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Mosin Nagant - Model 1891
M91
TULA
Serial No 65503
Date 1895
£850

Good Condition

This is the Imperial M91 Long Rifle by the Imperial Ordnance Factory Tula

Style of Barrel Markings Imperial Tula Ordnance Factory 1892-1912

Action is dated 1895 & has the Tula Inspection mark

The original rear sights on Russian M91 rifles are a flat leaf graduated in arshini (singular arshin) which is an archaic Russian unit equal to 28". The base has five notches numbered 4, 6, 8, 10, and 12 representing hundreds of arshini. The rear of the leaf is marked 13 through 27 also representing hundreds of arshini with a notch in the leaf itself serving the 2700 arshini (2100 yards) range.

Not all of these sights were marked with the 2600 & 2700 arshini gradulations, this one is

This rifle pre-dates the M1908 Spitzer cartridge & has not been updated for this cartridge, if it had it would be fitted with the Konovalov type rear sight

Front sight is a simple "barleycorn" blade dovetailed to a base which is integral to the barrel

Very rare to find these earlier rifles still in original configuration as most have been updated to one degree or another

A Nice Collectors Example With Matching Numbers - With a Good / Very Good Bore

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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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This is a Live Firearm & Requires A Firearm Certificate to Own

Serial Number on Butt Plate