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CONTENTS
:
☭BRIEF MOSIN NAGANT
HISTORY
☭MOSIN NAGANT MODELS
AND VARIANTS
☭OTHER NATIONS
COMPARISONS
☭PARTS BREAKDOWN &
BRIEF HISTORY
☭IN THE RUSSO- OTTOMAN WAR THE
RUSSIANS USED BERDAN M1868 & M1870
SINGLE SHOT RIFLES
☭OPPOSED BY TURKISH TROOPS ARMED
WITH...
☭IN 1889 THREE RIFLES WERE SUBMITTED
FOR EVALUATION
☭SERGEI IVANOVICH MOSIN SUBMITTED HIS
3 LINE CALIBER RIFLE 7.62 RIFLE
...
☭CAPTAIN ZINOVIEV SUBMITTED ANOTHER 3
LINE DESIGN
☭BELGIAN LEON NAGANT SUBMITTED A 3 ½
LINE RIFLE
☭IN THE 1891 TRIALS THE EVALUATORS
WERE SPLIT IN THEIR DECISION BETWEEN
MOSIN’S RIFLE AND NAGANT’S RIFLE
☭NAGANT’S RIFLE W...
☭LEON NAGANT FILED A PATENT DISPUTE,
CLAIMING THAT HE WAS FIRST TO APPLY THE
INTERRUPTER, ALTHOUGH HE BORROWED IT
FROM MOS...
REFERENCE
PICTURES
MODELS AND
VARIANTS
MODEL M1891 INFANTRY (1892)
☭THE 1ST
CONFIGURATION
☭FINGER REST BEHIND TRIGGER GUARD
☭SLING SWIVELS ON MAGAZINE & FRONT BA...
MODEL M1891 INFANTRY (1894)
☭THE 3RDCONFIGURATION
☭NO FINGER REST
☭SLING SWIVELS ON MAGAZINE & FRONT BAND
☭EARLY FLAT REAR...
MODEL M1891 INFANTRY (1908 –
1909)
☭THE 6TH AND 7TH CONFIGURATION
☭STOCKSLING SLOTS ADDED
☭SLING SWIVELS REMOVED
☭EARLY RE...
MODEL M1891 INFANTRY
(1909)
☭THE FINAL CONFIGURATION
☭BARREL BANDS CHANGED
☭RECOIL BOLT IN STOCK, 1ST WOOD, THEN
METAL
MODEL M1891 INFANTRY
☭PRODUCED AT RUSSIAN ARSENALS AS WELL AS
OTHER COUNTRIES
☭TULA RUSSIA 1891 – 1926*
☭IZHEVSKRUSSIA 189...
MODEL M1891 INFANTRY RECIEVER & BARREL
MARKINGS
☭MOST BARREL’S AND RECIEVERS ARE DATED
(MOST VARIANTS)
☭RECIEVERS NORMALLY...
MODEL M1891 DRAGOON AND
COSSACK
☭SHORTER THAN THE STANDARD M91 (48.5” VS
52.25”)
☭DRAGOON FOR MOUNTED INFANTRY
☭COSSACKFOR...
REFERENCE
PICTURES
☭GERMAN WW1 CAPTURE
☭REMINGTON
☭FINLAND CAPTURE *
MODEL M1891/30
INFANTRY
☭HIGH COMMAND DECIDED TO MODERNISE THE
M91 / DRAGOONS
☭MOST DRAGOON RIFLES 1893 – 1929 WERE
UPDATE...
