M1891/30 - Round Receiver

The M1891/30 Round Reciever was produced from the mid 1930s

M91-30

Mosin Nagant M1891/30 with Round Receiver.

The M91/30 was a version of the Mosin Nagant produced during the 1930s and World War II.  This variant switched from a hexagonal to round receiver in the mid 1930s.

The M1891/30 incorporated minor changes from the original M1891 design with the most visible being re-calibration the sight from arshins (an archaic Russian measure) to meters.  The barrel length was also reduced by 2.5".

Great numbers of these guns were captured by Finland during the Winter War and they were restocked and re-barreled, as necessary, and placed into Finnish service against the Russians.

Caliber - 7.62x54R (Rimmed 7.62x54mm).

Receiver - Milled round 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”. 

Stocks - Wood (Sometimes Laminated).

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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