Hungarian Mosin Nagant Rifles



Mosin Nagant Model 1948 Infantry Rifle
Gyalogsági Puska, 48.M (48.Minta)

Made by Fémáru Fegyver és Gépgyár (FÉG), Budapest, 1949-55?
Factory Code: GL1
Caliber: 7.62x54mm rimmed
Integral charger-loaded box magazine, 5 rounds
Turning-bolt action, locked by rotating lugs on the bolt head into the receiver
1232mm [48.5"] overall, 5.1kg [11.3 lbs]
729mm [28.7"] barrel, ?-groove rifling, RH, concentric
Leaf sight graduated to 2000 meters
Muzzle velocity 835 m/sec M1908 ball ammunition

A small number of quality copies of the Russian M1891/30 were manufactured and referred to in Hungary as Puska 48.M (48 Minta). All markings are similar to the markings shown for the 48.M Carbine.

More details can be found about this rifle on 7.62x54.net

Mosin Nagant Assembly Drawing

Removable socket type Spike Bayonet

Date - Serial number list:
1950: BG7068
1951: CB1676
1952: DC9287, DD7036, DF5400 - DF6868, DG1968


Mosin Nagant Model 1948 Infantry Sniper Rifle
Távcsöves Mesterlövö Gyalogsági Puska, 48.Minta


Photo courtesy of Dennis Kroh (Empire Arms)

Est. 4000 manufactured by Fémáru Fegyver és Gépgyár (FÉG), Budapest, 1952-55?
Factory Code: GL1M
Caliber: 7.62x54mm rimmed
Integral charger-loaded box magazine, 5 rounds
Turning-bolt action, locked by rotating lugs on the bolt head into the receiver
1232mm [48.5"] overall, 5.1kg [11.3 lbs]
729mm [28.7"] barrel, ?-groove rifling, RH, concentric
Leaf sight graduated to 2000 meters
Muzzle velocity 835 m/sec M1908 ball ammunition
Removable socket type Spike Bayonet

A small number of high quality copies of the Soviet M1891/30 were made into sniper rifles. These rifles are often incorrectly referred to as 'Hungarian M91/30', while the correct designation is '48.M'.
A few of these weapons found their way into the hands of the VietCong during the Vietnam War.

These sniper rifles appear to have their own BC-prefix serial number range
Date - Known serial number range:
1952: BC0707 1953: BC2255 - BC3466


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