Heartland FFA’s Mosin Nagant 10 Round Mag and Grip

The Mosin Nagant may be overrated but I still like those old Soviet rifles, and most rifles from WWII as well. Mosins used to be dirt cheap and plentiful, now they’re harder to come by and prices have been creeping closer and closer to the $300 mark. That said there are still a lot of garbage rods out there and lots of people do modify them. I’m not a huge fan of Bubba’d Mosins, but I am ok with non permanent mods. One mod I’m actually interested in trying out is a 10 round magazine for my Mosin.

I recently stumbled upon one from Heartland FFA. While theirs isn’t the first 10 round mag for the Mosin, there was this one from a while back and the Howling Raven mag, Heartland FFA is marketing theirs as both a magazine and a grip. Their 10 round mag features a non-slip textured grip that the shooter can hold onto which provides more stability as they miss their target. Heartland FFA’s mag and grip is made in the USA and should fit most Mosin Nagant variants and is easy to install. The best part is it retails for just $39.99 over at HeartlandFFA.com. Check it out in action below.





Ray I.

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  • 48conkli

    member when you could get 7.62x54r surplus for 120 bucks for 440 rounds. I member. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/fc1358c88da5d3d4a951c28a5d1bdc0f36cc6603c04a34f51f211ff7c991aaa1.jpg

    • Doug Fubar Allan

      I remember not that long ago when you could buy Nagant rifles and revolvers for under 100 bucks all day long. And let’s be honest, they aren’t worth any more than that.

      • Pumpkin King XXIII

        Yep, I bought a case of arsenal refinished Tula for something like $65 bucks each shipped. I picked out the best 3 and ended up giving away the rest as Christmas presents to family members.

    • Twilight sparkle
    • BrandonAKsALot

      I bought my Mosin and a can of 54r for $199 out of the door. That was in `08 too. Never thought I’d see the day Aim didn’t have Mosins pouring out their doors.

      • Andrew Miller

        Gosh, so you mean a rifle made over 60 years ago might appreciate in price?

        I remember when you could buy both a Mosin and a Spam Can for under $100. As in, “with tax, and for both, not each.”
        Local FunStore had them for $40 back in 2001.

        I can’t believe those damned commies aren’t still making guns in the 1940’s to sell for scrap metal prices today.

    • LGonDISQUS

      Got my first and last can of 54R for $99 + shipping Christmas of ’13.

      Might shoot 5rd a season. It’ll last a while.

    • mazkact

      And that was shipping included around 2005.

    • jcitizen

      Hell, I remember when my buddy used to order crates of SKSs, and they were in NRA excellent condition with shiny bores and packed in cosmoline!

  • Dougscamo

    “Their 10 round mag features a non-slip textured grip that the shooter
    can hold onto which provides more stability as they miss their target.”….But they sure will look cool!

    • iksnilol

      Honestly, I like gripping that far behind. So while it might be “tacticool”, I do like that the mag is made to be gripped.

      • Dougscamo

        ” while you miss your target”….

        • iksnilol

          Oh, then I am terribly mistaken, I don’t miss.

          Courtesy of me being a g-ddamn professional here, unlike others (not you, but there’s definitely some unprofessional people here).

          • Zachary marrs

            9/10 people with mosins at the range are overweight dirt clod shooters who spend the rest of their time drinking mountain dew, reading /k/, and watching my little pony

          • El Duderino

            You forgot ironical T-shirt and living in mom’s basement.

          • Pumpkin King XXIII

            And eating moon pies.

  • noob

    Showing the love for @iksnilol. It must feel good to have a whole article written just for you.

    • iksnilol

      Ironically, in Norway a Mosin is a pretty rare rifle. Mausers are our “garbage rods”.

      • Dougscamo

        I wish I wish…..

      • Vet for Trump

        I just bought a 1950 Zastava Yugoslavian M48 8mm. Mauser. $250 + $20 shipping from RGUNS in Illinois. Got it all cleaned up and ready to shoot once my brass, bullets and reloading dies get here later this week.

        https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/743ad60c9c18e619b4b24dd244a312588ace2d031b9bbe8939df567ddf37ff8b.jpg

        • iksnilol

          You can definitely do some Smrt Fasizmu, Sloboda Narodu with that baby.

          • Vet for Trump

            Had to run that through Google Translate. (Croatian)
            Death to Fascism, Freedom to the People.

          • iksnilol

            Yup, common saying/battle cry in Yugoslavia.

