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Mosin replica made by Keystone in .22

Posted: Sun Apr 28, 2019 5:41 pm
by vonalt
Keystone which produces the Chipmunk .22 rifle has just announced a replica of the Mosin Nagant rifle. Evidently, they will be producing a series of .22 riles based on old war horses in the near future and the Mosin is the just first in their series. Retail is going to be $399 for the basic rifle and the deluxe version will be $100 more. Other than the price, it will be a great way to introduce future shooters to the hobby we all enjoy.

https://www.keystonesportingarmsllc.com ... ifle-only/


Wonder what else they will introduce.

Re: Mosin replica made by Keystone in .22

Posted: Sun Apr 28, 2019 6:35 pm
by 72 usmc
An interesting concept, military surplus " YOUTH GUN". the special edition looks neat but I wonder if they are going to produce an M1 carbine?????
Much better than the BB or pellet version with a plastic stock. Now if they make a 22 caliber Youth M1 USGI carbine they will sell like hot cakes.

Keystone Sporting Arms, LLC
155 Sodom Road
Milton, PA 17847

KEYSTONES Special Edition Walnut stock Mosin 91 30 at $500
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Re: Mosin replica made by Keystone in .22

Posted: Sun Apr 28, 2019 7:32 pm
by indy1919a4
Now that is a nice idea, any idea of a Mosin 22 trainer was ever made in the day??

Re: Mosin replica made by Keystone in .22

Posted: Sun Apr 28, 2019 7:54 pm
by SWIHARTMARK
There are already M1 carbines in .22lr and I think they are currently in production. Now, a M1 Garand would be nice. Why not just get your kid a Mossberg 44US instead? That's what the GI's trained on. Cheaper than those Comblock .22lr trainers these days and far better made.

Best Regards,

Mark

Re: Mosin replica made by Keystone in .22

Posted: Sun Apr 28, 2019 8:48 pm
by 72 usmc
Both the Chiappa & Citadel have lots of plastic parts and are no where near actual replicas. Both models have a tendency to jam. They are not really mini size, but close to actual size although cheaply made. The Springfield BB carbine is closer to a replica- although the results are not yet in on this one.
Heck, the mini Mosins may beat out the Gletcher M44 CO2 BB rifle that sells for $300 if its all real metal and has actual reproduced Russian markings.
https://gletcherguns.com/shop/air-guns/m1944.html

Features of the Youth guns apparently better details and real steel parts.
The KSA 91/30 has a 20″ barrel, precision-machined to ensure the durability and accuracy that is normally reserved for the “big guns”. The action is based on the proven, safe, single-shot Crickett design and has a straight-handled bolt, just like the original Mosins. The sights are also copies of the originals (scaled down, of course) and the walnut stock and barrel even have “proof” stamps and markings. The first 500 pre-orders will come with a custom wooden crate with matching serial numbers, a sling, a certificate of authenticity, selection of your own serial number and more.

Re: Mosin replica made by Keystone in .22

Posted: Sun Apr 28, 2019 8:51 pm
by DaleH
I sold a friend an Iver Johnson look-alike M1 Carbine in 22LR and he added a few military type features to it (see photo) plus a sling and it looks great!

Re: Mosin replica made by Keystone in .22

Posted: Sun Apr 28, 2019 9:01 pm
by 72 usmc
Those were made in Germany by Erma Werke in the mid 1980s and actually were nice guns. Not like the 30 cal, soft receiver, garbage Iver Johnsons. They worked. A total different animal. However, No longer made and .22 mags are had to find for the German .22 carbine. Finding one of those at $200-300 with two magazines and in good shape would be a nice find.

Re: Mosin replica made by Keystone in .22

Posted: Sun Apr 28, 2019 9:36 pm
by vonalt
I don't think they are planning any semi-autos, guys. That Mosin is a single shot and everything else they produce is a single shot as well.

Re: Mosin replica made by Keystone in .22

Posted: Sun Apr 28, 2019 9:52 pm
by 72 usmc
Ok then a K98k might be fun! Or a SMLE ????

Re: Mosin replica made by Keystone in .22

Posted: Mon Apr 29, 2019 5:40 pm
by SWIHARTMARK
Real SMLE trainers in .22lr run about $600. Norinco used to make a .22lr 98K.

Best Regards,

Mark

The current.22lr M1 carbine is built by Citadel or Cimmaron I think. It is semi-auto.

Re: Mosin replica made by Keystone in .22

Posted: Mon Apr 29, 2019 9:18 pm
by jardows
Definitely priced too high, but certainly interesting.

Re: Mosin replica made by Keystone in .22

Posted: Tue Apr 30, 2019 9:45 pm
by bitrclngr
One can buy a Polish WZ 48 training rifle for less money and get a much better rifle in turn.

Re: Mosin replica made by Keystone in .22

Posted: Thu May 02, 2019 6:41 pm
by SWIHARTMARK
I thought people were overcharging for those...I mean anything over $200 seems high.

Best Regards,

Mark