A rifle originally designed in Imperial Russia in 1891. It saw many updates and configurations and the Model 91/30 (1891/1930) was Soviet Russia's standard infantry weapon. It uses the oldest military cartridge still used today, the 7.62x54mmR, which is also used in the Dragunov Sniper Rifle and PKM machine gun.
It is also the rifle used by the Soviet forces in the game Call of Duty and the movie Enemy at the Gates.
This weapon was manufactured in 13 countries, either making their own variant, borrowing from Soviet Russia, or making them for export. Mosin-Nagants are available today for about $60-$150
(The picture above is a pic of mine, a 91/30 Russian)
OMGWTF The M44 Mosin-Nagant Carbine SO beats the 91/30 Mosin-Nagant rifle!
The Mosin-nagant is an old school bolt action rifle from Russia. Originally designed by a drunk Russian engineer and an even more drunk Belgian gunsmith, who drew up blueprints on napkins in the back of a pub somewhere in Siberia in a vodka-induced stupor. The Mosin-nagant fires the 7.62x54r cartridge, which can kill a polar bear at a thousand yards and keep going right through the tree he was standing in front of. The Mosin-nagant was used by the Russians in both world wars, so it's killed more Germans than collisions on the autobahn and under-cooked sauerkraut combined. Surplus Mosins can be found at gunshops in the States for like a hundred bucks on sale, and ammo is cheap surplus, so this is what real men shoot who don't want to drop $1299.99 on an AR-15
which fires a .22 round and that's made out of recycled milk jugs and Legos. Many of them come with a bayonet that's roughly the size of the sword William Wallace
used in Braveheart
. In the absence of gun oil, you can clean a Mosin by pissing down the barrel and wiping the bolt off with a dirty rag that you found on the floor in a Grease Monkey
. Try that with a rifle that was designed less than 50 years ago.
Joe: " I need a rifle that is ten feet long and fires anti-tank rounds, but Ive only got 200 dollars!"
Ivan: "Amerikan comrade, you need mosin-nagant . Spend 100 on the rifle, fifty on case of ammo, use rest for vodka!"
In Soviet Russia, rifle fire you!!!
Standard-issue bolt-action rifle of the Soviet military during WWII. 7.62x54mm RM. Comes in various forms, including long and short. Overall, a legendary piece of WWII history.
"I plan on buying a Mosin-Nagant."