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Mosin Nagant
Model 1891/30
1938 TULA

Serial No 8619

£375
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Standard Model 1891/30 Rifle

In 1930 updates to the Dragoon Rifle were adopted and the "new" rifle was designated the "7,62 mm Rifle, Model of the Year 1891-30".
More commonly known as the M91/30.

Changes included the front and rear sights and split barrel bands. Hexagonal receivers were phased out and replaced with round receivers in 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 but retain the original markings on the barrel shank with dates prior to 1930.
These rifles are from Russian refurbishment programmes mostly post WWII, to update their older rifles. The main production of new m91/30 rifles ended in 1944

This is a nice example of a Tula Manufactured Rifle dating from 1938

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" gauge which
means they have nice tight bores well within the British Military Gauge Standard for the .303 Round which is .307/8"