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Mosin Nagant numbers???

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by korben88, Mar 12, 2011.

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  1. korben88

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    I just picked up a Mosin Nagant, I got it and a 12 g shotty for $100, and it was kind of an impulse buy. I've been doing a bit of research on it, and I keep seeing people refer there's as a 91/59 or a 91/30.
    What do these numbers mean, and how can I tell what mine is?

    Thanks,
    Troy
     
  2. neededausername

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    Go here, and learn whatever you need to know

    http://7.62x54r.net/

    I have a 91/30 that shoots like a dream, enjoy your new rifle.
     
  3. korben88

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    Thanks for the link..... There goes my Friday night!!! :D
     
  4. caribou

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    A 91/30 is a full length issue rifle from the Soviet Union.
    The 91/59 is a 91/30 cut down to M-38 Carbine length, but retains, and is easily identifyable with, the rear sight of the 91/30 , with the rear sight increments renumber'd to the Carbines ballistics.
    Original M91/38 carbines (the carbine of the 91/30 series) and its replacement the M-44 had short length rear sight bases.
    The stock is also cut down from the original M91/30 length stock, there are ways to see this, the other carbines had stocks original to the length of the carbine.

    I dont think anyone knows where or when these were cut down, but prehaps they were a salvage that a deep counterbore couldnt cure......?.
     
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