Vintage Saturday: What Would Roosevelt Shoot?

Not the cool Roosevelt – we know he liked his .405-caliber Big Medicine. I’m talking about the other one:

1920 press photo of FDR with a Mosin-Nagant rifle

Leszek found this on eBay (you can buy it if you want; I have no connection to the seller). Reportedly it’s a press photo from 1920 (during his V-P bid), before he contracted Polio. The most interesting part to me is that he’s holding an M1891 Mosin-Nagant rifle. I assume it’s a Remington one, made in his native state of New York, and he’s holding it for some political purpose.