The smell is unmistakeable, it's the smell of pure quality, as you open the box and you get a whiff of real wood. It reminds you of finely crafted wood furniture, or even like a wooden musical instrument. This K.T.W. Classic rifle is certainly a finely crafted piece of kit - an authentic replica of the classic, bolt-action military rifle, the Mosin Nagant. Also known as the M1891, it doesn't take a genius to figure out that it was adopted in 1891.
Despite the design being older than most people's grandmothers, the Mosin Nagant had a long service life, being used up until World War II. It was pulled out of production not long after World War II, although was still used by some for some time after. It's design has seen many variant offsprings from around the World, from China to Finland. The rifle of the once Imperial Russia, later the Soviet Union (as well as many Eastern Bloc countries), was later replaced in it's function as a sniper rifle, by the Dragunov SVD.
This K.T.W. replica is a great tribute to the original Mosin Nagant, when you open the box you are presented with a complete real wood gun, including a 40ml bottle of oil to use for the wood. And for this Sniper Version, it features a Scope mount, and of course a Scope, which has 4x Magnification, which is good for "Sniping"!