The Toz Model 8, is a Russian .22 LR Bolt action Rifle. Toz 8 was in initially conceived in 1932 for small game hunting, practice and teaching purposes. The rifle being reviewed is 1957 model. It is a single shot model, meaning the rifle lacks any magazine or clip. You load in a round, fire it and after ejecting it load another one. The rifle is really simple to disassemble. Just remove two screws and the whole thing comes apart in seconds.
Lets take a look at its specs:
Caliber: .22 LR
Barrel length: 25”, Bull barrel, chrome lined
Fixed front sight
Rear sight fixed with graduated scale up to 250 M
Weight: 3.25 kg
Capacity: 1 round
The rifle isn’t really all that ugly
The rear sight has a graduated scale, up to 250 M, in 25 M steps.
The front sight is fixed.
The rifle has a 25” bull barrel.
See the checkering on the grip. Also the cover is used as a protection for the firer and stops the bolt while the rifle is in assembled state.
The Toz 8, .22 LR is a simple single shot bolt action rifle, it is light weight and hassle free. The receiver contains bolt and trigger mechanism. There is no magazine, instead a special floor guide helps in loading the round in the chamber. The rifle lacks safety, instead if you don’t lock the rotating bolt the round remains in the chamber but does not fire, rotating it makes it fall in its recess and the rifle is ready to fire. So the bolt acts like a safety till its not locked. The bolt and trigger group is very simple. This has to be the simplest rifle I have ever seen. I got this baby in greased condition at a throw away price. After a little de-greasing I got it re-blued and had the stock polished. Now it looks just as good as new. Considering its size, weight and simplicity it is ideal for plinking at the range or hunting small game like doves or rabbits. I still have to make out how to install a scope on this. I believe it will be done after removing the rear sights since the receiver lacks any dove tails for mounting a scope. Absolutely good value for money, is you can find one, that is 🙂