Mosin Nagant Scope
||Mosin Nagant, a rifle
coming down through the ages and yet powerful enough. It was
first invented in Russia and Belgium and was used by the Russian troops since 1891. At the
beginning it was just a three line rifle which slowly evolved over the years for its betterment.
The most common or the popularly used model of this rifle was the one designed in 1930 – the
Mosin Nagant - Scope mounts review
Mosin Nagant, a rifle coming down through the ages and yet
powerful enough. It was first invented in Russia and Belgium and was used by the
Russian troops since 1891. At the beginning it was just a three line rifle which slowly evolved over the years for
its betterment. The most common or the popularly used model of this rifle was the one designed in 1930 – the
M1891/30. The additions to this model was a spring to the base plate of the magazine and the clip that could hold 5
cartridges simultaneously which could be fed into the magazine.
This rifle was widely used in the World War I and the World War II.
The rifle slowly obtained much popularity and eventually spread across the world.
After Russia, the variants of the rifle were found in Estonia, Finland, Czechoslovakia, China, Hungary,
Romania, Poland and the US. The was not actually made for addition of a scope but it is actually great for
hunting. Despite the incapability of the rifle, it does support two scope types –scout mount or the standard
scopes above the bolt. There are equal advantages and disadvantages of these two scope types.
This is comparatively the easiest among the two types of scopes and is
comparatively cheaper too. There are two pre-requisites for this mount that is the sight assembly in the rear
needs to be removed and the LER (Long Eye Relief) scope needs to be used. There are plenty systems available
where the rear sight is removed partially and a mounting system is installed. These mounting systems are most
probably combined with weaver or picatinny rails which allows you to use many other LER scopes.
According to the variety of the Mosin Nagant, it may also have the 3/8 inch dove
tail grooves which are exposed on dismantling the rear sight. Thus, the grooves being same as that of the
modern 0.22 rifles and the airgun's, you can get quality 1 inch rings at
cheaper rates and mount $10 scopes on it!
The Traditional Mount:
The traditional mount allows ease of use and simpler as well. One advantage about
this mount is that you can use iron sights by removing its scope. The Mosin Nagant has got a straight bolt
which needs to be bent a bit in order to place the traditional mount correctly and this the only difficult
thing. Using the correct instruments it would not be a tough job either. Although ATI provides the most popular
kit for this mount, the reviews for it do not speak good about it. So, the best way to get this mount on is to hand it over to a pro. The bolt of the Mosin
Nagant that gets in the way needs to be bent somehow to get the traditional mount on.