Vostok CM-2 Target Rifle
This page contains all the information I can find relevant to the Vostok CM-2 target rifle.
Given that this is an older rifle and manufactured in Russia, information is difficult to find.
I have written today, (12-Mar-2009) to Baikal to ask for more information and am awaiting a response.
UPDATE March 23rd, 2009 : Received a response from Baikal. They have told me to speak to Izhmash instead. Response, (Google translater below).
Refer to "Izhmash:
426006, Russia, Udmurt Republic,
Izhevsk, Deryabina proezd, 3
Fax: (3412) 49-56-39, 60-96-22
Phone: (3412) 51-22-83, 49-55-31, 49-58-00
Telephone: (3412) 51-13-52, 78-36-35
Further update, 23rd March, 2009.
I received another reply referring me to izhmash.ru
They have a SM-2 here that looks very similar to the "Vostok". I'm away on a business trip for about a week so will chase them up when I get back. Here is the link to the SM-2.
The below is reproduced from a post by Derek F Dredge from http://club.guns.ru
The Vostok CM2 rifle was If I remember rightly made in Russia by Baikal, the Russian Arms Company. Originally the Vostok was produced in very limited numbers for members of the national shooting teams.
Vostok model 1, 2 and 3 and the Vostok CM2
Vostok Models 1 through 3 were made in numbers less than 500 each (as far as I know) The date for production seems to be around 1959 through to 1964.
I have owned several Vostoks Model numbers 1 2 and 3, the best being a Model 3 (Rome Olympics) Russian Reserve team rifle no 422, It shot so well that It was used by one UK National shooter and 2 other County shooters before I purchased it. After 2 years of owning the rifle I got into the Surrey County Shooting Team (United Kingdom) my best series with the rifle was 699 ex 700 at 25yds. Sadly when I gave up shooting in August 2000, nobody wanted my Vostoks, so they were all broken up and scrapped.
The early Vostoks are not considered to be "Good Guns" by today's standards, they are dated to be sure but they were made from the very best materials and the barrels are excellent. The CM2 was brought in sometime in the 1970s and was still being sold in the early 1990's, I do not know about now. The CM2 was inferior to the original Vostoks due to the fact it was mass produced for the open market as a entry level small bore target rifle. I believe the purchase price or a new one in the late 1980's was ($320)
They are certainly not rare, Price, well I paid around ($80) (1984) for my Model 3 and that came complete with all the accessories as well as all the 3 positional parts.
To pay any more nowdays for a second hand CM2 would be robbery. You also need to test shoot (grouping from a
static test bed at 50 yds - NOT SHOOTING IT YOURSELF) any target rifle before purchasing, any spread larger than 15mm by 15mm after 10 shots from 50 yds don't buy! (my rifle tested at 10 shots from 50yds with a 9mm by 11mm spread).
Use various batches or different types of Ammunition to see what ammunition the rifle likes (.22 LR Tenex/Tenex Xtra by Eley is what I used)
Remember that different batches of the same ammunition will shoot differently.
Vostoks are a cheap entry rifle, you might consider a going after a X Barrelled Anshutz instead. (Top factory selected
Barrels on Anshutz Rifles have a X either before or after the serial number)
The earlier models can be very reasonably priced and spares are no problem (unlike the Vostok, where to get a spare you simply buy another rifle and strip it)
Good luck whatever you decide and I hope this has been of help.
The below was posted by "Macca" on http://club.guns.ru (Aug 18, 2003)
Hi, I have a vostok target riflemarked with what lookes like a lower case n ffollowed by an upper case a with the
bar missing follwed by a dash then 3. I believe it is a mark 3. I have seen a CM2 and the bolt on it is a different
length. The set trigger on mine is superb. It has a different stock now as I use it for benchrest rimfire. To
mount the scope a friend of mine machined a right angle bridge which attaches on the side dovetails that the peep
was originally mounted on. It shoots very well. Havent cracked the 200 yet but have gone very close. The rifle
keeps me in A grade.
Hope this helps Cheers Ian