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In50, rifles were sent via Vladivostok to the Czechoslovak Legions in Siberia to aid in their attempt to secure passage to France. Large numbers of Mosin—Nagants were captured by German and Austro-Hungarian forces and saw service with the rear-echelon forces of both armies, and also with the Imperial German Navy.
Many of these weapons were sold to Finland in the s. Civil War, modernization, and wars with Finland[ edit ] During the Russian Civil Warinfantry and dragoon versions were still in production, though in dramatically reduced numbers.
The rifle was widely used by BolsheviksBlack Guards and their enemies, the White Russians counter-revolutionary forces. Infollowing the victory of the Red Armya committee was established to modernize the rifle, which had by then been in service for over three decades. The sight measurements were converted from arshins to meters; and the front sight blade was replaced by a hooded post front sight less susceptible to being knocked out of alignment.
There were also minor modifications to the bolt, but not enough to prevent interchangeability with the earlier Model and the so-called "Cossack dragoon" rifles. The rifle was used in the short civil war there and adopted as the service rifle of the new republic's army. Finland produced several variants of the Mosin—Nagant, all of them manufactured using the receivers of Russian-made or later Soviet-made rifles. In assembling M39 rifles, Finnish armorers re-used octagonal receivers that dated back as far as Finnish rifles are characterized by Russian, French or American-made receivers stamped with a boxed SA, as well as many other parts produced in those countries and barrels produced in Finland, Switzerland, Austria, Belgium and Germany.
The Finns also manufactured two-piece "finger splice" stocks for their Mosin—Nagant rifles. It served quite prominently in the brutal urban battles on the Eastern Frontsuch as the Battle of Stalingradwhich made heroes of snipers like Vasily Zaitsev and Ivan Sidorenko. These sniper rifles were highly respected for being very rugged, reliable, accurate, and easy to maintain.
The hex receiver actually octagonal was changed to a round receiver. In addition, ina carbine version of the Mosin—Nagant, the M38, was issued. The carbine used the same cartridge and action as other Mosins, but the barrel was shortened by The idea was to issue the M38 to troops such as combat engineerssignal corps, and artillerymenwho could conceivably need to defend themselves from sudden enemy advances, but whose primary duties lay behind the front lines.
An increase in urban combat led directly to the development of the Model M44 Mosin. In essence, the M44 is an M38 with a slightly modified forearm and with a permanently mounted cruciform bayonet that folds to the right when it is not needed. Despite its increasing obsolescence, the Mosin—Nagant saw continued service throughout the Eastern bloc and the rest of the world for many decades to come. They were kept not only as reserve stockpiles, but front-line infantry weapons as well. Middle Eastern countries within the sphere of Soviet influence—Egypt, SyriaIraqAfghanistan and Palestinian fighters—have received them in addition to other more modern arms.
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Mosin—Nagants have also seen action in the hands of both Soviet  and Mujahadeen forces in Afghanistan during the Soviet Union's occupation of the country during the s and the s. Their use in Afghanistan continued on well into the s and the early 21st century by Northern Alliance forces. Even after the collapse of the Soviet Union, Mosin—Nagants are still commonly found on modern battlefields around the world. They were used by insurgent forces in the Iraq War and the War in Afghanistan.
Mosin—Nagant rifles have even been seen in the present conflict of the Syrian Civil Warin the hands of rebels. Considering sniper rifles as part of a national army's weapons, the Mosin—Nagant is the longest continuously serving rifle in history, at more than years.
However, the Mosin—Nagant is not the longest continuously serving firearm used in combat issued by a government, as the Brown Bess musket was in use from through about within the British Empire.
The primary weapon of Russian and Red Army infantry from to Between and the following modifications were made to the design of the rifle: Inclusion of a reinforcing bolt through the finger groove due to the adoption of a grain pointed ' spitzer ' round.
Elimination of the steel finger rest behind the trigger guard. Installation of slot-type sling mounts to replace the more traditional swivels. Note that the bolt is in the unlocked position Dragoon Rifle Russian: Intended for use by Dragoons: Introduced for Cossack horsemen, it is almost identical to the Dragoon rifle but is sighted for use without a bayonet.
