Dragunov? Yes-without a doubt.
A buddy and I met for some shooting at old steel oxygen cylinders and cantaloupes etc.
His Dragunov was the first I had ever seen.
The gun's sexy, yet wicked-looking, sleek combat design left a paradoxical impression on me.
He had never before used the rifle, and it was still in the box.
The beautifully irridescent, reddish-brown wood was the most attractive wood I've ever seen on any gun, and looked even better than photos of wood on the best Russian SKS rifles etc.
I don't remember seeing any sort of 'thumb hole' etc, but it had a bewitching, mysterious allure.
If his gun were a woman, it would be a stealthy, beautiful, long-legged, yet deadly Russian agent with dark-red hair
(sort of like Debra Messing
) and an ice-cold stare in an old James Bond film. Would you pass me the vodka glass?