The Mosin-Nagant rifle is a five-shot bolt action Russian military rifle that was developed from 1882 to 1891. It is one of the highest mass-produced military bolt-action rifles in history.
There have been a number of different variations from the original rifle with the most common being the M1891/30 which you will most commonly see referred to as the 91/30. Another common variation is the M1891/59 Carbine, commonly known as the 91/59 which is a shortened version of the 91/30.
The Russian variants of the Mosin-Nagant rifle are as follows: M91, Dragoon, Cossack, M07, M91/30, M38, M44, M91/59, Obrez, OTs-48/OTs-48K.
The limited sight adjustment leaves some hunters with the desire to add a scope, leading two companies to make adjustable sights for the Russian version of this rifle, Mojo and Smith-Sights. Several companies also make scope mounts for pistol scopes that can be mounted to the rear sight of the Model 91/30 without drilling or tapping.
They are well suited for use hunting any game in North America as long as the right ammunition is used.
In order to get the best results from your Mosin Nagant you will need to be able to properly mount a good quality scope. This is where a good reliable scope mount comes in and we have put together a selection of some of the most commonly recommended scope mounts for the Mosin Nagant. You can read through the comparison list that has been compiled below or, if you need further information, scroll down further to find a more detailed description of each mount.
Comparison List of Mosin Nagant Scope Mounts
Make / Model
Description of Mosin Nagant Scope Mounts
Now that we have been able to browse through the scope mounts that are considered to be most suited for the various Mosin Nagant models we will take a look at a more detailed overview of each. Each of these brief scope mount reviews aims to provide you with extra information about the mount that is not otherwise immediately apparent in the summary list such as special unique features. It should also help you in working out which would prove to offer you the greatest value in terms of its usefulness.
EGW HD Mosin Nagant 91/30 Picatinny Scope Mount
- Fits: M9130, M9159 Scout
- Mount top - Solid 7075 T6 Aircraft Grade Aluminum
- Mount bottom - 4140 Steel
- Torque Specs - 20 in/lbs
- Length - 5.094”
- Finish - Hardcoat matte black
- Compatible with Picatinny or Weaver scope rings
This mount is designed to allow the rear leaf sight to be removed and the base installed without the need to unsolder anything. It uses the rear sight housing so no major modifications need to be made to the rifle.
The mount is made from solid 7075 T6 aircraft grade aluminum and they are Type III hardcoat anodized to make them more durable. The steel base is blued.
The Picatinny cross slots run the length of the rail which gives you a lot of flexibility when it comes to mounting accessories. The cross slots are gauged to Mil-STD 1913 specs. You will find them compatible with Picatinny or Weaver scope rings.
Installation: EGW recommends 20 inch lbs of torque and a drip of blue loctite.
The mount has an MSRP of $89.99. You can get more information about this scope mount and other products available at the EGW website.
Brass Stacker MN9130SSM
- Fits: M9130, M9159 Scout
- Fits front to back pin center distance of 1.39” to 1.82”
- Vertical Movement range: .039”
- Fits over rear sight blocks measuring between .750” and .787”
- Weight: 3.1 oz
This scope mount has been created to allow mounting of Scout Scope or other long eye relief optics. It is suited to the M91/30 and M91/59 without the need to drill and tap the receiver or to make any permanent modifications to the firearm.
According to the company it is designed to fit over rear sight block in order to allow for continued use of the original fixed/iron sights up to 100 meters.
The mount is made from rigid steel and has been given a Black Oxide finish.
The mount is supplied along with all of the hardware, hex wrench, drill, punch and installation instructions.
A complete explanation of the product’s specifications as well as fitment notes complete with explanatory notes can be found on the Brass Stacker website.
Aim Sports M44/Mosin Nagant 91/30 Scope Mount
- Black Anodized 6061 Aluminum
- Lightweight, low profile Mil-Spec rail
- Length of mount: 6.5"
- 5.9" of mounting surface
- Weight: 2.6 oz
This mount is a Picatinny rail that is made to fit on the rear sight of the M44/Mosin Nagant 91/30. It is made from black anodized aircraft grade aluminum and it will accept all standard Weaver or Picatinny 1913 accessories.
The mount is relatively easy to install with no drilling, tapping or gunsmithing necessary. This particular mount will allow mounting of long eye relief scopes to the rifle.
One of the very nice things that many customers appreciate is the price which puts it well and truly into the great value for money category.
DELTAC Mosin Nagant Scout Scope Mount M9130
- Dimensions: 7.0” x 1.8” x 1.5”
- Weight: 4.8 ounces
- Extended top rail with 6 slots
- Fits Mosin Nagant M9130, M38, M44 and T53
- Milled from a solid piece of 6061 Aluminum
- No drilling required
This is a scope mount that is designed to fit the Mosin Nagant M9130, M38, M44 and T53 models. It is created to provide strength and rigidity and is made from a solid piece of 6061 Aluminum.
The mount has an extended top rail with extended slots so that it can will enable adjustments to be made for use with long eye relief scopes. It is relatively easy to install with no drilling or other permanent modifications to the rifle required.
For more information about this scope mount you can also visit the Deltac website.
There are many manufacturers who have produced good quality scope mounts that are designed to perform on the Mosin Nagant rifle. It is difficult to nominate one that might be considered the best. Rather, it is fair to say that each of the mounts that have been examined on this page have qualities that will provide you with a solid performance after many rounds.
As long as you have chosen a scope mount that is specifically designed for the model that you own and you can pick it up for an affordable price, you should find yourself satisfied with your selection.
The next important task will be finding a scope that will provide you with the optical requirements necessary for whatever type of hunting conditions you will be using them in.