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Press release . . .

Milton, Pennsylvania – Keystone Sporting Arms LLC is excited to announce the launch of our Mini Mosin Nagant 9130 Special Edition, a youth sized .22 caliber single shot firearm with authentic features and details found on the real Mosin. This new model will be a hit with any new youth learning to shoot or to a collector looking for a unique addition to their mil-surp line up. The official launch date for first Mini Mosin Special Edition Packages to start shipping is October 25, 2019.

Mini Mosin Nagant
Jeremy S. for TTAG

Keystone Sporting Arms LLC believes this first in a series of five Mini Mil-Surp models to be released will be a great addition to our current lineup of youth rifles. We expect the impact of this new model will help grow interest in historical firearms.

The functionality as with all Crickett brand rifles has the generation 2 features like ez load feed ramp and safety pack with eye/ear protection and trigger lock. Features like an authentic canvas and leather sling, barrel bands, 20” blued barrel, trigger guard, certificate of authenticity in a single serialized crate makes this rifle a must have. The special edition models that include the single crate are limited to the first 500 in production.

Ask for your Mini Mosin Special Edition model available at your local firearms dealer.

“We are excited to bring this mini mil-surp project to the market. Ideally designed to gain interest and help teach history to our youth in turn protecting our constitutional rights”.

– Steve McNeal VP Sales and Owner

Keystone Sporting Arms, LLC revolutionized the firearms industry with the introduction of the “Crickett” brand youth single shot .22 rifle in 1996. Since then, Keystone has been the leader in the U.S. youth firearms category. The Crickett .22 is an amazing way to ensure that the youth of our country would have the opportunity to discover the responsibility and fun of the shooting sport. Our goal has always been to encourage the respect of firearms, teach the importance of safety, and provide parents and grandparents the amazing opportunity to create family traditions and bond with their kids thru learning to shoot. Here in central PA., our skilled and talented team of employees, continue to innovate our offering of products to meet the needs of the changing demographics. Check out our 722 Adult models, Crickett Precision Rifle, Generation 2 Crickett and most recent additions Mini Mosin Nagant 9130 and our “My First Shotgun”, all in production and available. Request these products at a dealer near you and look for more information on our complete product line at

Rifle only MSRP = $399
Special edition with crate and sling = $499

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  1. I like it. I think this is neat. Too, youth can learn a valuable history lesson here on the Mosin-Nagant rifle which was officially adopted by the Imperial Czarist Russian Regime clear back in 1891. Same year too for the 7.62mmx54R caliber (1891), though this rifle
    is chambered for .22 rimfire.

    • Too bad they didn’t make this with a 5 or 10 round magazine…they could then be used in the Project Appleseed events.

      • My thoughts too. My six year old is learning on a Savage Rascal (great bolt action single shot, except for the rear sights). For his next rifle, I’d like to get a magazine fed bolt.

        • That’s great, my kids are a few years older. My plan is 1st learn the 4 safety rules with Nerf guns, graduate to BB/pellet rifle, then to 22LR.

      • And the recoil… His public school teachers would probably appreciate that he’d be using a commie-made gun, however.

        • That could be good. Maybe they won’t suspend or expel him when he posts photos of it on instagram, facebook, and twitter.

  2. This is going to be great in about 15 years when the nostalgia kicks in and the kids who grew up on these wand the grown up version.

    My garbage rods are gonna be worth a fortune. A fortune, I tell you!

      • Yep- I bought a NIB M44 about 15 years ago for $49.99. Never got it out of the box, still there in the wrappings. The bluing was outstanding as I recall.

  3. I’d love to see Cricket come out with a scaled down .22 SKS. Semi-auto though, so not likely. Wonder what the next in their series will be? 98 Mauser? ’03-A3?

  4. It’s a Cricket Action: You have to pull back the cocking knob by hand to cock it, the bolt does not actually ready the action. I personally think these are far too dangerous for youngsters, they are hard for small people to cock, and I want a new shooter concentraing on muzzle discipline, not fighing to make the firearm actually work.

      • Aftwer watching my Daughter struggle with the cocking knob and the muzzle go everywhere I bought a Savage Cub instead.

    • The Cricket is meant to be used by small kids under constant supervision. You are supposed to do the loading and cocking of each shot, not the little shooter.
      That said, I bought the CZ 455.

  5. My first shooting experience/instruction was with a Lee Enfield No 8 rifle (22Lr single shot) before moving onto a full size 303.
    Now I own a 1945 Enfield No4 (my most prized firearm that gets used regularly). If Keystone introduces a mini SMLE as part of this series I would be very interested

    • My son says he wants to use my No8 when he is old enough, despite the facts it is longer and heavier than my Ruger Scout. He says it looks like a real rifle, and not like a toy which many .22s do look like.

  6. Very cool. A basic Cricket gives the same functionality at a much lower price point. But very cool.

  7. I would like to see an American manufacture come out with a basic .22 LR bolt action rifle with options for globe/peep sights as well as a scope, and with an adjustable trigger, a 26″ barrel (in a heavy-ish profile) and a optional accessory rail in the forearm and adjustable length of pull. I think it should be available with either a five round magazine or in a single-shot configuration.

    In other words, I’d like to see something like the Winchester 75 or Remington 513 re-enter the market.

    • Savage Mark ii FVT with an aftermarket stock is the closest you’re going to get.

      My Henry is the small game Rifle with 20″ barrel and Peep sights, only way it could be better is if it was chambered in .17hm2. I also put the tech sights on my Ruger.

  8. They say that this ‘is the first model of 5? in the line of ‘mini’s….

    anyone know what are the rest that will be made?

  9. Huh, let’s see; spend $400 bucks on a single shot .22 or built another AR. Yeah I’ll pas on this one Keystone…

  10. Four yards for a single-shot .22LR rifle? What am I missing?

    A Ruger 10/22 carbine is far less than that, even at MSRP.

    ‘Doesn’t make sense.

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