1915 WESTINGHOUSE IMPERIAL RUSSIAN M 1891 MOSIN-NAGANT Rifle 7.62x54R C&R
World War I Era Dated “1915”, Just Prior to Revolution!
Here we present a Westinghouse Imperial Russian Contract Model 1891 Mosin-Nagant Rifle, made in 1915 in East Springfield, Massachusetts. This rifle was manufactured by the New England Westinghouse Company under contract with the Imperial Russian government to supplement the low numbers of small arms possessed by the Russian armed forces. After the outbreak of the October Revolution in November of 1917, the Russian monarchy fell, and the resulting government defaulted on their orders for rifles from American companies claiming the rifles were of poor quality. In reality, the Russians had neither the necessary funds nor willingness to pay for the rifles. The New England Westinghouse Company was founded in 1915 whose primary purpose was to fulfill this contract to produce 1.8 million of these Mosin-Nagant rifles for Czar Nicholas II of Russia during World War I.
The Soviet Model 1891 known in the West as the Mosin–Nagant and in Russia as Mosin’s rifle is a five-shot, bolt action, internal magazine fed military rifle developed from 1882 to 1891 and used by the armed forces of the Russian Empire, the Soviet Union and various other nations. It is one of the most mass-produced military bolt-action rifles in history with over 37 million units having been made since its inception in 1891, and, in spite of its age, it has been used in various conflicts around the world up to the present day.
The overall condition is good. The action is strong. The bore is bright. The stock looks like it has been through a couple wars, with the most noticeable repair being the grafting of another stock, which is visible just below the rear sight. It looks like this might have been done during the period of use. This is a really interesting Russian rifle that was made under the Empire, fought during the Great War, almost certainly changed hands during the Revolution, and may have even been used again in World War II.
This firearm is classified as a Curio & Relic.
Barrel is 31-1/2 inches.
Overall condition as seen in photos.
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