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Mosin Nagant - Model 1891
Imperial - Tula
Ordnance Factory
Serial No 32654
Date 1902
£650
Good Condition

Russian Issued - German Captured WWI & Later Issued to Turkish Troops WWI

The official Russian designation is “Three Line Rifle, Model of the Year 1891” but is more commonly known as the Mosin Nagant M91.
Production of the M91 took place at the Russian arsenals at Izhevsk, Tula, and Sestroryetsk. Due to a slow start in domestic production a contract was issued to the French arms company Chatellerault who built around 500,000 M91s

There was various changes, with the early M91's, on this example its see to clear the Konovalov type rear sight with adoption of M1908 spitzer bullet cartridge, and
the wooden crossbolt, this example has the earlier sling swivels & the sling slots which had been in use on Dragoon and Cossack rifles.


This is example has had a very interesting history, having German capture mark on the butt, & Turkish Farsi making on the rear sight, which were added by Turkey.

Butt Roundel: "Deutsches Reich" indicating indicating use by the German Army

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German & Turkish Mosin Nagants
By late 1914 Germany, like many of the other countries involved in the Great War, was suffering from a shortage of rifles. The existing stockpiles of pre-war rifles could not match the demand created by the attrition of modern war. Many of the major powers suffered critical shortages which saw them introduce stopgap measures.

The Imperial German Army had had unprecedented success on the Eastern Front in the first months of the war with victory at the Battle of Tannenberg resulting in the capture of tens of thousands of Russian troops and vast quantities of Russian equipment. Captured rifles or Beutegewehr were widely issued to rear echelon troops.

The Mosin-Nagant M91 was chambered in the Russian 7.62×54mmR and while some were converted to fire Germany’s standard 7.92x57mm round the vast quantities of Russian ammunition captured on the Eastern Front eased the issue of supplying different types of ammunition.

Most of these rifles were later re-issued to Turkish Troops, who remarked the rar sights using Farsi Markings

A Truly Historic Rifle
Good Condition, The bore does have some wear & pitting

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*** Note: The correct Variation for a Mosin Nagant is "7.62" or "7.62x54". A variation for a "7.62/308" is Not Valid For Mosin Nagants ***
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Russian Troops with their M91 Long Rifles

 

German Troops with their Captured M91 Long Rifles

 

German Troops with their Captured M91 Long Rifles

 

Turkish Troops with their Captured M91 Long Rifles 1917

 

Turkish Troops with their Captured M91 Long Rifles 1917

 

Wooded Cross Bolt

 

Turkish Applied Farsi Sight Markings

 

Butt Roundel: "Deutsches Reich" indicating indicating use by the German Army

 
Mosin Nagnat M91