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US soldier with Mosin

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    Found this photo on the web.

    Not sure if it has been posted before but it might be of interest.

    http://www.kingsacademy.com/mhodges/...oners_1919.jpg
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    Hi there,sure this isn't a picture of a russian soldier with lend/lease food?

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    +1 on that

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    I agree, they all look russian

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    Some more "Russians"
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    Ahh, first war. Touche Richie

    Interesting pics then to be sure. That link you posted didn't work for me.

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    I know we had a surplus of Mosins in the U.S.(chambered in .30-06 I believe), but it is interesting to see some pictures of them in actual use.

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    The Mosin Nagant was produced in the US by a number of companies including Remington and Westinghouse as a result of Russian Government contracts during the First World War as the Russian arms manufacturing industry could not produce enough rifles.

    Some were ordered by the US Government and were issued to troops sent to Northern Russia during the Allied intervention against the Bolsheviks. I think the choice of this weapon was at least partly influenced by the chances of using captured Russian ammunition.

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    Quote by Richie B View Post
    Some more "Russians"
    The officer in the first picture must have been a very big guy. He towers over everyone else.

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    This is a great thread. I have learned a lot from it.
    I had no idea the US ever manufactured the Mosin rifle. US models must be rare.

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    Glad this thread is of some interest.

    Not sure how often the rifles appear nowadays.

    According to Luke Mercaldo in his book "Allied Rifle Contracts in America", approximately 2,000,000 Mosin Model 1891 were produced in the US. Some of these rifles ended up with the Finns, the Chinese, the Japanese and presumably the Germans.

    As an aside over 290000 Winchester Model 1895 muskets chambered for the same ammunition as the Mosin were produced for the Imperial Russian Government.

    A very interesting period of history when the US and Great Britain fought the Bolsheviks in various parts of Russia

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