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More on the Mini Mosin

So I just love this rifle:

Keystone in Pennsylvania is best known for their Crickett (“My first rifle”) series of single-shot 3-pound bolt-action .22LR trainers and they are taking that proven action, giving it a 20-inch barrel, and putting it in a thin walnut stock with a short length of pull to produce these Mini Mosins.

Still a single shot with no bayonet lug, company reps say they hope the mini milsurp will make kids more interested in old surplus rifles. They plan a whole series of these guns to include shrunken Mausers, Arisakas, MAS36s, and Springfield M1903A3s.

More in my column at Guns.com

Want a single-shot .22 Mini Mosin? You could be in luck

Keystone Arms in Pennsylvania has long made a line of single-shot scaled down Crickett and Chipmunk series .22LRs of the “my first rifle” type.

Taking a page from that book, they now intend to make a series of pint-sized classic reproductions of famous military rifles, starting with the Mosin 91/30.

KSA keystone 91 30 22lr mosin rifle snow

Instead of the shoulder-bruising 7.62x54R chambering and 29-inch barrel, Keystone’s Mini will be a single-shot .22LR rimfire with a more youth-accommodating 20-inch barrel.

It’s not too far off of an idea. In Poland, Radom made the Wz-48 training rifle at the Lucznik plant between 1948 and 1960. Designed to emulate the M38/44 Mosin-Nagant, it was a single-shot .22 used to train Polish youth for military service. A bunch of Wz-48s flooded into the country a few years ago after Warsaw surplused them, but they soon got snapped up in the $200-$275 range and their prices have gone up since then.

More on the Mini Mosin in my column at Guns.com

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