REFERENCE
PICTURES
OTHER NATIONS
COMPARISONS
OTHER NATIONS
COMPARISONS
☭LEBEL 1886
☭GEWEHR 1888
☭ARGENTINE MAUSER
1891
☭MANNLICHER 1895
PARTS BREAKDOWN
AND ACCESSORIES
MAGAZINE
SYSTEM
“SAFETY” DEVICE
BOLT
DISASSEMBLY
Mosin Nagant rifles Part 1
Mosin Nagant rifles Part 1
Mosin Nagant rifles Part 1
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This is a presentation delivered by Leigh Brown to a monthly meeting of the Historical Breechloading Smallarms Association (HBSA) of Great Britain in London, UK. Website: www.hbsa-uk.org

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Mosin Nagant rifles Part 1

  1. 1. CONTENTS : ☭BRIEF MOSIN NAGANT HISTORY ☭MOSIN NAGANT MODELS AND VARIANTS ☭OTHER NATIONS COMPARISONS ☭PARTS BREAKDOWN &
  2. 2. BRIEF HISTORY
  3. 3. ☭IN THE RUSSO- OTTOMAN WAR THE RUSSIANS USED BERDAN M1868 & M1870 SINGLE SHOT RIFLES ☭OPPOSED BY TURKISH TROOPS ARMED WITH WINCHESTER REPEATING RIFLES, MAINLY CONSISTED OF THE MODEL 1866. THE RUSSIANS SUFFERED HEAVY CASUALTIES. RUSSIAN EMPIRE DECIDED TO MODERNIZE☭ THE IMPERIAL ARMY
  4. 4. ☭IN 1889 THREE RIFLES WERE SUBMITTED FOR EVALUATION ☭SERGEI IVANOVICH MOSIN SUBMITTED HIS 3 LINE CALIBER RIFLE 7.62 RIFLE ☭LOOKED SIMILAR TO THE BERDAN II
  5. 5. ☭CAPTAIN ZINOVIEV SUBMITTED ANOTHER 3 LINE DESIGN ☭BELGIAN LEON NAGANT SUBMITTED A 3 ½ LINE RIFLE
  6. 6. ☭IN THE 1891 TRIALS THE EVALUATORS WERE SPLIT IN THEIR DECISION BETWEEN MOSIN’S RIFLE AND NAGANT’S RIFLE ☭NAGANT’S RIFLE WAS OF A MORE COMPLICATED MECHANISM WHICH REQUIRED SPECIAL INSTRUMENTS TO DISASSEMBLE ☭MOSIN’S RIFLE WAS CRITIZED FOR LOWER QUALITY OF MATERIALS CAUSING STOPPAGES THE COMMISSION VOTED 14 – 10 TO☭ APPROVE NAGANTS RIFLE ☭HOWEVER THE HEAD OF COMISSION ORDERED SUBSEQUENT TESTS UNDER HIS SUPERVISION MOSIN’S RIFLE SHOWED IT’S ADVANTAGES,☭ AND WAS CHOSEN OVER THE NAGANT
  7. 7. ☭LEON NAGANT FILED A PATENT DISPUTE, CLAIMING THAT HE WAS FIRST TO APPLY THE INTERRUPTER, ALTHOUGH HE BORROWED IT FROM MOSIN’S DESIGN (STOPS RIMLOCKIN THE MAGAZINE) ☭MOSIN COULD NOT PATENT IT AS HE WAS AN OFFICER OF THE RUSSIAN ARMY ☭NAGANT WAS PAID 200,000 RUSSIAN RUBLES EQUAL TO WHAT MOSIN RECIEVED, AND WAS ATTEMPING TO USE THE SITAUTION FOR PUBLICITY AS WELL AS HIS 1895 REVOLVER BEING ADOPTED BY THE RUSSIAN ARMY ☭IN SUMMARY THE RIFLE IS THE DESIGN PROPOSED BY MOSIN, AS FURTHER AMENDED BY MOSIN, WITH SOME DETAILS BORROWED FROM NAGANTS DESIGN, PRIMARILY THE MAGAZINE AND FEED SYSTEM
