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essohbe
October 12, 2010, 10:59 AM
Is there/how do I convert a Soviet "Arshin" into a domestic standard "Yard?"

Mike Irwin
October 12, 2010, 11:03 AM
According to this site (http://www.convert-me.com/en/convert/units/length/length.arshin.en.html) an arshin is equal to 0.7112 yards.

Jim Watson
October 12, 2010, 11:11 AM
Strange, when I look there it says an arshin is .7112 metre.
.7777 yard or 28 inches.

Mike Irwin
October 12, 2010, 11:13 AM

BlueTrain
October 12, 2010, 11:15 AM
I am constantly being amazed at the level of knowledge on this forum.

tater134
October 12, 2010, 02:38 PM
Is there/how do I convert a Soviet "Arshin" into a domestic standard "Yard?"

The Soviets didnt use Arshins they used meters.Arshins were used in Imperial Russia and the Soviets switched over to meters after the revolution.If you have an M91 Mosin the sights will be in Arshins and if you have a M91/30, M44, or M38 or the various other models they will be in meters.

Jim Watson
October 12, 2010, 08:22 PM
I am constantly being amazed at the level of knowledge on this forum.

I don't want to burst your bubble, but it doesn't take a whole lot to punch a strange word into Google. It does seem to escape a lot of posters, though, doesn't it?

essohbe
October 13, 2010, 12:04 AM
The Soviets didnt use Arshins they used meters.Arshins were used in Imperial Russia

The issue is the math more than definitions here, but you guys know what I meant. Lol.

If you have an M91 Mosin the sights will be in Arshins

Yea, I know. Which is why I asked. I have an older one, hex reciever. My M44 has meters. I figured an Arshin was a smaller measure than a meter because the sight has a dozen or more graduations.

Thanks for the math info guys.