Mosin Nagant - Model 1891/30
Serial No 251
** COMMISSION SALE **
Very Good Condition
History of the Side Mount Mod. 38 PEM
In 1938 production of the Mod. 38 PEM side mount began. This new system
was very similar to the early Geco mounts. It moved the base from the
top of the receiver to the left side. A large scope mount slide on to
the base until it met a stop pin and was locked in place by a large screw
that threaded though the scope mount and into the base. The scope was
secured to the mount by two rings which each had four screws tightening
the scope in place. From 1938 to 1940 it was produced solely by Factory
No. 314 Tula using high wall receivers, which was necessary to mount a
side mount. High wall receivers were not introduced to regular production
rifles until 1941 making them unique to PEM snipers (similar to German
Long Side Rails) prior to that year.
In 1940 is was decided that the M91/30 was no longer a suitable sniper
rifle and production of all bolt action snipers stopped. A semi-auto sniper
was desired to replace the M91/30 and so the SVT 40 was chosen to be the
new platform. However, this idea was short lived when it was determined
that the SVT 40 was not accurate enough for sniper use. As a result, in
1942 it was decided that the M91/30 would again be used. A new mounting
system known as the Kochetov Mount (used with the PU) was selected to
be the new mounting system.
In 1942 while waiting to produce the new PU system, the newly created
and renumbered Factory No. 536 in Tula was ordered to resume production
of the Mod. 1938 side mount system with the PEM scope. Factory No. 74
Izhevsk was also ordered to produce the Mod. 38 side mount. 1942 was the
last year that the Mod. 38 PEM was produced by a Russian factory.
Estimated production totals, by year, for the PEM side mount at the Tula
Factory from 1938 to 1940 and 1942:
Factory No. 314 Tula
1938 = 19,433 rifles, 1939 = 35,376 rifles, 1940 = 7,970 rifles
The CH markings on the receiver denotes it original origin as a sniper
This example has an original scope & mount
on an original 1940 Tula sniper rifle.
Comes with original leather lense covers & canvas scope cover.
*** 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 a Mosin Nagant ***