Quote Originally Posted by asdf2231 View Post
You may legally bring back a semi automatic or a demilled full automatic rifle and any type of pistol provided that it is registered as a "War Trophy".
The military has mechinisms in place to allow this.
It probably belonged to the snipers spotter.
Had he done that, he'd have had the paperwork, and it wouldn't have been an issue.

Also, a lot of the Iraqi "snipers" were just regular troops firing AKs from hide positions. What we consider a sniper, an elite rifleman with specific training and specialized weapons, were few and far between in the Iraqi Army under Saddam. I've seen a few SVDs in theater, but they weren't that common.