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  • The Mosin-Nagant Never Stopped Fighting

    04/10/2015 6:35:03 AM PDT · by C19fan · 71 replies
    War is Boring ^ | April 9, 2015 | Paul Fitch
    If there’s any weapon that deserves the most credit for beating back Nazi Germany, it might be the legendary bolt-action Mosin-Nagant rifle. The Soviet Union made them in absolutely huge numbers — and they’re still available and rather cheap compared to their contemporaries. What’s more extraordinary is that the basic design is more than a century old. Even now, rebels carry Mosin-Nagants alongside more modern weapons as in conflicts from Ukraine to the Middle East.
  • So I just bought a Mosin Nagant

    03/14/2015 6:27:53 PM PDT · by Rides_A_Red_Horse · 84 replies
    14 Mar 2015 | Rides A Red Horse
    This morning I bought a surplus 1942 Mosin Nagant Russian made Sniper Rifle. The purchase included a double leather pouch with a weird device for oiling the rifle, a cloth ammo pouch that attaches to the butt stock (stashed in the double leather pouch), a bag of assorted metal pieces (I assume tools) and a bayonet. The seller had inspected the rifle and removed some of the cosmoline (there's still a LOT left) and made sure it was in good working order. I downloaded a manual and I'll break it down, clean it and oil it as soon as I...
  • Mosin Nagant M1891 Air Rifle

    01/21/2015 3:35:15 PM PST · by dynachrome · 28 replies ^ | 1/2015 | air gun depot
    One of the most beloved Russian military rifles is now available as a CO2 BB gun. This version of the 19th-century rifle- which was used in several Russian and Soviet wars- will become one of your favorite rifles because it's so crazy realistic- compact- lightweight and easy to handle. When you pick it up- you think you're handling the real steel. How did you ever manage to live without it? Yeah -- it's gonna be THAT much fun! Repeater Bolt-action Uses a 12-gram CO2 cartridge 16rd removable BB magazine Fixed front sight Rear sight adjustable for windage and elevation Polymer...
  • TWD The Nagant soldiers on (TWD = The Walking Dead)

    03/31/2014 4:39:17 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 16 replies ^ | 3-24-14 | Commander Zero
    I may owe an apology to travel-trailer survivalists and survival on a budget advocates across the interwebs. Why? I actually saw someone use a Mosin-Nagant (an M44, actually) on The Walking Dead. True, they didnt actually shoot itbut they calmly unfolded the bayonet and speared a zombie head like it was a cocktail olive. I guess when the end of the world breaks out and when everyone is totin a high-capicty, semi-auto boomstick there will still be a place for the man with a five-shot Soviet fencepost. To be fair, though.we saw tons of ARs, AKs, and even M1 carbines,...
  • Shot Show 2013 Archangel Mosin Nagant stock (10 round and 5 round detachable mags)

    02/03/2013 11:43:00 AM PST · by dynachrome · 39 replies ^ | 1-16-13 | mixflip
    it will cost more than the rifle, but what the heck!
  • Possible Suicide Mission Mosin Nagant! Coated In "Orange Cyanide" Very Rare!

    09/27/2012 3:01:36 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 48 replies ^ | 9-22-12 | Gun Broker
    ***Extremely Rare*** "Orange Cyanide" Mosin Nagant Many gun collectors have already discovered the "Mosin Nagant" rifle platform that took the market by storm just a few years ago. For those who are not familiar with Mosin Nagants they were the basic battle/sniper rifle in the WWI and WWII era. Because of the stress created in the countries armories during that time, too many Mosin's were made and armories were forced to put all guns into storage. Being that they were just recently recovered you can pick up an average Mosin for only around $150, but this is no such firearm!...

    08/23/2012 6:05:47 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 57 replies
  • Olympic spoiler alert: ("Mosin wins medal!)