            Some of us old school folks still like using it. At least that’s what I’m gonna engrave on my Mauser when I get it.

          • Dougscamo

            Okay….now that this has been translated….I’ll vote it up!

        • Dougscamo

          Sweet….

      • Gary Kirk

        Lucky bastards..

        • iksnilol

          Why? It’s a WW2 clunker milsurp that has been beat to Svalbard and back.

          They’re decent rifles, but nothing extraordinary. Only reason I intend on getting one is because it is so cheap that I can mod it with a switch barrel mechanism without it killing my wallet. That and I like controlled feed.

          If I’d wanted a single caliber solution I’d just get a Sako, preferably a carbonlight.

          • Ben Pottinger

            Yah, you guys can only own a limited number of weapons right? Thus the desire for a multi caliber setup?

          • iksnilol

            Well, technically limited. If you’re specific enough you can own a ton. CLue is for hunting guns you can have 6 guns that are justified by hunting alone. More than 6 for hunting and then you simply get specific, IE in the permit you write “grouse hunting” instead of “hunting” and so on.

            But my desire for multi-caliber setup is also to easily change barrels that wear out. To try different configs (cheaper/easier to get a new barrel than to build an entire new rifle if I am already happy with the rest). And to ease logistics (6.5×55, 30-06 and .308 are the most common rifle calibers, and they use the same stripper clips). Which is sorta handy and could be useful in a hypothetical ooga booga (SHTF) scenario 😛

            And whilst I like berating Mausers, they’re decent rifles. People just shouldn’t expect a milsurp rifle to be a super lazer snaipor.

  • Major Tom

    What part of “NYET! RIFLE IS FINE!” don’t you people understand?

    • Gabe Is Fat

      The part about the “Net.” And also “Fine.”

    • disqus_PDmXLtTxJj

      Het.

  • Will P.

    Well I don’t see paying the prices for them now, but back when I bought mine for $100 they were well worth it. It was the rifle that really started me into gunsmithing before there were a whole lot of accessories for them. Turned a 5MOA rifle into a 1MOA rifle with some time and elbow grease.

    • Andrew Miller

      I passed on them when they were $40.
      Now I wish I’d bought a crate of them, though storage would have been an issue.

      That and a skid of ammo when the Cans were $30…
      Lots of “shoulda’s” but any profit made would have been eaten up by payment for the storage space.

  • Tim

    “Their 10 round mag features a non-slip textured grip that the shooter can hold onto which provides more stability as they miss their target.”

  • Jeremy Hendricks

    I tested out the Howling Raven mag on mine, which looks better but after 3 different examples, I couldn’t get it to feed properly. The Heartland model feeds beautifully though, I just don’t love the looks of it. If they made it look more combloc, with simple reinforcing grooves or ribs, I think it would look amazing. Great company to deal with as well.

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  • midnitelamp

    wish they would make 20 round svd mags

    • Secundius

      You might try OOW (Ohio Ordnance Works)! They “Might” have 20-round SVD magazines, or even try Egypt or Pakistan which also produced the SVD…

  • iowaclass

    Make one for the M1.

    • Secundius

      Try a M1918 BAR Magazine…

      • Wally Moyer

        would that be similar to the BM-59 only in 30-06? thats pretty wild

        • Secundius

          As far as I know, ALL BM-59 in .30-06 used M1918 Bar Magazines. Receivers used in BM-59 .30-06 were M1 Garand Receivers. Clyde Barrow of “Bonnie & Clyde Fame” used 20, 30, 40 and 57-round Magazines adapted from the M1918 BAR. Quite a “Mom & Pop Cottage Industry” during Prohibition making High Capacity Magazines in the US…

          • Wally Moyer

            i could be wrong but i thought the BM-59 was a .308 conversion

          • Secundius

            The BM-59 Mk.I in .30-06 (7.62×63.3) was from 1957 to 1965. The BM-59 Mk. II & III in 7.62×51 Nato was from 1959 to 1990 and a Mk.IV version with Heavier Barrel and Plastic Stock, used as a Squad Automatic Weapon…

  • BrandonAKsALot

    Well, this could at least fix the spontaneous magazine disassembly that many Mosins have. I love firing a round and hearing my live cartridges hit the concrete because my mag popped open.

  • Andrew Miller

    People act surprised a rifle last made in the 1950’s is suddenly worth $300.

    • Dougscamo

      Yeah….THIS ONE….

