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The Russian - Soviet Mosin Nagant Rifles/Carbines

General Production Information And Numbers

Brent Snodgrass

 

These numbers come from a number of sources but by far the best is the fine Drei Linien Die Gewehre Mosin-Nagant by Karl-Heinz Wrobel.  His work in uncovering the Russian-Soviet production numbers has been invaluable to collectors and I highly recommend that all collectors purchase his fine work. There is no way this section could have been done without his assistance. Not all the production numbers are known so the table below should be looked at with a bit of leeway in regards to exact totals.  Also make sure to read the articles on Mosin Nagant Dot Net that cover these rifles-carbines in some detail, as production totals and charts only tell a section of the story.- Brent

 

Rifle Or Carbine

Manufactures

Production

Years

Production

Totals

Notes

 

 

Model 1891

Infantry Rifle

 

 

Chatellerault

Tula

Izhevsk

Sestroryetsk

 

 

C: 1892-1895

T: 1892-1926

I: 1892-1926

S: 1892-1918

 

 

503,539

~ 4,388,242

~1,486,236

~621,000

The main battle rifle of the Imperial Russian Empire but a rifle that saw service in a great number of nations.  This is the most important of all the Mosin Nagant production models as it was this rifle that set the standard others would follow.  There are some gaps in known production numbers of those listed in this table are a good general standard to

use as a guide.

 

Model 1891

Dragoon Rifle

 

Tula

Izhevsk

 

1893-1932

 

~4,331,000

One of the more interesting Mosin Nagants with a number of small variations in handguards and the like. Very collectable today as it seems many were converted to M91-30 rifles by the USSR.

Model 1891

Cossack Rifle

 

Izhevsk

 

1894-1920 (1921?)

 

~1,348,000

It was thought production ended in 1917-1918 but there are known examples dated 1920 and a reported 1921.  One can assume these later dates are a smaller production and a very uncommon rifle.

 

 

Model 1891/1930 Rifle

Note - Standard Rifles Not Sniper Versions Of The Rifle

 

 

 

Tula

 

Izhevsk

 

 

 

1927-1945

 

 

 

~13,000,000 -

14,000,000

The battle rifle of the Red Army in World War Two.  A rifle that also saw wide service in other nations in the post WW2 years.  The highest production model of the Mosin Nagant and the one seen in the most numbers today. 

As one can see there is a large gap in known production totals (a million or so) This is due to poor records and conflicting information so a wider range is given.

 

Model 1938 Carbine

 

Tula

 

Izhevsk

 

Tula:

1940 and 1944

Izhevsk:

1939-1945

 

Tula: ~50,000

 

Izhevsk:

2,450,000

A carbine version of the Mosin Nagant seeing issue in World War Two and the postwar years.  Tula production began in 1940 with low numbers.  Production halted at Tula until 1944.

 

 

Model 1944 Carbine

 

Tula

 

Izhevsk

 

Tula: 1944

 

Izhevsk: 1943-1948

Tula:

~100,000

Izhevsk:

1943: 50,000    

1944: 3,620,000

1945: 3,422,245

1946: 189,027   

1947: 120,061   

1948: 160,498   

One of the most collected of all the Mosin Nagants.  These carbines had an added bayonet to fit into Soviet doctrine in regards to troop tactics.  These carbines were also produced in Poland, Hungary, and Romania.  The M44 saw wide use in the Warsaw Pact nations post WW2.

Model 1907 Carbine

Izhevsk

1907-1917

~44,00

First Pattern

~300,000

Second Pattern

One of the most rare Mosin Nagants the collector will encounter.  There were two versions of these made but it is rare to encounter either today.

 
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