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Mosin-Nagant Model 1944 Carbine 7.62mmx45 Russian

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The Mosin-Nagant carbines were ugly as sin, but they were well balanced and powerful. For the price, how can you beat 'em?

Mosin-Nagant Model 1944 Carbine 7.62mmx45 Russian

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Though a stout and serviceable design, the Mosin-Nagant doesn't lend itself to serious customizing. The mid-placed bolt handle and split bridge, plus the in-line magazine box, would tend to rule against custom restocking.
All three of our test rifles showed excellent workmanship. This was the best of the lot, and was essentially new. We could not tell it had ever been fired since it left the Russian arsenal in 1946, the date stamped on the receiver. All parts were carefully made, and the bluing was superb.
These are all the parts we took off the Mosin to clean it. The magazine box was made by welding two sides onto front and back milled parts, and the final assembly had then been carefully machined so the welds were invisible. All parts of this rifle were carefully and very well made, and apparently properly heat treated.
Arrow points to the bayonet mount, which was integral with the front sight base. The bayonet could be removed with one screw, but the base would have to be sawn off to get it out of the way.

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