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Moisin Nagant 1891-30

Discussion in 'Firearms Research' started by Larsensair, Mar 26, 2011.

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  1. Larsensair

    Larsensair Member

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    I just recently bought a 1891-30 Moisin Nagant from Cabella's. I've searched for info and am confused. The rifle has a 1935r stamp along with a soviet simbol, the Izevck (I don't remember how to spell it, let alone say it!) triangle with arrow and all matcing serial numbers #3498. Well while researching the rifle all the info I can find says the rifles built up to 1935/36 should have a hex reciever, but mine has a round receiver. Is this just a very early round reciever gun or the russian's didn't keep very good records back then? Also the bayonet also has matcung numbers but would barely fit on the barrel. Looks like the machiening in the bayonet is very rough. I used a adjstable reamer and carefully removed most of the roughness and now it fits very snugly. Any one have any better info on the history of these guns?
     
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    Check underneath the tang for a date stamp. It is possible that the older barrel was put on a newer receiver during rebuild.
    check out the site below for answers to all of your Moisin Nagant questions.

    http://7.62x54r.net/

    David.
     
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    Look at Mosin-Nagant 1891 at Wikepedia it has a good primer on the subject.

    That your rifle falls into a transition period adds a dimension to the basic question.

    Once a model hits 20 million or so production, variations happen.
     
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    the best website in the world, dedicated to everything 7.62x54r

    http://7.62x54r.net/

    as for the bayo barely fitting, its designed to be that way, during combat conditions the russains where not allowed to remove their bayonets, so if you had a choice of having a easy to remove bayo, and one that wont come of when you stick someone, they decided to go with the later
     
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