16-Shot Mosin-Nagant Pistol


Ever want a 16-shot Mosin-Nagant pistol? Well, now you can. The only down side – for some people – is that this is an air gun, not a firearm. SMG Inc. sells┬áthe Gletcher M1891 air pistol that is styled after a chopped down Mosin-Nagant rifle.

The Gletcher M1891 uses standard CO2 cartridges and .177 caliber BBs. The gun is solidly built, weighing in at more than 5.5 pounds. The bolt on the Gletcher feeds new BBs into the chamber.

The Gletcher M1891 has an 18 month warranty and an MSRP of $199.99.

Richard Johnson

An advocate of gun proliferation zones, Richard is a long time shooter, former cop and internet entrepreneur. Among the many places he calls home is http://www.gunsholstersandgear.com/.


  • anon

    could a manufacturer cut down old mosin and resell them as obrez pistols?

    • Gordon J Davis Jr

      Then the ATF will want to ban 7.62x54mmR as “armor-piercing.”

    • Anonymoose

      Once something has been serialized as a rifle, it can only only be re-serialized as a (short-barreled) rifle.

      • iksnilol

        But you could make new receivers and label them pistol receivers. Though I would recommend doing that in 308 to prevent “AP” 7.62×54 from being banned.

        • Anonymoose

          Making new Mosin receivers would cost more than than just buying an M44.

          • wetcorps

            I’ve seen people talking about taking two mosin receivers, hacking them up so they wouldn’t be considered guns anymore, then welding the parts together to make a new receiver that would be usable for a legit pistol.

            But then you might as well pay the 200$ for the tax stamp and save yourself the trouble.

          • BryanS

            You might as well, but it leaves you out of the NFA, which has its own value. Legally avoiding a tax out of principle has its own premium.

          • dan citizen

            The trick here is that you can’t be the one who both cuts and rewelds. It raises an intent issue.

            But you can swap cut parts.

          • iksnilol

            Fine, what about making new manufacture Mausers in 308? Then you could make them pistols and you could avoid the whole “it is supposed to be cheap” problem.

          • Anonymoose

            Or maybe we could ask one of those companies that makes stripped Rem 700 receivers to serialize them as pistols instead? It’s still going to cost more than a nice M44 with a PU scope though.

          • iksnilol

            Savage could do it (relatively) inexpensively.

          • dan citizen

            there were a bunch of torch cut mosin’s out there a couple years back for $20… that spawned a lot of obrez builds.

  • wetcorps

    Come on this is cruel.

  • Anonymoose

    This is more more style.

    • clearthinkr

      ok that is sweet

    • J.T.

      Looks like a great way to get surplus 7.62x54r banned.

      • Anonymoose

        Looks like something we need to take up with our congressmen & women, to reverse ALL of the ATF’s BS bullet bans.

      • Cknarf

        I fart in your general direction.

      • Timothy Midgett

        It’s an airgun. It takes BBs. Watch the video, or at least read past the headline.

        • J.T.

          I was responding to the picture of the psl pistol.

  • Anomanom

    Pistol of bolt action: Obrez. If need to shoot enemy with bullet and also set on fire from across room.

  • 45b20

    Win ’94
    just sayin’

  • Renegade

    Dirty, dirty clickbait.

  • Air Gunner

    Do they make just a regular M44 length version? (or M38 so they don’t have to replicate that stupid folding bayonet) I would be more interested in that.

  • Realnij Patzan

    Mosin-Nagant “chiki-briki v damki” model pistrol

  • Will

    Worst of all…..some kid will point one in the direction of a cop and get shot.

  • Jamie Clemons

    It looks real cool, but for 199 I will just rather buy another real mosin or more ammo.