    08/02/2012 4:04:00 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 13 replies ^ | 8-2-12 | NBC
    Mens' double trap event; 1 Peter Wilson 2 DAHLBY Hakan 3 MOSIN Vasily
  • Official Mosin and Bacon Thread

    06/17/2012 8:22:14 PM PDT · by ebshumidors · 39 replies
    me | 6/17/12 | me
    I always like the Mosin and bacon threads so being a slow Sunday night, I thought I'd combine them. Have at it. Post pics, or just talk. Pictures of attractive young women with either get extra credit. Happy Father's Day!
  • Mosin Project (Vanity)

    06/09/2012 11:47:25 AM PDT · by mnehring · 81 replies
    Today, I started a project I've been wanting to do for a long time. Take an original Mosin Nagant and turn it into a modern hunting rifle. I purchased two Mosins at the first of the year. One I want to keep original, one will be my conversion. The top one is the gun I will be converting. I wanted to post this here as a step-by-step process if anyone else wants to do this. So far, I've purchased an ATI stock and bipod. This morning, I began the stock replacement process. (Note, this gun has been fired and shoots...
  • A Second Look at the Mosin-Nagant Rifle

    05/02/2012 8:44:25 AM PDT · by dynachrome · 80 replies ^ | 5-2-12 | "Frog"
    My rifle is a round receiver Tula, 91/30. I was lucky enough to get one with an excellent bore, bolt, and all the accessories (oiler, tools in cloth wrap, sling, bayonet and two ammo pouches), while paying only $90 in-person. $80 online is still a perfectly fair price, even after transfer and shipping -- though I would advise anyone purchasing multiple specimens, or other qualifying weapons, to consider a Curio and Relic license, if that is in your interest. The rifle's main detriment that I've determined thus far? The sights. They're not bad -- though I'm biased, and apparently an...
  • The Mosin-Nagant Rifle - Why Dont You Have One Yet?

    06/23/2011 12:52:36 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 157 replies
    Human Events ^ | 6-21-11 | Richard Johnson
    If I asked you to tell me what was the most important rifle ever used in Russia, what would it be? Many people might answer: the AK-47. However, it was the Mosin-Nagant rifle that drove Nazis from the Motherland. The same rifle guarded the Czars, and later deposed them. The AK may be the Cold War face of the Evil Empire, but the Mosin-Nagant was the backbone of a country when their very survival was in doubt. In a great twist of historical irony, the former Communist country is selling the rifles that guarded the revolution to the very citizens...
  • Can Bayonets Kill Zombies?

    11/06/2010 9:59:33 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 95 replies · 2+ views
  • Gun Collecting: Nagant Model 1895 Revolver

    10/29/2010 11:04:08 AM PDT · by dynachrome · 14 replies ^ | 10-16-10 | Peter Suciu
    One of the most unique vintage military revolvers is known for its use in Russia, but yet it was in fact a Belgian designed firearm. This was the Model 1895 Nagant revolver, which was in actuality developed in 1894 by Emile and Leon Nagant, two Belgian gun designers, who had previous experience with the Russian arms industry. Their development of the revolver coincided with the Imperial Russian Armys need for a new sidearm, which the firm of Fabrique darmes Emile et Leon Nagant designed and brought to production. The Nagant brothers were already well known at the Russian Court as...
  • FReeper Gun Nuts. Thoughts on 1943 Mosin Nagant

    02/17/2010 4:04:22 PM PST · by Phantom Lord · 98 replies · 1,720+ views
    Me | Me
    Alright my fellow Freepers. Have been offered a 1943 Mosin Nagant as a gift. Will be used for target shooting and deer hunting. I know jack squat about this rifle. Pluses, minuses, thoughts, advice... Thanks!

    12/05/2008 9:51:15 AM PST · by ElKafir · 46 replies · 2,166+ views
    Three Rifles That Made History Compared Side By Side (you won't see this on History Channel's special History Of The Gun)
  • Picked Up My First .30 Cal Today (Gun Vanity)

    05/03/2008 11:08:31 AM PDT · by 2111USMC · 42 replies · 179+ views
    5/3/2008 | Self
    As of this morning, I have joined the Mosin Nagant club! (I feel like a kid with a new toy!) Model: M91/30 Country: Russia Armory: Izhevsk Date of Mfr: 1942 Caliber: 7.62 x 54R Overall, I would rate this weapon as "very good" condition. There are a few minor nicks in the woodwork, no cracks. Serial numbers on the receiver, bolt, butt plate, and trap door all match. The rifling in the barrel appears to be in excellent condition. But wait! There's more! Unbeknownst to me, it came with a complete set off accessories! Sling and dog collars, bayonet, cleaner/oil...