M1891/30 - Hex Receiver


The M1891/30 Hexagonal Reciever was the initial variant of the M1891/30.

M91-30 Hex

Mosin Nagant M1891/30 with Hexagonal Receiver.

The Mosin Nagant was produced with a Hexagonal milled steel receiver until the mid 1930s, at which time the receiver was changed to a round receiver.

The M1891/30 was a version of the Mosin Nagant produced during the 1930s and World War II.  It incorporated minor changes from the original 1891 design with the most visible being re-calibration the sight from arshins (an archaic Russian measure) to meters.

These guns were initially produced with Hexagonal receivers.  Additionally, many hexagonal receiver guns from the 1890s to 1920s had the barrels cut down, sights replaced and new stocks to produce rebuilt M1891/30s.

Caliber - 7.62x54R (Rimmed 7.62x54mm).

Receiver - Milled hexagonal with the Cyrillic Markings and a stamp for the Tula (star with arrow) or Izhesvk (triangle with arrow) arsenals.  SA stamp, if present, indicates capture by the Finns.

Bolt - Chromed with a straight handle.

Barrel - 28.75”. 

Overall Length - 48.5"

Weight - 8.8 lbs.

Stocks - Wood.

Magazines - 5 rd integral box.

Bayonet - Detachable 16.9" Spike.  Rifle was almost 5’ 6” long with the 16.9” spike bayonet.

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