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Mosin-Nagant Model 1891/30 Rifle

Discussion in 'Russian Light Weapons' started by Spitfire XIV-E, Aug 15, 2007.

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    Spitfire XIV-E New Member

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    The Mosin-Nagant was the most widely used Russian Rifle of WW2. Made in great quantities it was the standard issue rifle of the Red Army until 1945 when better designs became available. It had a 5 round clip and was particularly accurate. It was adapted as a Sniper Rifle in the early 1930's and in this role it excelled in the Battle of Stalingrad during 1942 & early 1943. In the hands of a good Sniper it could hit targets up to 2000 metres away although this was a rare occurrance in the close street fighting at Stalingrad. Nonetheless the Germans learned to fear Russian Snipers armed with Mosin-Nagants as they were more often than not well concealed and hard to detect.

    The weapon began life in the 1890's after seperate designs put forward by Sergei Mosin & Belgian - Leon Nagant were tested. Because of opposition to Nagant's design being voted the best by Russian Officers a compromise was reached where by the main part of the weapon was Mosin's design with the feed mechanism from Nagant's rifle adopted. It was used in WW1, the Russian Civil War and was further refined and upgraded as WW2 approached.


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    Mosin-Nagant Rifles from WW2

    Calibre : 7.62mm

    Clip Capacity : 5 rounds

    Effective Range : Up to 2000 Metres
     
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    An incredible 37,000,000 Mosins were produced in the USSR alone, with several Eastern Block countries & China producing their own versions. The last of these venerable weapons was in use up to 1998.
     
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    Russian Mosin-Nagant bayonet with an overall length of 502mm

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    [YOUTUBE]5RIBa6Dpy-s[/YOUTUBE]​
     
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    Fantastic video :thumb:. I have to confess to being a bit of a "Call of Duty" fan on the PC and XBOX 360 and me & my lad have played all of them except "Big Red One" so many of the British, American, German & Russian Weapons are of interest.
     
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    Have you tried visiting cod1.co.uk, Spitfire? We have various Call Of Duty servers & a Call Of Duty 2 server. CoD1 Community
     
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    Thanks Kelly. I'll look it up at some point although we usually play online on the 360 more. My PC is Cream Crackered at the moment after it got damaged on it's way back to Cube for the 3rd time :blue:. Waiting for them to claim back off of City Link at the moment. So having to use my sons PC upstairs presently ...
     
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    Another great topic, and another good video from Jim.

    Did you notice in the vid the first shooter was left-handed? This can be a big dis-advantage to a rifleman. Normal military issue bolt action weapons have the bolt on the right-side of the rifle.

    Some left-handed recruits in the army even broke their own noses on reload by working the bolt! Notice too the guy in the vid lowered the rifle to reload! In the British army you were taught to keep the weapon aimed "at the target in front" at all times! This for rapid fire, and also while you are readjusting your aim you could end up dead! Still he was a civilian, so he was doing his best so it didnt matter.

    After intense training, reloading became second nature to us, but the left-handers still were slighty slower than the rest of us. However a lot of them went on to become very good marksmen.

    And like Kelly says.. get your PC fixed and join the {FP} servers and forums mate. You will really enjoy it (you will get killed a lot! but you will still enjoy it)
     
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    Men of a Soviet workers militia take Luftwaffe aircraft under massed fire with their Masin Nagant rifles. Hits by single 7.62mm (O.3in) rounds might not be lethal, but multiple hits could damage controls or even wound or kill pilots.

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