ORSIS Mosin: New Mosin-Nagant Chasis

During the Belarusian MILEX 2017 expo, Russian ORSIS introduced a Mosin-Nagant rifle chassis called “ORSIS Mosin”. The chassis features a folding and adjustable stock as well as short quad Picatinny rail section in the front portion of the forearm. There is also some sort of a side mount for the scope.

Images by ORSIS and vk.com/voingroup

The Mosin-Nagant rifle with this chassis installed weighs 5.8 kg (about 12 lbs 13 oz) and has an overall length of 1264mm (about 50″). The tech specs are probably stated for the 91/30 rifle. The magazine capacity is 5 rounds. Presumably, they mean the original capacity and there is no information whether it takes Archangel/Promag magazines or not.

The main and obvious advantage offered by such chassis is that they convert usually pretty capable military surplus rifles into a more modern rig. Also, most of those chassis don’t require any permanent modifications to be done on the rifle. They basically just replace the original wooden stocks.

I think the next most important part is the price. If these chassis are not affordable enough then they have little to no value. If the price of chassis makes the whole package become as expensive as a new modern rifle with comparable ballistic characteristics, then why would anyone buy them?

ORSIS hasn’t announced the price and availability information yet.

Hrachya H

Being a lifelong firearms enthusiast, Hrachya always enjoys studying design, technology and history of guns and ammunition. His knowledge of Russian allows him to translate and make Russian/Soviet/Combloc small arms related information available for the English speaking audience.
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  • Mmmtacos

    “ORSIS hasn’t announced the price and availability information yet.”

    Perhaps not, but a Bubba and his money are easily separated.

    • Vitsaus

      “a bubba and his money are easily separated”

      Only if said money is less than 199.99

      • Herman Gothe

        You will never see one, Russian sanctions now prohibited all military, firearms and ammo from Russia.

  • Sermon 7.62

    Yes, I’ve seen them. Beautiful chassis. But the bolt handle looks kind of out of place on it. Too old for this dress.

  • Well with 37 million Mosins out there, and some currently still on the front lines, this could be pretty useful.

  • Major Tom

    How many times do we have to tell you?

    Nyet! Rifle is fine!


  • Anonymoose

    Archangel? Don’t you mean Howling Raven?

  • HenryV

    One day Ruger will build a rifle in 7.62x54r………

    • Ryfyle

      I’de buy a Ruger Brand Nugget

      • HenryV

        I think the round itself would sell the gun. I don’t know how much a bang you lucky lot on the western side of the Pond are paying, but irrespective I think it would do well as a novelty.

        Heck Ruger think its worth selling the Mini-30 in a world full of wonderful AKs.

        • Ryfyle

          The Bolt Mechanism is pretty decent and simple on a Moist nugget. It’s the other fine details that make it a bear, and the cosmo-crust. 250$ easy.

          • HenryV

            How much per round 7.62x54r?

          • Ryfyle

            Not as Cheap as they used to be.

          • HenryV

            Shame. 🙁

    • Just Say’n

      I dunno, the rimmed case is a bit of a PITA to design for. They probably couldn’t easily just iterate the designs of their current bolts and mags to be compatible with it.

      (…or maybe you were just kidding?)

      • iksnilol

        Copy Mosin loading system and Bob’s your uncle.

      • HenryV

        I was sort of kiddin’. 🙂

        If it is weird and wonderful I would make a comment say about Kel-Tec building something similar. Not so wonderful, that is boring but functioning, I will choose Ruger……. Just a joke. Nothing more.

  • Dr. Longfellow Buchenrad

    This looks like one of those situations with a $500 car wearing $2000 wheels.

    • micmac80

      It is ,but i myself more than once competed against people with suped up mosins sporting 3000$ S&B optic and Archangel stock but all original steel incl stock barrel.

      • Swarf

        And how did they do?

  • The headline should read, “WTF does a company do after surplus SKS become to expensive for the average schmoe?”

    • int19h

      Mosins did as well. In fact, I would argue that SKS is a better bang for the buck, considering current prices.

  • TDog

    Rails, pistol grip, adjustable/modular stock…

    Yup! They uglied that up right proper!

  • Ark

    No. Just, no. Bubba, go buy a proper goddamn rifle instead of trying to play sniper with a garbage rod.

  • iksnilol

    This was made with the purpose of trolling Alex C.

  • John

    Alright, SERIOUSLY. Buy 5,000 of these, 5,000 of the one for the SMLE, take them to India, convert them FOR them, and just hand them to the armed forces with ammo.

    There. At least one damn problem solved.

  • The Mystic Seer

    Needs a ballistic nylon sling.

  • Cal S.

    How many ways can you put lipstick on a pig?…

  • agbrown111

    This will look awesome on my M39!!!

  • Some Rabbit

    White trash prepper tacti-cool.