German snipers from the Parachute Panzer Division “Hermann Goering" on the streets of the city Bautzen in Saxony, Germany. The man 3rd from right carries a Soviet Mosin Nagant PU sniper rifle.

Soviet soldier smashing a poster of Adolf Hitler with his rifle.

Red Army snipers wearing the forest camouflage wrap-around that was issued in early 1943. Original caption refers simply to "Soviet snipers." Undated. Note the Moshin-Nagant rifles with the modified PEM scope.To this day, the M-N remains the most widely produced and longest serving sniper rifle in the world, and remained the Soviet Union's main sniper rifle until it was superseded in 1962 by the semi-automatic SVD Dragunov rifle.

Simo Hayha, "The White Death" is considered to be the most effective sniper in Human History. He served in the Finnish Civil Guard during the Winter War with the Soviet Union in 1939-1940. Over the course of 100 days on the Kollaa Front, Hayha killed 705 Soviet Soldiers, including 542 with his bolt-action M28-30 Mosin Nagant carbine. He also refused to use a scope, making all of his kills with traditional iron sights.

A young German soldier. Most likely a member of the 12th SS Panzer Division "Hitlerjugend" which sustained 43% casualties during the Normand...

A German soldier with his K98 rifle carrying a belt of MG ammo. March, 1944. *note snow camo parka.

my take on the spanish website i got this from; "With Mosin-Nagant rifle and czarist-era tunics, this is how grandfathers go to confront the Germans."

The Totenkopf division was one of the "Germanic" divisions of the Waffen-SS. These included 1st SS Panzer Division Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler, 2nd SS Panzer Division Das Reich, and 5th SS Panzer Division Wiking.

The Mosin Nagant also saw service in Estonia after WW2 as a part of the Soviet Union.  In the photo are Soviet (Estonian) soldiers in training.  Notice the second rifle which has a bent bolt of some sort but does not appear to be a sniper rifle.

German Luftwaffe Soldier, 1944

Russian renowned sniper Vasily Zaytsev posing with his Mosin-Nagant sniper rifle, Stalingrad, Russia, Oct 1942

WWI Russians and their Mosin Nagant rifles

Two Red Army soldiers rest keeping their Mosin Nagant rifles handy, while a third is cleaning the bolt of his own weapon. The Mosin Nagant is still in circulation, with many WW2 specimens shooting straight and accurate even after more than 80-90 years in existence.

Sniper Maria Kuvshinova smiles at the photographer while clasping her Mosin Nagant sniper rifle. With several dozens confirmed kills of enemy soldiers and officers, Kuvshinova earned the Order of Glory of the USSR, third class. May 1944.

Roza and her Mosin Nagant with a somewhat primitive x4 scope. (WWII Russian sharpshooter)

Three brothers of the famed 12th SS-Panzer Division Hitlerjugend of the Waffen-SS.

Colonel Hans von Luck, Commander of the 7th and 21st Panzer Divisions. (Lived until he was 85) I just read his book "PANZER COMMANDER" I really enjoyed it!!!!

WW2 German Sniper K98 Mauser

Pz.Kpfw III from 11th Panzer Division, Winter 1941/42

Des éléments de la Panzer-Lehr près de Tilly-sur-Seulles le 9 juin 1944.

Ernie Pyle (1900-1945): Compassionate, Pulitzer Prize-winning war correspondent who chronicled the lives of common soldiers and sailors throughout WWII; killed by a Japanese sniper on Okinawa in the closing days of the war.