Iraqveteran8888 and the KGB Mosin Nagant

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The Mosin Nagant can trace its roots back to 1891, and it’s a rifle with a group of seriously dedicated fans. One model in particular whose history has been described as “murky” “cloudy” and “shrouded in mystery” by various Mosin aficionados is the 1891/59 model. The 91/59 is a carbine version of the 91/30, and the debate surrounding them is whether or not they were manufactured in Bulgaria for use by the Soviets for an impending invasion by we, the Westerners. There is certainly evidence to support the carbine’s Bulgarian roots, and now Eric of Iraqveteran8888 fame has taken it on in his new YouTube video, “The KGB Mosin Nagant.”

Let the Mosin Nagant debates begin.

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  • Mr. Kill Mr. Kill on Sep 24, 2015

    The M91/59 bears refurb resemblance, cut down barrel, and buttstock comb stamps with Bulgarian refurbished, recent import Steyr M95/34 carbines.

  • Dolphy Dolphy on Oct 01, 2015

    The Mosin is a Russian design. Sergei Ivanovich Mosin submitted his design for a 30 cal rifle to the competition in 1890. His rifle won the competition, but Leon Nagant whined and threatened to sue, so they added a small part to the magazine system of the Mosin rifle, called it the Mosin-Nagant, and made that the new rifle. Nagant's only contribution was the interruptor, and the Mosin can still work just fine without that.