Mosin Nagant Knowledge Quiz

There are many Mosin Nagant collectors, but few who truly understand the nuances of the design. Those who do are a cut above the average collector and can take advantage of their knowledge to add uncommon variations to their collection.

Do you really understand the history and development of the Mosin Nagant design? Are you prepared to strike when the opportunity presents itself while browsing gun shows and pawn shops? Until now you could only wonder, but thanks to this great quiz, in just a few minutes you will find out!

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1. What was the original model of Mosin Nagant?
M39
M44
M28
M91
2. What is the twist rate of a Mosin Nagant barrel?
1 in 9 inch
1 in 9.5 inch
1 in 10 inch
1 in 10.5 inch
3. What is the length of an M28?
40 inches
46 3/4 inches
48 1/2 inches
51 1/2 inches
4. What is the weight of a "light ball" 7.62x54r bullet?
125 grains
148 grains
172 grains
182 grains
5. Which arsenal/country did not make M91/30 rifles?
Tula
Sestroryetsk
Izhevsk
Albania
6. Which of these models is not a Civil Guard rifle?
M24
M27
M28
M28/30
7. What does the letter "D" on Finnish rifles indicate?
Bore diameter
Suitable for captured ammunition
Suitable for the Finnish D166 load
Captured during the Winter War
8. What year did Russian/Soviet M91 production end?
1914
1918
1926
1930
9. Which of these is not an M39 variation?
VKT
Tikka
Sako
SAT
10. Which model never had a laminated stock?
M38
M39
M44
M91/30
11. Which part does not have an original serial number on it?
Barrel
Bolt
Receiver
Buttplate
12. Where can you usually find the arsenal and date of the receiver on a Mosin Nagant?
Just behind the rear sight.
On the bottom of the chamber.
On the bottom of the tang.
On the left side along the woodline of the stock.
13. Which arsenal did not produce M91s during World War I?
Remington
Tula
Chatellerault
Sestroryetsk
14. Which of the following is not a recognized receiver variation?
Hex
Round
Oval
High Wall
15. What was the maximum setting of the original M91 rear sight?
2900 meters
2900 arshin
3200 meters
3200 yards
16. Which of the following is not a WWI Austrian arsenal mark?
AZF
WWF
JSE
KLP
17. What year did Tula begin M38 production?
1938
1939
1940
1944
18. What was the first major conflict that Mosin Nagants were used in?
World War I
The Winter War
Spanish Civil War
Russo-Japanese War
19. Which of the following Finnish models sometimes has a "stepped" barrel?
M27
M24
M28
M39
20. How many logos did Tula use on the barrel during 1919?
One
Two
Three
Four
21. Which country did not produce a copy of the M44?
Poland
Czechoslovakia
Romania
Hungary
22. Which model/variation has a date on top of the barrel?
SAT M91
P-Series
M24
M28
23. Which country did not produce the M91/30?
Poland
China
Romania
Hungary
24. How many arsenals manufactured M91s for Russia?
Three
Four
Five
Six
25. Which country developed a unique trigger?
Russia
Albania
Poland
Romania
26. What year did M44 production begin in Romania?
1944
1952
1953
1954
27. What type of sling slot escutcheons do Soviet laminated stocks typically have?
None
Half-liner
Screwed
Pressed
28. What is the range of MO second and third dates?
1939-1945
1942-1953
1945-1955
1951-1960
29. Which model had the longest production run?
M91
Dragoon
Cossack
M91/30
30. What year did the Soviet Union begin using letter prefixes in the serial number?
1930
1935
1937
1939
31. What is the arsenal mark for Sestroryetsk?
Hammer
Arrow
Bow and Arrow
Star
32. What does the "y in a circle" proof indicate?
Provisional black powder proof
Final black powder proof
Final nitro proof
Point of aim proof
33. How many years did China produce the T53?
Three
Four
Five
Six
34. What country is the "Berndorfer Bear" arsenal mark from?
Austria
Germany
Hungary
Serbia
35. Which country marked rifles "EXERCITIU"?
Serbia
Montenegro
Albania
Romania
36. Which model was not used in the Spanish Civil War
M91
M91/30
M38
Dragoon
37. Which wood was not used for Mosin stocks?
Walnut
Birch
Beech
Oak
38. Which mark is not Finnish?
Crown
SA
D
41
39. Which model has a pistol grip stock?
M38
M28/30
M39
M91/98/25
40. Which model has an attached folding bayonet?
M38
M91/38
M91/59
M44

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