Zeta-Lab's Mosin Nagant 1944 Carbine replica

A case of extreme excitement followed closely by a little disappointment as eHobbyAsia announced the forthcoming replica of Zeta Lab's Mosin–Nagant Model 1944 Carbine. Although the airsoft community has been gagging for an affordable Mosin-Nagant for some time what was probably sought after most was the long 1891/30 model, which is famous as the deadly Soviet army sniper rifle.

Aside from World War 2 Soviet re-enactors and airsofters the Mosin–Nagant was widely used up to the  Vietnam war so if you prefer to play NVA or Viet Cong the new '44 carbine will be a welcome addition to your armoury.

Above: The Mosin-Nagant 1991/30 model, weapon of choice for Soviet snipers during the Great Patriotic War and of NVA marksman twenty years later. KTW already offer an airsoft replica of this variant, but at £550 (Wolf Armouries UK) many will be itching for a cheaper Chinese version to appear.

The 1944 carbine version is a step in the right direction – although UK sites may not look kindly at it's integral bayonet (all be it a dummy one) – but I am sure there will be a lot of people who will be pestering eHobbyAsia for a date of the release of a 1991/30 variant. 

The Zeta Lab's replica cannot be said to be 'cheapsoft', at $369, but how long will it be before DBoy's clones this collectors item? Let's hope they do as good a job as they did with their German Kar 98k clone if they do (minus the cartridge loading this time please).

Link to the Zeta Lab’s real wood and steel Mosin Nagant 1944 carbine replica at eHobbyAsia 

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