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The Mosin-Nagant name comes from the two designers, namely Sergei Ivanovich Mosin (Russia), and Emile Nagant (Belgium). The Russian Model 1891 Mosin-Nagant bolt-action rifle was among the earliest military firearms designed to use smokeless powder cartridges. Both rifles and carbines using the design by Imperial Russian Army Colonel Serge Moisin and Belgian arms maker Emile Nagant have been manufactured in China, Finland, France, North Korea, Russia, Switzerland and the United States, and remained in military service at various places around the world for more than 60 years. Early models featured octagonal-shaped receivers, while later models had round receivers.
Simplicity of design and operation helped make these some of the most "soldier-proof" bolt-action military rifles ever made. Any design which uses rimmed ammunition. Because the Mosin-Nagant design was used so widely and for so long, there are many different sub-models with various barrel lengths and features, but the action is essentially the same on all.
During the Russian-Turkish War, Russian troops armed suffered heavy casualties against Turkish troops . This showed Russian commanders the need to modernize the weapon. After failing to modify the rifle to meet the specified requirements, Special Commission for the testing was formed to test new designs weapon. Three rifles were submitted for evaluation. Captain Sergei Ivanovich Mosin of the Imperial Army submitted his "3-line" caliber rifle, Belgian designer Léon Nagant submitted a "3.5-line" design, and a Captain Zinoviev submitted another "3-line" design. When trials concluded , The main disadvantages of Nagant's rifle were a more complicated mechanism and a long and tiresome . Mosin's rifle was mainly criticized for its lower quality .The Commission voted 14 to 10 to approve Nagant's rifle. However, the head of the Commission, ordered subsequent trials held under the Commission's supervision during which Mosin's rifle showed its advantages. Production started in 1892 at weapons factories. During the years 1891-1910, several variants and modifications of the initial model. Mosin-Nagant rifle made in 1932 and operated the main sniper.
Mosin Nagant was used in World War I, World War II, the Vietnam War, and other wars. The safety on Mosin-Nagant rifles locks the cocking piece at the rear of the bolt onto the left rear of the receiver. When activated, the safety locks the bolt closed and prevents the striker from moving forward. Mosin-Nagant is also used Lyudmila Pavlychenko, famous sniper of the Soviet Union in World War II. Mosin-Nagant is highly appreciated for robust, reliable, accurate, and easy to maintain. After World War II Russian stopping production Mosin-Nagant rifle, and the intersting side of armed force. Mosin-Nagant still used in the Eastern Bloc and parts of the world for decades.
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