Nagant/Mosin-Nagant-Model-91-30.

A view of the venerable Mosin-Nagant model 91-30.

Mosin-Nagant Action Cutaway

Cutaway drawing exposing the Mosin-Nagant action.

book cover for mosin nagant rifle

The Lineage of the
Mosin-Nagant Rifle:

Facts and Circumstances in the History and Development of the Mosin-Nagant Family of Rifles

by Frederic Faust

The Mosin–Nagant is a five-shot, bolt-action, internal magazine-fed, military rifle, developed by the Imperial Russian Army in 1882–91 and used by the armed forces of the Russian Empire, the Soviet Union and various other nations. It is one of the most mass-produced military bolt-action rifles in history with over 37 million units produced since its invention in 1891.

In spite of its age, it has pulled duty in various armed conflicts around the world even up to the modern day. This comes as no big surprise when considering how these rifles are plentiful, cheap, rugged, simple to use, and effective, much like the AK-47 and its variants. Find out about the parts played by the rifles namesakes Mosin and Nagant. Learn all about the fascinating history and evolution of this esteemed battle rifle.


First World War Russian troops armed with M91 Mosin-Nagants

(LEFT) First World War Russian troops armed with M91 Mosin-Nagants"

Military Rifle Series
Trade Paperback: 48 pages
Language: English
ISBN-13: 978-0934523158
Dimensions: 6 x 9 inches
Shipping Weight: 4.3 ounce





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