Mosin Nagant - Model 1891/30
Serial No rB7331
Very Good Condition
This is a nice example of a Rifle dating from
As the 7.62 x 54 Russian has the same dia bullet as the .303 British I
have used the same gauge standard. All bores refuse to accept the .305"
means they have nice tight bores well within the British Military Gauge
Standard for the .303 Round which is .307/8"
This example has all matching serial numbers, good shooting grade bore,
measuring at .302"
In 1930 updates to the Model 1891 Long Rifle were adopted
and the “new” rifle was designated the M91/30. Changes included
the front and rear sights, split barrel bands retained by springs, and
a round receiver as opposed to the hexagonal receiver used earlier. These
changes didn’t take place immediately, but were phased in as existing
parts were used up and new machinery was put in place.
Hexagonal receivers were used until 1935 and 1936 respectively at Izhevsk
and Tula, the two arsenals which produced the 91/30.
Many rifles dated prior to 1930 are found in M91/30 configuration. This
is from programs to update older rifles by the Soviets.
Primary production ended in 1944 with few examples, mostly
snipers, dated later.
In 1941 some minor changes were made to the receivers to speed up production.
The most noticeable is known as a "high wall" which is simply
the absence of the dished out area to the left of the ejection port.
*** 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 ***