The M-1891 Dragoon Rifle 

 

M-1891 Dragoon Rifle Technical Data

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Designation:

Vintovka Obrazets Dragunskaya 1891-ogo goda

Manufacturer:

Tula, Chatellerault, Sestroryetsk and Izhevsk Arsenals

Year Adopted:

1891

Operational Status:

 

Russia - No longer in service. Was in production until 1930.  They were used alongside the M-91/30 and it was replaced when it was. 

Finland:
No longer in service, but were captured from the Red Army and used in large numbers.

Ammunition

7.62x54R Cartridge


5 round box magazine

Method of Operation

Manually cycled, bolt action rifle.

Selector

Fire and Safe

Weight:

3.95 kg (empty)
8.75 pounds (empty)

Maximum Range:

Uncertain at this time

Overall Length:
Barrel Length:

48.75 inches
28.75 inches (730mm)

Sights:
Maximum Sight Range:

Unprotected blade front sight, Leaf rear sight
2,000 meters (2,200 yards) (3,200 arshins)

Rate of Fire:

8 - 10 rounds per minute

Rifling Grooves:

4, right hand twist

Muzzle velocity:

790 meters/second (2660 ft / second)

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