The Mosin-Nagant is a bolt-action, internal magazine fed, military rifle that was used by the armed forces of the Russian Empire, the Soviet Union and various Eastern bloc nations. Also known as the Three-Line Rifle, it was the first to use the 7.62x54mmR cartridge.

As a front-line rifle, the Mosin-Nagant served in various forms from 1891 until the 1960s in many Eastern European nations, when the sniper rifle variant was replaced by the SVD (Snajperskaâ vintovka Dragunova). The Mosin-Nagant is still used in many conflicts due to its ruggedness and the vast number produced during World War II.

Mosin-Nagant in The Hot War[]

Tibor Nagy and the rest of the privates in his Hungarian People's Army squad all carried Mosin-Nagant rifles, hand-me-downs from the Soviet Red Army.[1]

Mosin-Nagant in The Two Georges[]

The Nagant rifle remained the main Russian Army long arm through to the mid-1990s. It was comparable to the British Lee-Enfield.[2]

On 15 June 1995, a Nagant was used in the murder of "Honest" Dick as a diversion in the aid of the theft of The Two Georges.[3] Colonel Thomas Bushell's investigation led to a Sons of Liberty arms smuggling ring based in the Queen Charlotte Islands.[4]

Later in the investigation, Colonel Bushell came to Victoria where he attended a reception at the Russian embassy. He noted that while the guards outside the embassy wore ceremonial uniforms based on the Life-Guard Dragoons of Tsar Alexander I, they carried bayoneted Nagants rather than sabers.[5]

Mosin-Nagant in The War That Came Early[]

The Nagant bolt-action rifle was the standard issue rifle of the Soviet Army during World War II.

Mosin-Nagant in Worldwar[]

The Nagant bolt-action rifle was the standard issue rifle of the Soviet Army during World War II. Soviet sniper Tatiana Pirogova used a version with a scope against the Germans, and later, the Race.


  1. Bombs Away, pgs. 68-69, HC.
  2. The Two Georges, generally.
  3. Ibid., Chapter ii.
  4. Ibid., pgs. 99-103, MPB.
  5. Ibid., pg. 442.