Sunday, September 4, 2011

Mosin Nagant

| Sunday, September 4, 2011 | 7 comments


The Mosin Nagant is a bolt-action military rifle invented in Belgium and used by the armed forces of the Russian Empire, the Soviet Union and various other nations. The popularity of the Mosin has grown over the past few years as more and more people discover how interesting and affordable these rifles are to collect.




It is regulated to hit an enemy center-of-mass to 350 meters if aimed at the belt buckle. This is due to the necessity of quick instruction of conscripted soldiers. However, while this is acceptable for battle under Communist military doctrine, the lack of fine adjustment leaves much to be desired for most civilian applications. There are currently several fixes: Scout scope mounts are common, and, as of this writing, two companies make adjustable sights for the Russian version of this rifle, Mojo and Smith-Sights. Though generally viewed as inaccurate, these rifles show a capability of two-inch groups or better at 100 yards/meters when used with good ammunition and equipped with scopes or improved iron sights and are capable of taking most game on the North American Continent when correct ammunition is used.



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Specifications of Mosin Nagant:
Weight: 4 kg (8.8 lb) (M91/30), 3.4 kg (7.5 lb) (M38), 4.1 kg (9.0 lb) (M44)
Length: 1,287 mm (50.7 in) (M91/30), 1,013 mm (39.9 in) (carbines)
Barrel length: 730 mm (29 in) (M91/30), 514 mm (20.2 in) (carbines)
Cartridge: 7.62x54mmR, 7.62x53mmR (Finnish variants only), 7.92x57mm Mauser (Polish variants)
Action: bolt-action
Muzzle velocity: Light ball, ~ 865 m/s (2,838 ft/s) rifle, ~ 800 m/s (2,625 ft/s) carbine.
Effective range: 500 m (550 yards), 800+ m (with optics)
Feed system: 5-round non-detachable magazine, loaded individually or with five-round stripper clips.
Sights: Rear: ladder, graduated from 100 m to 2,000 m (M91/30) and from 100 m to 1,500 m (M38 and M44); Front: hooded fixed post (drift adjustable)

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

I recently bought one my self. The M91/30. One of the best riles i have in my collection. I love it! this site has helped me descover even more about my rifle.

Anonymous said...

After running over 800 rounds through the Mosin Nagant M91/30 I have to say this. It is a cheap (cost) rifle but I can now hold a 4 inch or tighter group at 100 yards with iron sights. Let me say that these results are from using high grade ammunition and time spent getting to know this rifle. With surplus ammunition this M91/30 was vary inaccurate. I do not advise using surplus ammunition in a M91/30. I have ordered Smith-sights as suggested by a friend, The only upgrade I intend to get. Before buying one I must have looked at 30 or more M91/30s before I bought this one. Out of everyone I looked at I found several with problems consistence with being well used along with mismatched serial numbers. The M91/30 I bought has matching numbers and no visible signs of use. If considering buying a Mosin Nagant M91/30 look it over good and without doubt make sure the serial numbers match, just my opinion. I load this rile individually and do not use the five-round stripper clips, Using stripper clips caused me jamming problems and I used stripper clips made in Russia and not made who knows where. Other than that vary minor hitch and stripping the rifle down to clean the cosmoline 100% off I am vary pleased with this one and I am considering looking for another one. Holds a group better than anyone one of my M15's with iron sights but dose kick a bit more. If I need more that 5 rounds to hit what I'm aiming at I shouldn't own a rifle.

Patriot44

Olivia Princess said...

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Cimonov said...

This rifle was invented by Sergey Mosin 70% and Leon Nagant 30%

Cimonov said...

This rifle was invented by Sergey Mosin 70% and Leon Nagant 30%

Cimonov said...

This rifle was invented by Sergey Mosin 70% and Leon Nagant 30%

Cimonov said...

This rifle was invented by Sergey Mosin 70% and Leon Nagant 30%

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