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How to set and unset the Mosin Nagant rifle safety with ease

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by hang fire, Jan 26, 2012.

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  1. hang fire

    hang fire Member

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    A videographer I am not, and this video proves it.

    But I have heard and read so much about how hard it is to use the Mosin Nagant safety. So made this short video about using the Mosin Nagant safety the way I do it.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j4Z1-ucpPMg
     
  2. Rail Driver

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    Nice Finn. Personally, I don't use my Mosin for defense, or in situations where having a round in the chamber is important so I have no need of the safety (though I do know how to use it if need be). I simply load 4 rounds, press them down and close the bolt on an empty chamber. When I am ready to fire, I'll chamber a round. If I feel I may need all 5 rounds, I load them and leave the bolt open. Faster to close the bolt than it is to take off the safety on my beast.

    Effective tactic though.
     
  3. Prosser

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    It has a safety?:what:

    My bolts open, round ready. Slam the bolt, shoot. Putting that safety on, or off reminds me of the come and get me AK safety. Here I am, shoot me...
     
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    I'm with Rail Driver. I load on in the firing position, then shoot 'til it's empty. I've never used the safety on a Mosin.
     
  6. MyGreenGuns

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    I've never had a problem with the safety. But, I never leave rounds in this weapon either. Moot point for me.

    I like your shirt HangFire!

    Smitty thats a good idea. If it were to break over a live round would it fire? :confused:
     
  7. fatcat4620

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    I always thought using the safety was more dangerous than not.
     
  8. Dr T

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    All kidding aside, thanks for the demonstration. I have found the safeties on my M39 (1898 receiver) and M91/30 (1927 receiver) much easier to take off (using only a flick of my thumb) than put on. I will have to try this.
     
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