Military Rifles

Mosin-Nagant Detachable Magazine and Stock

There is a new Mosin-Nagant replacement stock being made by Archangel.  For a variety of reasons, making a detachable magazine for the Mosin-Nagant rifles has been difficult.  The basic rifle design is more than 120 years old, so adapting it to modern conventions is bound to have a few difficulties.

A quick check of YouTube found this video from mixflip on the new Mosin-Nagant stocks from the ProMag/Archangel booth at the SHOT Show:

The new magazines have a unique way of working, using a retaining clip on the exterior of the mag to keep the rounds in place.  The stock comes with a five-round magazine, but ten-round mags will also be available for sale.

The stock is also set-up to work with the Timney trigger developed for the M-N.  The stocks are supposed to work with virtually all style Mosin-Nagant rifles.  They have a free floated barrel channel in the stock, but also have a tension screw to apply pressure to the barrel depending on the needs of your specific rifle for accuracy.

With an MSRP of $199, the new stocks are likely to be more expensive than what most of us paid for our M-N rifles.  But, as the sources of the rifles dry up, those prices are going up.  Besides, how cool is this new stock and having detachable mags for it?  The ten-round magazines will carry a $24.95 suggested retail price.

Note:  If you are a Mosin-Nagant owner, I highly suggest the book called “The Mosin-Nagant.”  I reviewed this book a few years ago and highly recommend it.  It has a lot of detail on the rifles, including deciphering all of those cartouches and markings.

By Richard Johnson

Richard Johnson is a gun writer, amateur historian and - most importantly - a dad. He's done a lot of silly things in his life, but quitting police work to follow his passion of writing about guns was one of the smartest things he ever did. He founded this site and continues to manage its operation.

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