By Chris Dumm
I’m not in charge here, but I don’t need express editorial permission to note that TTAG hearts Mosin-Nagants. Many of us already own one or five of them, and we’ve penned so many articles about the Czar’s last rifle that (contrary to my normal OCD linking habits) I’m not even going to bother trying to link to them.
Mosin-Nagant parts and accessories are so plentiful that they constitute their own category of gun goodies at most internet gun stores. But what if you’ve somehow misplaced the eighteen-inch steel toothpick that hangs from the muzzle? It comes in so handy as a tent stake, screwdriver, rotisserie spit and desktop letter opener that you know you gotta replace it, right?
Luckily for you, KeepShooting.com has you covered for just $39 plus shipping and handling. Here’s their ad copy, in its original boldface:
Original Mosin Nagant M91/30 Bayonet For Sale. This M91/30 Spike Bayonet is in excellent condition and will fit any M91/30 rifle. There were never any extra bayonets made for the Mosin Nagant, so this bayonet is rare. If your M91/30 did not come with a bayonet, this is the perfect Mosin Nagant accessory to buy.
I’m not sure why they had to go with the bold typeface, because calling more than 30 million bayonets ‘rare’ is pretty bold of them already.
Luckily, not all retailers think you’re a complete idiot. You can order a Mosin-Nagant bayonet from J&G Sales for $79 plus shipping and handling. I’ve done business with J&G personally, and their customer service is pretty good. So good, in fact, that they throw in a really cool bayonet accessory: a free Mosin-Nagant 91/30 rifle to hang it on.
[I know someone will comment on it, so I’ll point out that the young lady pictured above is holding an M44 Mosin-Nagant with a permanently-attached bayonet which will never get lost. It’s just a cool picture by Oleg Volk. TTAG hearts Oleg, too.]