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Mosin Nagant History

History and facts about the Mosin Nagant Rifle

Mosin Nagant History

Postby Marauder 1 » Fri Aug 20, 2010 12:17 pm

In the late 1800's, the Russian military was looking for a battle rifle to modernize their army and compete with the other European states. The rifles of the era, to name a few, were the Krag-Jorgensen, Mauser, Lebel and Schmidt-Rubin. A contest was held to determine the best new design and a Russian Army Captain named Sergei Mosin began submitting designs in 1883. He tinkered with different variations on a magazine fed rifle until 1891 when his rifle, the Pekhotniya Vintovka obr 1891g, was accepted by the Russian Army. This rifle was produced in vast quantities and with many variations until 1938 with the advent of the M38. Actually released in 1939, this rifle was a shorter carbine version of the M1891 and M91/30, designed to be carried by support units such as artillery and by cavalry. This was essentially just a shorter M91/30 and wasn't ideal for infantry in close quarters. After a number of requests by the Army for a carbine with a bayonet, the M44 went into production. The only real difference between the M38 and the M44 is the introduction of a side folding bayonet. The M44 was produced in staggering quantities and was manufactured by many Soviet Bloc countries during the cold war including Poland and Romania. The M44 also saw service in almost every conflict from WW2 up to Vietnam and Afghanistan.
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Re: Mosin Nagant History

Postby Marauder 1 » Fri Sep 17, 2010 11:50 pm

The Mosin–Nagant (Russian: Винтовка Мосина, ISO 9: Vintovka Mosina) is a bolt-action, internal magazine fed, military rifle used by the armed forces of the Russian Empire, the Soviet Union and various other nations.

It gets its name from the Russian Artillery Colonel Sergei Ivanovich Mosin who designed the bolt and receiver, and the Belgian Emile Nagant, who designed the magazine system[1] Also known as the Three-Line Rifle (Трёхлинейная винтовка, Trëhlinejnaâ vintovka), in reference to the 7.62 mm caliber, it was the first to use the 7.62x54mmR cartridge.

As a front-line rifle, the Mosin–Nagant served in various forms from 1891 until the 1960s in many Eastern European nations, when the sniper rifle variant was replaced by the Dragunov sniper rifle (Снайперская винтовка Драгунова, Snajperskaâ vintovka Dragunova), and because of its ruggedness and the vast number produced is still in use in many conflicts.
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Re: Mosin Nagant History

Postby Fung_13 » Mon Feb 17, 2014 12:03 pm

Awesome write-up!!!
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