These rifles were also issued without a bayonet. It was stocked nearly to the front sight and therefore did not take a bayonet. It was produced until at least in small numbers. The most prolific version of the Mosin—Nagant. It was produced for standard issue to all Soviet infantry from to It was commonly used as a sniper rifle in World War II. Because the scope was mounted above the chamber, the bolt handle was replaced with a longer handled, bent version on sniper rifles known to Mosin collectors and shooters as a "bent bolt" so the shooter could work the bolt without the scope interfering with it.
Like the US MA4 Springfield sniper rifle, the location of the scope above the receiver prevents the use of stripper clips. Its design was based on the Dragoon rifle with the following modifications: Flat rear sights and restamping of sights in metres, instead of arshinii. A cylindrical receiver, replacing the octagonal commonly called "hex" receiver. These rifles are less common and regarded as generally more desirable by collectors. A hooded post front sight, replacing the blade on previous weapons.
They were intended for use by second-echelon and noncombatant troops. Very few M38 carbines were made in and are highly sought after by collectors. However many M38 carbines were fitted into M44 stocks by the Soviets as a wartime expedient. M38s in the correct M38 stock command a premium over M38s in M44 pattern stocks. The M38 was replaced by the M44 carbine in This carbine was introduced into service in late with 50, service-test examples produced in and remained in production until They were produced from to at the Izhevsk arsenal and only at Tula.
Its specifications are very similar to the M, with the unique addition of a permanently affixed, side-folding cruciform-spike bayonet. A groove for the folded bayonet is inlet into the right side of the stock. These were in use not only by the Soviet Unionbut also its various satellite nations. It was initially thought that Bulgaria or another Soviet satellite country performed the conversions in preparation for a Western invasion that never came.
Mosin—Nagant sawn-off version. Note that the bolt appears to be missing Obrez: During the Russian Revolution and subsequent civil war, revolutionaries, various irregular forces and common criminals cut down the Mosin—Nagant rifles to pistol size for easy concealment.
Most of these rifle-caliber pistols were crudely made and lacked sights. After the Revolution, the numbers of obrez bolt-action pistols decreased as the Bolsheviks took over the imperial arsenals and gained access to stocks of Model Nagant revolvers. This unofficial Mosin variant is perhaps the rarest Mosin of them all. Obrez pistols are highly prized by collectors. Finnish Army Mosin—Nagant Model Civil Guard Mosin—Nagant Model Finnish Army Mosin—Nagant Model 27rv.
The Finnish cartridge 7. However, the older version of the Finnish military cartridge was loaded with the S-type bullet that had nominal diameter of. In the Finnish Army fielded a new standard service cartridge intended for both machine guns and rifles. This new cartridge was loaded with a new bullet designed in - the D, which had a nominal diameter of. Handloaded cartridges for Finnish rifles should however use a 0. When Finland achieved independence from Russia, overModel infantry rifles were already stockpiled in the ex-Russian military depots within Finland.
As a result, the rifle was adopted as the standard Finnish Army weapon, and surplus Mosin—Nagants were purchased from other European nations which had captured them during World War I. A cavalry rifle built from former Russian Model Dragoon rifles, modified with a sling slot based on the German Karabiner 98a. The original Russian sling slots were also retained. Swiss-produced barrels could be found in both standard Mosin—Nagant contour and in a heavier contour designed for improved accuracy, while all German-produced barrels were heavy weight barrels.
A subsequent contract for 5, additional heavier barrels, stepped at the muzzle end to accept the standard Mosin—Nagant bayonet, was let the next year. The German contracts, starting in and running towere all for the heavier, stepped barrels with two contracts: The German-made barrels are marked "Bohler-Stahl" on the under side of the chamber. All Model 24s are marked with the Civil Guard logo of three fir tree sprigs over a capital "S.
The Model 27 was the Finnish Army's first almost complete reworking of the Modelit was nicknamed Pystykorva literally " spitz " due to the foresight guards. The receiver and magazine of the were retained, but a new shorter-length heavy-weight barrel was fitted. The sights were modified. The receivers and bolts were modified with "wings" being fitted to the bolt connecting bars that fit into slots machined into the receivers.
