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Historic Tula Manufacture M91/30 Dragoon Era Mosin Nagant Rifle w/ Hex Receiver, 5rd bolt action - 7.62x54R caliber. Early Date Rifles, Arsenal Refinished,.Rifles are Packed in Light Cosmoline. Good / Very Good Arsenal Refinished Condition with many of the hand selects qualifying as Excellent.
These are all the highly desirable and very collectible Dragoon Era Rifles with Tula Dragoon Receiver Markings.We offer a hand select option for overall cosmetic condition. We also offer a custom option for those desiring a bayonet.
Classic Firearms has done it again. We currently have in stock a very special select batch of Tula Dragoon Era Russian Mosin Nagant Rifles W / Hex Receivers. These are all early date manufacture hex receiver rifles that have been arsenal refinished and are a throw back to the rifles we were seeing back during the glory days of Russian Imports. We feel very blessed to be able to offer this very exclusive small lot of Mosin Nagant rifles. All of these are considered Good to Very Good Arsenal Refinished condition and many of the Hand Selects will qualify as excellent. Please note that these are the highly popular Tula Dragoon era rifles with the historically significant Dragoon era markings on the receiver. About the Dragoon Era Rifles and Markings. The original M91 rifle had a 31.5" barrel and was intended for infantry use. The mounted infantry, or Dragoons, carried the Dragoon model, which was slightly shorter, essentially identical in length to the 91/30. They had an M91 type front and rear sight and were issued and sighted with their bayonet. These models were produced in tandem with the infantry rifle. The ex-dragoon models are generally dated pre-1933 (some of the 1930-32 models are ex-dragoon, some are purpose-built 91/30s) and are easily distinguished by a noticeable gap at the rear of the rear sight base.Beginning around 1930 both Tula and Izhevsk began phasing out the hex receivers in favor of the less expensive and more easily mass produced round receivers that were far more common to the later guns. They also discontinued the elaborate receiver stampings that were characteristic of the Dragoon era rifles. All Dragoon era rifles will be hex receiver, but not all hex receivers will be Dragoon era. To be considered a Dragoon era rifle the weapon will be dated prior to 1933 and will have the more prominent markings reminiscent of either the Tula or Izhevsk factory on the ( always hex ) receiver. Dragoon rifles are most typically identified by these prominent and highly desirable early Russian receiver markings on the top side of the receiver. An example of each is represented in the images above. Owners of the Dragoon era rifles enjoy bragging rights for not only having a much earlier and historic variation of the rifle but are able to show off the receiver markings that are exclusive to this series of rifles.As an aside. Although we are not selecting for these or offering them as an option at this time our boy's in the back have noticed several of the Tula Dragoons that were also M/O marked with a re-issue date in the 1950's to the Soviet Ministry of Defense or Home Guard. Who knows, you may even get one of those. As many of you know good surplus has been drying up very fast and nice M91/30 rifles in particular. As such we consider this nice lot of arsenal refinished Hex Receiver rifles to be a unique and rare find. I could go on and on about this rifle but our buyer base knows what these are and whether I get wordy or not they will not last long, Limited quantities available. HurryNote - These are all the Tula manufactured Dragoon era rifles. We have the Izhevesk listed elsewhere. Note 2 - HandSelects also available as a custom option where we will choose the best available cosmetically for a small additional fee. Note 3 - A couple of the images above show the receiver markings highlighted in white. We have done this here for clarity. Original markings are simply stamped into the metal. If you want to do yours this way a little white out for filling in the grooves and acetone for cleaning up the excess will do the trick. * Thanks to Trey W. for his generous input on the history of the Dragoon rifles.
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