Keystone Sporting Arms (KSA) debuted a rifle that has the industry buzzing at the NRA Annual Meetings 2019 with the release of the 9130 Mini Mosin Nagant .22 Long Rifle! You read that correctly. They have taken the historic design of the 9130 Mosin Nagant, and shrunk it down into a youth .22 Long Rifle chambered firearm. Some purists for military surplus firearms might be triggered by this while many of us are delighted by the fact that we can train younger shooters with a mosin nagant minus the the recoil.
These rifles are not immediately available, but it is something that we can expect to see very soon. The MSRP is going to be $399 making them very affordable. Keystone Sporting Arms does not have a nitty-gritty spec sheet yet for these rifles, but they assured us that they are all “period correct” which is good to hear. They do have a more extensive explanation for the Mini Mosin which can be read below:
A miniature .22lr version of the classic Mosin-Nagant 91/30 Rifle used by the Russians in WWII. It is the first of a series of ‘Mini Mil-Surp’ rifles, a collection of five WWI and WWII rifles scaled down for Youth shooters and chambered in America’s sweetheart, the .22lr cartridge. Now kids can shoot their own version of Mom and Dad’s cool military firearms!
The KSA 91/30 has a 20 inch barrel, precision-machined to ensure the durability and accuracy that is normally reserved for the ‘big guns.’ The action is based on the proven, safe, single-shot Crickett design and has a straight-handled bolt, just like the original Mosins.
Keystone Sporting Arms alluded to the fact that more military surplus rimfire rifles are in the works. If you were in attendance at the NRA Annual Meetings 2019 you could have actually helped contribute to the decision of what gets made next by simply stopping by Booth #4203 and participating in an informal survey like the one below:
So while you could have entered for a chance to win one of these new Mini Mosin rifles for free, you could have decided the next rimfire rifle that they would be creating and eventually unveiling to the public. If you were already in the Keystone Sporting Arms booth, you could also buy a Limited Edition Mini Mosin that came with an authentic crate, and hand-select your own serial number. Only 500 of these rifles with a crate will be made and you could choose your own serial number only at the NRA Show.
The sights are also copies of the originals (scaled down, of course) and the walnut stock and barrel even have ‘proof’ stamps and markings. The first 500 pre-orders will come with a custom wooden crate with matching serial numbers, a sling, a certificate of authenticity, selection of your own serial number and more. We will contact you via email or phone to confirm FFL shipping information.
So what do all of our rimfire afficionados out there think? Is this something that you would like to add to your personal collection and shoot? Would you get one so you can teach and train your kids on one? What do you think should be the next military surplus rimfire model they should make? Let us know what you think in the Comments below! We always appreciate the feedback.