This is the last prototype version of the PE scope which was only different from the later serial production model by a different elevation adjustment. It comes with the original mount (very first mounts only had numbers on them, no letters). Scopes with this type of elevation adjustment were made in 1932 and 1933. The original manufacturer markings were scrubbed by a previous owner, most possibly already when brought back as war trophy.
1937 PEM sniper scope with straight top mount for Mosin Nagant 91/30
PEM scope made at the Progress plant in 1939 and mounted on a Tula made side rail mount for Mosin Nagant 91/30.
1937 (Progress) PEM scope
Ground dug Russian PEM sniper scope with its mount. Adjustement turrets still work, view through the scope is still possible and reticle remains perfect.
Complete list of PU variants list by Alexander Yuschenko
PEM scope made at the Progress plant factory in 1939. The places where the bluing is still intact show that this scope was mounted on its rifle with a lateral mount.
PU sniper scope made in 1943 at the Progress plant factory. The different meter dial fonts on both adjustment turrets and the “CB” mark mean that this scope was originally made for SVT40 but has been modified later to be mounted on Mosin Nagant 91/30
This PEM scope was one of the few PEM scopes made in 1939 at the Kharkov Machine-Building Plant (FED), while most of them were made at the Progress plant. The front part of a lateral mount is still present.
Another rare PEM scope also made in 1943, during the siege of Leningrad. Note the simplified Smirnskiy mount, expedient canvas lens covers and brass tube, roughly made of loose parts due to the lack of materials and machinery during the siege.
Here is a very are PEM scope made in 1943 by the Gomz factory, during the siege of Leningrad. This one still has its original expedient canvas lens caps and cover. Side rail mount is made by Izhevsk factory.
Early 1938 Progress PEM sniper scope on its lateral mount, also used on Mosin Nagant 91/30. This set is in pretty bad condition but at least the mount and scope matching condition eventually shows that they were not put together post-war.
Soviet 1938 dated PEM sniper scope (made at Progress factory) with its original Smirnsky top mount used onMosin Nagant 91/30.
1943 dated PU scope, made by PRogress factory in Omsk, on a rare original Tula (plant n°314) SVT40 mount dated 1941. SVT40 sniper variants were produced from 1941 to 1942 so this PU scope doesn’t match its mount and was originally mounted on a Mosin Nagant 91/30 rifle.