      • Andrew Miller

        Look at current production rifles that cost $300 and that should answer your question.

        • Dougscamo

          Current production $300 (Actually less) Savage, even Remington superior to this rifle as far as accuracy and ease of mounting a scope. Doubt if the Axis or 783 will ever have any collector value. 50’s Model 70 Winchester, 50’s Browning Auto 5, fill in the many blanks, etc…… can’t afford them….

          • MichaelZWilliamson

            They aren’t more durable, though.

    • El Duderino

      I missed out when they were $100 and now definitely am not going to get one at $300. There are tons of neat guns out there for $300 or not much more that outclass a Mosin.

      • MichaelZWilliamson

        My first one cost $55. I was late to the party from when they were $35.

  • Vet for Trump

    My Mosin is a 1942 Izhevsk KO91/30 never completely converted. Only the receiver says MOLOT and WPA Anaheim, CA. and is the only S/N that doesn’t match the rest. I added a NcStar long eye relief pistol (scout?) scope, 2-7X. I paid $130 3 years ago from a Private Party. I have a C&R FFL also. And a LimbSaver over the steel buttplate.
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/1edb2980c8b514d56b2fdabf89516ee78042e87fcccf07687a22e4b28717580d.jpg

  • Blake

    I can’t decide whether it looks more like a shark fin or Bat-Mosin…

  • The_Champ

    You mean to tell me that that for the low low price of $39.99 I can add this abortion of a magazine to my already clumsy and heavy Mosin rifle for the added benefit of getting to do two awkward stripper clip reloads in a row, from those terrible stripper clips, instead of just one? SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY!

    I kid of course, to each their own I say.

    I do like to hope though that Alex C. will emerge from his slumber, like Frankenstein’s monster, to respond to one of these Mosin Nagant posts.

    • mazkact

      Like Frankenstein’s monster, ” Mosin BAD Lever action BAD Steyer AUG GOOD.

  • El Duderino

    Bruise your face to deep purple without reloading!

  • disqus_PDmXLtTxJj

    HOORAY! Another question that no one has ever asked has been answered!

  • If the prices of Mosins are approaching 300 bucks, then one really would be far better off getting one of the many budget bolt actions now being made brand new by Ruger, Savage, Mossberg, and others, especially the Ruger American Rifle.

    • Ben Pottinger

      That’s what I was thinking. I sold the Mosin I had because it sucked. It sucked at 100$ and definitely sucks at 300$. At 300$ your at or near the price of a K31, K98, and a handful of new rifles. K31 ammo is still available and not terribly priced considering the fact that your getting very accurate ammo and not garbage.

  • Secundius

    I like my 98k Mau with a 20-round “Trench” Magazine…

  • Aloysius Jenkins

    That thing is fugly.

    • Secundius

      You might also try the FN-49, which also came in 7.62×54, and Still in production in Egypt. And Semi-Auto too…

      • Wally Moyer

        i didnt know it was still in production,where could i get a new one or one thats nearly new anyway?

        • Secundius

          Hakim Riles of Egypt (Ministry of Military Production Rifles, Factory 54) also in 7.92×57 Mauser. But of the Swedish AG-42 Ljungman design pattern. Or “Possibly” Pathan of Pakistan? Which has a Houston Outlet, with a Single Owner/Operator Operation. Pathan is HUGH as a Worldwide Arms Dealer, Not so Huge in North American Sales…

  • jcitizen

    Make a 20 rd clip for the VEPR, and then I’ll get interested!

    • Secundius

      Have you tried Atlantic Firearms LLC? They produce a 25 and 30-round magazine for the VEPR in 7.62×54. But with Restrictive Sales applying to Riverside, Illinois so far…

      • jcitizen

        Last I checked, they were completely out of them, and no resupply in sight. Thanks for the tip, however!

        • Secundius

          Try Carolina Shooters, 30-round magazines @ $34.95 each (sales @ CarolinaShootersSupply . com). Sorry about format, last Comment got Redacted…

          • jcitizen

            Thanks! Carolina Shooters list it as “in development – not yet in stock.”

  • Pumpkin King XXIII

    Almost as tacti-cool as when I was at the range and this 340lbs guy tries to wear a single point sling on his new ps90 sbr.
    As he tries tries to put on the vest and adjust it, with a loaded gun, he nearly shoots himself in the foot then 6 other people on the firing line.
    Proving the point it’s hard to be tactical when you are stupid and are as big as a small shed.