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Rifleman Q&A: What's the M91/59 Mosin-Nagant?

Mystified by its Model 91/59 description, NRA member writes American Rifleman for details on the supposed Mosin-Nagant carbine found at a local gun show.

Foreign Weapons 101

Learning about the guns our troops are encountering in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The Genesis Of Sniping, Part 6: Soviet Sniping, 1939-1945

After the Great War, Soviet Russia sought to upgrade its military capability—especially when it came to sniping rifles. The result was the scope-sighted, bolt-action Mosin-Nagant, used with deadly effect against the Nazis on the Eastern Front.

Infantry Rifles of The Great War: Enfields, Berthiers, Mannlichers and Mosin-Nagants

Watch this feature segment on the "Guns of August" from a recent episode of American Rifleman TV.

The 3-Line Rifle: M1891 Mosin-Nagant

It’s best known as the Mosin-Nagant in the West. They refer to it as a Mosin in Russia, but when adopted by that country’s military, it was officially labeled the 3-Line Rifle.

Men and Guns of the 1900 China Relief Expedition

Some American troops fought with guns one would expect in the multi-national mission to Peking, such as the Krag-Jorgensen. But other guns were used during the “Boxer Rebellion” that were a little more unusual, including Gatlings, M1895 Colt machine guns and the short-lived Lee Navy straight pull rifle in .236.

The Guns of Port Arthur

The Russo-Japanese war of 1904-1905 is one of those rarely discussed conflicts that provides an important preview to important developments in warfare and weapons technology.

Sniping In Korea: 1950-1953

When U.S. forces rushed to stop the North Koreans from overrunning South Korea in 1950, there were almost no American snipers. As the battle lines stabilized, that would change, and the war would become ideal for the employment of well-equipped and well-trained snipers.

Forgotten U.S. Infantry Rifles Of World War I

While the M1903 and M1917 service rifles were the main rifles used by the United States, four other rifles were utilized during World War I in roles that are largely forgotten today, as explored by Jon Krisko. 

Communist Small Arms Of The Korean War

Throughout the Korean War, Communist North Korean and Chinese forces used a variety of small arms from different sources to arm their soldiers. Here we explore some of these Communist-used firearms.

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