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.