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side n Gun? For reduced recoil, the barrel and slide are located in the lower part of the frame, below the trigger pin level. The action uses the energy of free recoil. Cocking the hammer, locking and unlocking the barrel channel, feeding, chambering and extraction are all done automatically. The trigger weight and length are adjustable. The 5-round magazine is located above the barrel. The orthopedic hand stocks have an adjustable hand support and were custom shop at Tula in small numbers: 14 in 1951-1955, 111 in 1956-1960, and a single pistol in 1961-1965. (Although Tula states that 125 such pistols were made, their records indicate 126.) As is evident from these production numbers, despite the 1956 ban, shooters held on to the hope that the gun would be allowed to return to competitive shooting. Unfortunately, they hoped in vain. [Editor’s note: Other than one or two vintage Derringers, we believe this was the first production gun of its kind—the first upside down gun.] Author with one of only 125 Russian MC-3 Record pistols produced before being banned from International competition. made of a high quality walnut. The MC-3 Record weighs 3.13 pounds with an overall length of 19.29 inches. Barrel length is 8.66 inches for a sight radius of 13.77 inches. The only information I have on accuracy are reported group sizes using the two popular 6 mm cartridges. Accuracy at 25 meters was “no more than .98 inches for the silhouette cartridge and .82 inches for the ‘Silhouette-M.’” The MC-3 Record pistol was primarily used by Soviet athletes in Internatonal shooting matches called MP-8. In 1956 in Budapest (Hungary), V. Nasonov fired a 592/600, beating the previous record by five points. Soon afterwards, E. Khaidurov raised the DOSAAF [Paramilitary society in the Soviet Union that promoted marksmanship through compeitive shooting] record of 293 to 299. Later that year, V. Sorokin set a world record with an MC-3 Record, after which the International Shooting Union (ISU) forbade the use of the MC-3 in international competitions. It did so by adding this language to its rulebook: “The axis of a gun barrel shall not be lower than the upper part of the shooter’s wrist.” With that, the future of the MC-3 Record came to an end. The Record was produced in the Close-up of the presentation model MC-3. Note the magazine that loaded from the top, as well as the fine engraving, silver inlay and polished walnut hand stocks. SHOOTINGSPORTSUSA.COM 17 http://www.SHOOTINGSPORTSUSA.COM

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Shooting Sports USA - February 2011

Shooting Sports USA - February 2011
Competitor’s Corner
Contents
Shooter’s News
Editor’s Diary—Bianchi Cup
Score Sheet
The First Upside Down Pistol?
Match AR-15 Gas versus Piston Tests
Making Sense of MOA
The U.S. Air Force Pistol Team
Coming Events
Member Info./Classified Ads

Shooting Sports USA - February 2011

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