M1891 Mosin Nagant

New England/Westinghouse

(Not a 91/30)

in 7.62x54r

 

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 Mosins.

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.

 

 

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