The stocks were initially produced by cutting down stocks and opening up the barrel channels to accommodate the heavier barrel. New barrel bands and nose caps were fitted and a new bayonet was issued. The modified stocks proved to be weak, breaking when soldiers practiced bayonet fighting or firing with the bayonet fitted.
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These and other problems resulted in a slow-down of production in the mids while solutions to problems were engineered and existing stocks of rifles were modified. To produce a range of this scale normally would take months with time and resources being used on other projects and the normal day-to-day running of a small miniatures company. Putting this project on Kickstarter will give us a great boost to get most of the range produced in a shorter period of time all for the benefit of the gamer - you!
He came out his coma on the day peace was declared 7 days later.Finnish Build an Army arrived!
He went on to become a successful moose hunter and lived to the age of This will also be available to all pledges. Includes access to all Finnish stretch-goals and free limited figures. Includes access to all Red Army stretch-goals and free limited figures. Includes access to ALL stretch-goals and free limited figures. Nov Please note: If you would like to choose 2x Finnish or Red Army Platoons rather than 1 of each, you will have the chance to select this in your survey.
Now includes 4x SMGs. Nov New Pledge levels! You will receive 1 Finnish Platoon and 2 Red Army Platoons with all stretch goals applicable for each army.
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Also you will receive 8 resin foxholes 4sml, 2 med. This text supercedes the text in the pledge panel to the right Stretch Goals The main structure of the Winter War armies are covered in the basic pledge levels of this Kickstarter in which you will receive full working wargaming armies.
However, to produce special packs of Jaeger skiers, machine guns and anti tank guns, we plan to add these at a later date. However, we have added these as stretch goals which if unlocked will enable us to produce them in time to add them to your pledges.
As each stretch goal is unlocked, we will add the extra miniatures to pledge levels of Platoon level and above free of charge as described below.
You can also select add-ons to add more tanks etc. Please note that if you have pledged for a Finnish Platoon, you will only receive the Finnish stretch goals and Red Army only gets Red Army stretch goals. If we achieve the first stretch goal we will produce a ten man unit of Finnish skiers. One set of these will be added to each Finnish Platoon in your pledge. With this first stretch goal for the Red Army, you will receive one pack of four Snipers for each Red Army Platoon in your pledge level.
You will receive one pack for every Finnish Platoon in your pledge level. You will receive one unit for every Finnish Platoon in your pledge level. Unlock this stretch goal to produce a pack of 2 medics and 2 casualties for the army you choose in your pledge.
You will receive one pack of medics and casualties per Platoon in your pledge for all levels above and including Platoon. This stretch goal will unlock a mortar team 1mortar and 4 crew and a Heavy Machine gun team 1 firing and 1 being moved for both armies and you will get one for each Platoon in your pledge.
The Maxim Machine gun will be available on wheels, tripod and sledge. If we achieve this stretch goal we will produce an anti-tank gun to field in your army.
Unlock this goal and we will give you an option for Summer uniformed variations for both sides. If this goal is unlocked, you will be able to exchange sections of regular infantry packs in your pledge for summer uniformed soldiers or for other stretch goals already unlocked options will be available in your surveys. Finnish Light Horse Cavalry. Not so much cavalry, as fast mobile light infantry.
You will receive 1 troop of 6 cavalry per Platoon of your pledge. Finnish Jaeger on bicycles. When snow had thawed out, bicycles took over from skis as the mode of transport for Jaeger long range patrols. You will receive a 10 man squad of bicycles for each Platoon in your pledge. There is a larger jump to unlock this stretch goal.
If this is reached, we will produce an armoured car to support the Red Army invasion of Finland. This may be supplied later than our original delivery date, but more details will released later.
You will receive one multi-piece armoured car per Platoon in your pledge level. This stretch goal will unlock artillery and baggage for both armies. The artillery supplied will be the M Regimental Gun for both armies a change from before. The artillery will be supplied limbered with horses and riding crew and in a firing position with crew.