M/N 1891 Hex. Receiver

Discussion in 'Curio & Relics Forum' started by Buford Allen, May 29, 2004.

  1. Buford Allen

    Buford Allen New Member

    Apr 12, 2004
    Vernon, TX
    How rare are the Mosin-Nagant 1891's with the hexagon receiver? I have a 91/30 and would like to have an original 1891 to go with it.

    How much should I expect to pay for one in good condition?

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  2. wuzzagrunt

    wuzzagrunt New Member

    Apr 20, 2003
    The 1891 MN was produced with the hex receiver. The round receiver was not introduced until the 1930s with the Model 91/30. Even so, the earlier runs of 91/30 Mosins were built with the hex receivers.

    There are a number of M1891 variants and many of the original rifles were canibalized to produce other models. Dragoons, Cossacks, and rifles built by Remington, Westinghouse, and Chatterault all bring a premium. Rifles with US property marks and/or Finn "capture" marks, also tend to be a bit more expensive. Rifles with multiple features of interest can bring a nice dollar.

    A plain vanilla 1891 can still be had for comfortably under $200. There are still a few dust covered relics languishing on the racks in pawn shops with tags identifying them as "Mausers" or somesuch.

  3. 1952Sniper

    1952Sniper New Member

    Aug 22, 2002
    The original M91 can still be found. Aim Surplus had some a few months ago in good condition for something like $75 a piece. I ordered one and ended up with a 1900-dated example (with the Imperial crest scrubbed off, as expected).

    I would just keep an eye on the online auction sites for one to pop up. They're out there.
  4. islenos

    islenos Active Member

    Mar 16, 2004
    West Texas
    One of my hex receivers is a Finnish M39. It still has the Tzar's Double Headed Eagle, a very faint Soviet mark and of course the Finnish proof. Best of all under the tang is the date of manufactrure 1897. This ol' rifle has seen around four wars; what stories it could tell.
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