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M91 Moisin Nagant in US Service

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M91 Moisin Nagant in US Service

#1 Post by Smokey » Sat Dec 22, 2018 4:59 pm

Not so well known, the US Army used M91s built for Russia (and not delivered) a fair amount in WWI:
https://www.gunsamerica.com/digest/a-mo ... e-us-army/
So those were even an issued rifle for US troops.
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Re: M91 Moisin Nagant in US Service

#2 Post by 72 usmc » Sun Dec 23, 2018 9:39 am

More info and some nice pictures can be found in the book Allied Rifle Contracts in America by Luke Mercado, 2011, Wet Dog publications. $50 See pages 11-54.
Chapter one, The Three Line Rifle, Model 1891 Mosin-Nagant.
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Re: M91 Moisin Nagant in US Service

#3 Post by SWIHARTMARK » Sun Dec 30, 2018 10:18 am

A M1917 Enfield in 30-06 has peep sights, which the M91 Mosin doesn't, so it should shoot better. Peep sights usually win over standard tangent ones I believe. Too bad the US troops didn't have M39 Finnish Mosins with SAKO barrels. There is something to be said for a good barrel and trigger.

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Re: M91 Moisin Nagant in US Service

#4 Post by slowbob2 » Sun Dec 30, 2018 11:57 am

That would depend on the peep sights aperture size , and the target . Also it would depend a lot on the shooters eyes . The very small hole on the M-1903 makes a good target sight , but become very hard to use in low light or moving targets . The larger hole on the M-1917 is a draw back on small targets , but makes general area hits easier . The very large hole on the No 4 Enfield and Type 99 make it very hard to shoot small groups on small targets , but they both do fine on man size targets . I personally do my best with the Mauser V rear and inverted V front sight .

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Re: M91 Moisin Nagant in US Service

#5 Post by TNGhost » Wed Jan 02, 2019 1:38 am

Probably even lesser known is that our troops used the M91 on Russian soil and against Bolshevik Russians in offensive operations north of Moscow, and defensive and strategic area and facilities control operations in Siberia. Approximately 13,000 American troops were in Russia for several months, 100 years ago this winter:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_ ... e,_Siberia

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_ ... rth_Russia




https://www.archives.gov/publications/p ... sia-1.html

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