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The Mosin-Nagant Rifle
By Terence W. Lapin
6"x9" Soft Bound Book
Must Have For Any Mosin Enthusiast!!
Although the Mosin-Nagant rifle was in use for more than sixty years by
half the world's military forces, no book in the English language has
ever traced its development and identified all its models and variations
as manufactured around the world, including in the United States. Provides the part-by-part information needed by the collector and
This is the first book in English, ever written about the Mosin-Nagant.
It identifies every single model manufactured in Russia, France, the
United States, Poland, Romania, Hungary, Finland, China and North Korea.
Every part is described with all changes and markings, making it
possible to identify the national origins of not only the rifle as a
whole, but of every part.
Chapters provide a history of its development and use from 1892 to its
last manufacture in Hungary and China in the mid-1950s. Then each part
is analyzed showing all changes in chronological order. All variations
are described from the original rifle to the M1944 carbine with its
unique folding bayonet. All Finnish variations are described and a
history of the tiny country's relations with its giant next door
neighbor is included to show the derivation of Finland's line of
Sniper rifles from all countries are listed in a separate chapter as is
the ammunition produced for the rifle and all accessories issued to the
combat soldier. Of great value to the collector is the huge list of
markings and codes found on all Mosin-Nagant rifles of whatever national
origin, the first ever compiled.
The Mosin-Nagant was one of the earliest small-caliber battle rifles
developed in the late 19th century. Its rugged design and construction
are borne out by the fact that the only changes ever made to its basic
design were to shorten and lighten the rifle as ammunition improved and
battle conditions changed. The Mosin-Nagant is without doubt, one of the
premier battles rifles of the late 19th and early 20th century and a
testament to skill of it Russian designer.