Russian 6.53 rifle?


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Durruti
July 25, 2007, 10:53 AM
I'm reading a book called Negroes with Guns (http://www.amazon.com/Negroes-Guns-African-American-Life/dp/0814327141/ref=pd_bbs_1/104-3279795-5325534?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1185371035&sr=8-1) by Robert F. Williams (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_F._Williams) about armed self-defense in the South during the civil rights movement. In it, he mentions the use of a Soviet made rifle called the 6.53. He describes it as a civilian bolt-action. I've never heard of it and I can't seem to find anything about it online.

Has anyone heard of this type of rifle?

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Brother in Arms
July 25, 2007, 04:33 PM
Probably a typo
7.62X54 is sometimes refered to as 7.62X53 the finns in particular call it that. So it was probably an Atemp at 7.62X53

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