Old feed systems of bolt action rifles like the Mosin Nagant Stock were non-detachable magazines that need to be reloaded individually or with the use of 5-round stripper clips. Stripper clips are those that hold cartridges from the base of its shell and pressed down from the top of the fixed magazine.
With the increased demand for the Mosin-Nagant, a detachable magazine has been developed to improve the feed system. A new stock designed for the rifle has a 5-round magazine that goes with the purchase of the stock. The new feed system makes it more convenient for hunters when reloading the rifle.
The improvement of the magazine did not end with the 5-round magazine. A new 10-round chambered banana type of magazine was also developed. It is an option when buying the aftermarket stock for the Mosin-Nagant.
Cartridges for the magazine
Take note that the standard cartridge for the Mosin-Nagant is 7.62×54mmR. The Finnish version of the rifle uses a 7.62×53mmR cartridge while the Polish variant uses a 7.92×57mm Mauser cartridge. Although the difference in size is just one to three millimeters, it is wise to check if the magazine can accommodate those different sizes.
A magazine that accommodates the size of the Polish variant may be able to load all sizes but the question will be on the loading to the chamber. Bear in mind that a Mosin-Nagant that has its fixed magazine removed might have some slight difference when load a cartridge to the chamber.
There are some other makes of rifles that can accommodate different sizes of cartridges and they are the modern ones that were designed to do so. This will not be the same for the Mosin-Nagant. To be safe and sure, it is best to have it checked out with a professional gunsmith.
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