Russian Izhevsk Mosin Model 1891 7.62x54R Mfg 1914 PRE WWI WW2 C&R


Russian Izhevsk Mosin Model 1891 proved to be a rugged and effective firearm in harsh battlefield conditions. Its simple yet sturdy construction made it well-suited for the demanding environments of the time.


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The Russian Izhevsk Mosin Model 1891 is a historic and iconic bolt-action rifle that played a significant role in the military history of Russia and beyond. Developed at the renowned Izhevsk Arsenal, this rifle, officially known as the Mosin-Nagant Model 1891, was designed by Russian and Belgian engineers Captain Sergei Ivanovich Mosin and Léon Nagant.

Introduced into service in 1891, the Mosin Model 1891 served as the primary infantry rifle for the Russian Empire during various conflicts, including World War I and the Russian Civil War. It gained widespread recognition for its robust and reliable design, as well as its impressive accuracy. The rifle features a distinctive long barrel, a bolt-action mechanism, and a five-round internal magazine loaded with the 7.62x54mmR cartridge.

Is the Mosin a real gun?

The Mosin-Nagant is a military rifle with an internal magazine that fires five shots and bolt action. Officially designated as the M1891 3-line rifle, it is also known by its Izhevsk Mosin Nagant M91/30 7.62x54r 1943 colloquial name, the Mosin rifle (Russian: винтовкa Мосина, ISO 9: vintovka Mosina). It was designed primarily to accommodate its original 7.62x54mmR cartridge. 

How big is an 1891 Mosin-Nagant?

Like other military infantry weapons of the time, the Mosin-Nagant was quite long (about 51 inches total) and extended up to 68 inches with the bayonet, which, according to Russian service regulations, had to be attached 24 hours a day. Day, 7 days a week. The soldiers did not even receive sheaths for the long, thin cruciform blade.

General Specifications

  • Weight — 9 1/2 lbs.(4.3 kg)
  • Length (overall) — 51 1/2″ (130.8 cm)
  • Barrel Length — 31 1/2″ (80.0 cm)
  • Stock length — 47 1/2″ (120.7 cm)
  • Rifling — 4 grooves, 1 to 9-1/2 right twist
  • Initial Model — Finger Rest
  • No Handguard, Mag and front band swivel


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