Praxis: Mosin Nagant M38, M44 & T53 See Thru Scout Scope Mount
Hannah fires her M44 Moisin Nagant carbine.
Interesting, if like me you have a family member who owns an M44 Moisin Nagant carbine in 7.62x54R. Brass Stacker has a see-thru scout scope mount for Mosin Nagant M38s, M44s & T53s. It is available on Amazon for $63.00.
As advertised, it allows for mounting of a scout scope or other long eye-relief optics on the Nagant while allowing for see-through for use of the fixed iron sights and works with an unmodified straight bolt handle with no stripper clip interference. There is no permanent modification to the firearm and no drilling and tapping of the receiver required.
The Brass Catcher website for the unit contains this more detailed description of the specifications:
This Mount utilizes the barrel pin hole and the pivot pin hole in the rear sight block. The Mount will accommodate a front to back (horizontal, parallel to bore axis) pin center distance of 1.56" (39.6mm) to 1.79" (45.4mm) and allows for an up and down (vertical, perpendicular to bore axis) pin center distance of .18" (4.6mm) to .41" (10.3mm). The Mount is designed to fit over rear sight blocks that measure between .750" (19.05mm) and .787" (20.00mm) wide. The total weight including hardware is 5.4 oz. We have made every reasonable effort to ensure that this product will fit the majority of M38, M44 & T53's. However, due to the large number of these firearms produced over many years around the world, it is impossible for us to allow for all manufacturing variation. Proper tightening of all hardware should result in no movement of the mount during normal firing recoil. If for any reason our Mount does not work with your specific M38, M44 or T53 it can be returned (undamaged) for a full refund.
They also have one for the Moisin 91-30.
If anyone has experience with this mount, please leave your assessment in the comments. Thanks.
Good on Hanna for standing up to the M-44. They kick like a Missouri mule, are not all that accurate, and the owner would be better served using it as a club. The consensus around here is: this gun is perfect for being buried in the ground, with no protection from the elements.
I was told one time by a man that hunts deer with an M-44 that when you remove the bayonet from an M-44 it miraculously becomes much more accurate. Don't grind down the lug that holds the bayonet, just remove the bayonet. If I was gonna shoot one much I would put a soft recoil pad on it. If you can find one, the Mosin-Nagant Model 38 is the same rifle without the flip-out bayonet.
- Old Greybeard
That's the M38 she's shooting: M44 has the fixed bayonet. Still, impressive -- my daughter won't even *look* at my M-Ns...
I have that mount on one of my 91/30s. Due to how high the scope is getting a proper cheek weld when using the scope is impossible for me and I have to rest my chin against the buttstock. This felt a little awkward at first but with practice I got used to it and it has not been an issue. The use of the iron sights with the mount and scope is the same as without the mount and I have had no other issues.
I gave a look at the see-through mount a year or so ago, but went with the AIM mount that costs about eight bucks on Amazon. Slapped on a $35 NcStar scope, and I've been happy. I've since found a better scope on eBay, but haven't swapped it in yet.
For those who want to introduce recoil-shy shooters to the Mosin - keep an eye out for Czech surplus training ammo. Good out to 200 yards, little to no recoil. It shows up up from time to time at some of the online sellers that vend milsurp ammo. Yes, the trainer ammo is corrosive.
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