  8. 8. REFERENCE PICTURES
  9. 9. MODELS AND VARIANTS
  10. 10. MODEL M1891 INFANTRY (1892) ☭THE 1ST CONFIGURATION ☭FINGER REST BEHIND TRIGGER GUARD ☭SLING SWIVELS ON MAGAZINE & FRONT BAND ☭EARLY FLAT REAR SIGHT LEAF IN ARSHINS (PACES) ☭NO HANDGUARD ☭STRAIGHT BOLT
  11. 11. MODEL M1891 INFANTRY (1894) ☭THE 3RDCONFIGURATION ☭NO FINGER REST ☭SLING SWIVELS ON MAGAZINE & FRONT BAND ☭EARLY FLAT REAR SIGHT LEAF IN ARSHINS (PACES) ☭ADDED HANDGUARD, NEW FRONT BANDS
  12. 12. MODEL M1891 INFANTRY (1908 – 1909) ☭THE 6TH AND 7TH CONFIGURATION ☭STOCKSLING SLOTS ADDED ☭SLING SWIVELS REMOVED ☭EARLY REAR SIGHT REPLACED WITH KONOVALOV SIGHT (1908 SPITZER CARTRIDGE) ☭ALTERED STOCK TO ACCOMMODATE LONGER CLEANING ROD
  13. 13. MODEL M1891 INFANTRY (1909) ☭THE FINAL CONFIGURATION ☭BARREL BANDS CHANGED ☭RECOIL BOLT IN STOCK, 1ST WOOD, THEN METAL
  14. 14. MODEL M1891 INFANTRY ☭PRODUCED AT RUSSIAN ARSENALS AS WELL AS OTHER COUNTRIES ☭TULA RUSSIA 1891 – 1926* ☭IZHEVSKRUSSIA 1891 – 1926 ☭SESTROYETSKRUSSIA 1892 – 1918 ☭CHATELLERAULT FRANCE 1892 – 1895 ☭WW1 CONTRACT NEW ENGLAND WESTINGHOUSE & REMINGTON USA 1915 – 1918 *
  15. 15. MODEL M1891 INFANTRY RECIEVER & BARREL MARKINGS ☭MOST BARREL’S AND RECIEVERS ARE DATED (MOST VARIANTS) ☭RECIEVERS NORMALLY MARKED BOTTOM OF THE TANG ☭RECIEVERS ARE MADE IN A HEXAGONAL SHAPE
  16. 16. MODEL M1891 DRAGOON AND COSSACK ☭SHORTER THAN THE STANDARD M91 (48.5” VS 52.25”) ☭DRAGOON FOR MOUNTED INFANTRY ☭COSSACKFOR CAVALRY (KA3) ☭DRAGOONS MADE AT TULA 1923 – 1932 ☭DRAGOONS MADE AT IZHEVSK1893 – 1932 ☭COSSACKS MADE ONLY AT IZHEVSK1894 - 1922
  17. 17. REFERENCE PICTURES ☭GERMAN WW1 CAPTURE ☭REMINGTON ☭FINLAND CAPTURE *
  18. 18. MODEL M1891/30 INFANTRY ☭HIGH COMMAND DECIDED TO MODERNISE THE M91 / DRAGOONS ☭MOST DRAGOON RIFLES 1893 – 1929 WERE UPDATED TO THE M91/30 CONFIG ☭SHORTER OVERAL LENGTH 48.5” (51.25” M91) ☭UDPATED KONOVALOV TO FLAT REAR SIGHT LEAF (METERS) ☭HEXAGONAL RECIEVERS REPLACED WITH ROUND RECIEVERS (CIRCA 1935)
  19. 19. REFERENCE PICTURES
  20. 20. OTHER NATIONS COMPARISONS
  21. 21. OTHER NATIONS COMPARISONS ☭LEBEL 1886 ☭GEWEHR 1888 ☭ARGENTINE MAUSER 1891 ☭MANNLICHER 1895
  22. 22. PARTS BREAKDOWN AND ACCESSORIES
  23. 23. MAGAZINE SYSTEM
  24. 24. “SAFETY” DEVICE
  25. 25. BOLT
  26. 26. DISASSEMBLY

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