Save Your Shoulder With This New Mosin Muzzle Brake

I have a thing for old bolt action rifles, from Mausers and Enfields to Arisakas and Mosins. I have a special soft spot for the Mosin Nagant rifle even though they’re overrated. The trusty and cheap (back in the day) Mosin was my first WWII era firearm I ever purchased and I’ve since collected a few more, my favorite being my PU Sniper Mosin Nagant. I keep my old surplus guns as is for the most part, except for a few mods to my beater Mosin. I know, I know, rifle is fine comrade. However after a long day of shooting cheap (back in the day) surplus 7.62x54r ammo my shoulder is usually pretty sore.

One mod I’m ok with on a Mosin are clamp on muzzle brakes. People who cut up their surplus rifles or try and make them into cheap “sniper” rifles with a bunch of gadgets however, please stop.


I stumbled upon this cool looking Mosin Nagant Muzzle Brake recently on Amazon or $69. It’s CNC machined from steel and features a nitride finish and has a mutli-chamber design similar to many of the after market muzzle brakes for ARs. Like many of the other Mosin muzzle brakes on the market it slips on over the front sight and is held on with a set screw. I’m not sure how much it reduces recoil but I have the Howling Raven Mosin Nagant Muzzle Brake and it reduces the Mosin’s sting quite a bit. Multi-chamber designs work pretty well so I’d imagine it would reduce the recoil a fair amount.

The two other popular muzzle brakes for the Mosin Nagant are the Witt Machine Muzzle Brake and the Texas Precision Products Muzzle Brake.

Ray I.

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  • DW

    A certain Alex C would have it like this: “Save your shoulder with just a tip: put your garbage rod where it belongs, IN THE BIN!”

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  • Major Tom

    Nyet, rifle is fine. If you want to save your shoulder either wear thick coats or pick up a recoil pad for the buttstock. Or if in winter, do both.

  • Tuulos

    I wonder what kind of a fireball one would make with one of these on a M44.

  • Edeco

    First time I shot a gun, lane next door had a shortened, old military bolt action with brake. Don’t know for sure it was a Nugget, would be beneath my dignity to look over. I was already used to feeling pressure waves in my lungs for other recreational and occupational reasons so my tacticality was not significantly impared.

  • Spencerhut

    People that wine about recoil on old bolt guns should consider passing their old bolt guns on to people with man cards.

    • BrandonAKsALot

      I would agree, but after I put 50 rounds through my K31, I changed my mind.

      • Xanderbach

        I decided to fire my M53 prone, and placed the shoulder stock on my collarbone. That quickly taught me that prone techniques I use for my AR do not cross over to a proper milsurp rifle. My job disapproved of my inability to use my arm for a day afterwards.

        • BrandonAKsALot

          One of my last shots that day was with the K31 against my collar bone. I was shifting while aiming and wasn’t paying enough attention to the butt stock. Not a mistake you repeat.

  • Gary Kirk

    I love seeing the mall ninjas with their “tac’t out” Nagants.. Though some of them are at least a bit creative.. One pic comes to mind…

    • kbroughton77

      What. The. Fu……

      • Gary Kirk

        Oh yeah, Google tactical mosin nagant

  • John

    All jokes aside, I applaud efforts like these to modernize old weapons in effective ways. Put on a brake, slide on a recoil pad, and the shooter can probably ping metal all day, making them far more accurate and effective shooters.

  • Rousso

    Mosin is a WWI era, not a WWII era rifle. Designed in 1882.

    • Tucker Tripp

      Really now……….really. They began issuing these rifles starting at 1930 through 1945

      • Rousso

        No, that model is the same as the 1891 model, just a few minor improvements were made in 1930, so it was labeled “Mosin–Nagant M91/30”, but in essence and in appearance it is the same as the original Mosin–Nagant M91 “Dragoon”.

        At the time of the Russia’s war against Japan (1904-05) about 4 million of these rifles had been issued.

        From top to bottom:

        Mosin–Nagant M91
        Mosin–Nagant M91 “Dragoon”
        Mosin–Nagant M07 Carbine
        Mosin–Nagant M91/30

        • Tucker Tripp

          True true. I went back and did some more ready. Jumped the gun on my comment.

          • Rousso

            Did some more of what?
            Crack cocaine?

          • Tucker Tripp

            Reading but cocaine sounds nice

    • RocketScientist

      Yes, and the version 99.999% of people think of and are referring to when they talk about a “mosin” (due to being by far the most common and cheaply available) is the M91/30… where the “30” at the end stands for 1930, the year this version was redesigned/updated. This is the version that was produced in insane quantities, and was the standard-issue rifle of the Russians during WWII… MANY many many more mosin nagant rifles fought in WWII than WWI. I don;t think It;s wrong to refer to it as a WWI or a WWII era rifle. It was both.

      • Rousso

        No, it was a WWI era rifle that was also used during the WWII, and even then not as much as some people think. Combat troops used PPSh-41 and PPS submachine guns. And the “M91” stands for 1891. “30” stands there to distinguish that cheap commie variant of a lower quality from the classic one.

  • TC

    Talk about putting lipstick on a pig.

  • Just say’n

    Alex will take a dozen!

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  • Southpaw89

    Yes but now you cant fix the bayonet, and how will you kill fascists without a bayonet?

  • Nashvone

    If you’re hanging anything other than a bayonet off the front end of a moist nugget, it has to be the golf ball launcher!