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September 14, 2019

Mosin Nagant Rifles Sold (2 with Surprising Manufacturers)

By AJ Kern

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Mosin Nagant Rifles Sold - Always More For Sale

Mosin Nagant rifles are extremely popular in the USA. With their low cost entry point and the availability of parts, low cost ammunition and many customizations that can be done to these rifles make them a great way to get started in gun collecting. This list are the top 5 Mosin Nagant rifles sold at Rock Island Auction out of the hundreds we have sold over the years. Number 4 and 5 were not manufactured in Russia but the good old USA. When Russia entered the WWI it had a shortage of rifles. Beginning in 1915 the Russian government placed order for the 1891 model with to US manufacturers. Remington and the Westinghouse company.

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Mosin Nagant Sniper Rifle

This is a beautiful example of a desirable a post WWII, Mosin-Nagant style sniper rifle as produced by the Hungarian state-run factory. These rifles are a direct copy of the WWII Russian version of the 1891/30 Mosin-Nagant sniper rifle, except they show much better machining with excellent fit and finish.

Low Estimate Price: $1500
Sale Price: $3163
Sold On: December 2nd, 2011

WWII Mosin Nagant Sniper

mosin-nagant-scopeClose up Mosin Nagant Russian Scope

This is a very desirable example of an assembled pre-war Russian Mosin Nagant 1891/30 sniper rifle fitted with a early top mounted 4X PE sniper scope. These are fairly rare as most were decommissioned and converted into standard service rifles at the end of WWII. During WWII, the Red Army fielded more active snipers than any other country in the war and probably most countries combined. During the battle for Stalingrad, they proved to be devastating to the German Army, raking up hundred of confirmed kills during a 6 month period. This rifle is marked on the rear barrel shank with the "Tula Star/1936/L32460" with the top base secured with only three screws on the right side. The scope is the early PE sniper scope with the adjustable rear objective, which is marked with the small oblong identification block with"NB2595/Russian Hammer and Sickle/1936". The scope has the correct windage and elevation dials, with the elevation dial graduated 1-14 (100-1400).

Low Estimate Price: $2000
Sale Price: $2875
Sold On: April 15th, 2018

Hooded pin front and tangent rear sights on the "CAI" marked barrel, "1941" date and arsenal stamp on top of the chamber, boxed "SA" Finnish capture mark on the left side of the chamber, and the "PU" style scope base on the left side of the receiver. The bolt is properly turned, the added scope mount unnumbered, and a "1945" date on the scope. Smooth straight grip stock with a steel buttplate numbered "134271".

Low Estimate Price: $1800
Sale Price: $2875
Sold On: April 14th, 2018

westinghouse-mosin-nagant-us-madeUS Made Mosin Nagant Westinghouse

US Made Mosin Nagant Rifles: Model 1891 Mosin-Nagant rifle manufactured in 1915 by the New England Westinghouse Company for the Imperial Russian government. After the Bolshevik Revolution in 1917 the Russian contracts were terminated and approximately 280,000 Model 1891 Moslin Nagant rifles manufactured by Westinghouse and Remington were purchased by the Ordnance Department.

Low Estimate Price: $1400
Sale Price: $2588
Sold On: December 2nd, 2011

"1917" dated action and stock and original U.S. martial markings. Featured in the following Bruce Canfield publications: "U.S. Infantry Weapons of the First World War" pages 90-91, American Rifleman- July 2008 - "The Mosin-Nagant in U.S. Service," "U.S. Military Bolt Action Rifles" pages 296, 297, 300, 301 and 305, and Military Surplus - 2017 - "Uncle Sam's Mosin-Nagants."

Low Estimate Price: $1300
Sale Price: $2588
Sold On: February 15th, 2018

Rock Island Auction typically has Mosin Nagant Rifles in most of our auctions.

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