This last weekend, Sweet Pea and I stopped by a yard sale that was just around the corner from our house........ In a box full of miscellaneous junk, I discovered a mini-treasure stash of some old Russian Mosin-Nagant rifle accessories! I ended up leaving with the whole handful for only a couple of dollars! I don't have a Mosin-Nagant rifle right now, but who knows............. now that I have the "stuff" to go with it, I may have to pick one up. They are currently selling for about $100 to $150 here in the US right now. Pretty darn cheap for a vintage WW2 era rifle!
***UPDATE, Aug. 5, 2012***
I have since purchased a 1943 Mosin Nagant M91/30 rifle and another complete set of accessories and a bayonet. You can use the links below to view the blog entries about these new items. I have quite a number of blog pages covering the Mosin Nagant and the accessories and bayonet during the month of August, 2012, so be sure to check them all out! You can also type "Mosin Nagant" into the Blogger search bar to get a full list of entries..... here are a few links to some of my other Mosin Nagant blog entries to get you started:
Here's a shot of the whole grouping of accessories:
The tools are pretty basic rough steel. There is a bolt wrench-screwdriver combo tool, a cleaning jag and firing pin tool.
The ammo pouch is a post-WW2, Soviet model made from an imitation canvas and "rubber" leather-like material with leather reinforcements and straps. I can not make out any markings on the pouch.
The sling is made of a very heavy oiled canvas with leather straps to secure it to the rifle. There are several stamped markings on the inside of the canvas, but I do not know what they mean. I am sure that they indicate date and manufacture information though.
The oil can is a very early Soviet model, probably WW2 or earlier. It was packed in cosmoline grease and required a bit of cleaning prior to photographing. I believe that one side of the dual-can held cleaning fluid and the other side held oil. The can appears to be steel that has been coated with zinc.
Here is a link to web page that shows the wide range of styles and manufacturers of the various Mosin-Nagant accessories: http://7.62x54r.net/MosinID/MosinAcc.htm
Here are a couple of shots showing some details of the original Mosin-Nagant rifles. If you look at the photo of the actual rifle, you can see how the small leather straps are used to attach the sling:
To finish up this posting, let's take a look at some soldiers form various countries using the old Mosin-Nagant rifles: