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The 3-line Rifle M1891 (often called Mosin-Nagant) is a bolt-action rifle of Russian design, originally developed for the Imperial Russian Army. Of three rifles submitted to evaluation in 1889, two designs by Léon Nagant of Belgium and Captain Sergei Ivanovich Mosin were chosen, with the superior components of each combined into a single design by 1891. The resulting weapon fired "3-line" caliber (7.62x54r mm) ammunition.

The M1891/30 is a variant designed in 1930 and was the standard issue bolt-action rifle of the Red Army from 1930 to 1945. After World War II and the introduction of more sophisticated bolt-action rifles, the M91/30 was sold throughout other communist countries such as China, North Korea, Vietnam and other states of the USSR. Many were used as sniper rifles later on.

The M38 is a carbine variant developed in 1938 for rear support troops.

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