M1891 Mosin Nagant
(Not a 91/30)
This is an very nice
pre WW2 rifle with about 99+% blue left on the receiver and
barrel. The receiver date is hard to read but these are
always dated 1915 or 1917. The bolt is bright with very
little wear. The bolt and receiver numbers match, buttplate
is mismatched and magazine is not numbered. The bore is
excellent. The muzzle is not counterbored. The stock is very clean
for the age with no serious dents or dings and no cracks.
From looking at the face of the bolt and the magazine
follower, this rifle doesn't appear to have been fired much since
it left the arsenal. This also has the flaming bomb US
acceptance mark stamped on the receiver which indicates use
by American troops. Comes with an original web sling but
should have a leather one to be correct for it's period.
Remington and Westinghouse were both
contracted by the Russian Government to produce M1891 Mosins
with bayonets. About half of the initial orders were shipped
before the revolution in Russia halted any more shipments.
The remaining inventory from both companies were bought up
by the US government. Some were sold to other nations and
many were distributed to US Militia troops. This may have
been one that went into US service. The last photo below
shows sailors on the USS Olympia in 1919 armed with 1891
Overall an excellent example and would
make a great shooter or addition to any collection.
The pictures will tell you more.
FFL or C&R required.