Russian M1891 Infantry Rifle, One Only
Original Item: When WW1 began, the Russians soon found that they were severely short of rifles, especially after the great losses in the first battles on the Eastern Front. Contracts were let with two American companies, Remington Arms and New England Westinghouse. The American-made Mosins are considered to be the best made of all Mosins. This sample is sound and in very good condition, but is missing some parts as described below. Unlike Russian-made M1891s, all Westinghouse rifles are dated 1915, although they may have been manufactured in 1915, 1916, 1917, or 1918. Includes dog-collar sling, M1891 bayonet(sn88657,Sestroryetsk Arsenal). No handguard, no cleaning rod, front sight blade missing.
Bolt number: 857059 (renumbered) SAME AS RIFLE NUMBER
Bolt number location: bolt rib
Magazine number: 172957
Russian arshin range markings on left side of rear sight base
Finnish metric range markings on right side of rear sight base
One-piece walnut stock
Recess for stock disk
Condition: Wood, very good; Metal, barrel and receiver-much original blue, magazine housing-little blue left, no rust.
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