Keystone Announces the New Mini Mosin Nagant 91/30 .22LR Youth Rifle

Keystone Sporting Arms

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


    1. avatar cmac890 says:

      Yeah, I thought this came out like a year ago or something.

      Dan, stop using Internet Explorer.

  1. avatar James A. "Jim" Farmer says:

    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.

    1. avatar Rick3 says:

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

      1. avatar Five says:

        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.

        1. avatar SoCalJack says:

          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.

      2. avatar Southern Cross says:

        If it could take CZ rimfire magazines it would be perfect.

  2. avatar billy-bob says:

    Just take a real one and whack a foot or so off the barrel. Jr. will love it.

    1. avatar jwm says:

      m44. Junior gets the added bonus of the foldy pointy thing on the side.

      1. avatar Craig in IA says:

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

        1. avatar The Crimson Pirate says:

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

  3. avatar Swarf says:

    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!

    1. avatar Dan W says:

      They’re already going for what seems like 10x what they did 15 years ago.

      1. avatar Craig in IA says:

        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.

  4. avatar Defens says:

    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?

  5. avatar Mark H says:

    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.

    1. avatar Jeff the Griz says:

      My daughter had and used one without issues…

      1. avatar Mark H says:

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

    2. avatar Someone says:

      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.

  6. avatar Gary Kimberlin says:

    Does it come covered in cosmoline for that real Mosin experience?

  7. avatar Cknarf says:

    It’s neat and all, but I can buy the real deal, AND and a .22 for the same price or less lol.

  8. avatar OggyMn says:

    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

    1. avatar Southern Cross says:

      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.

  9. avatar Phil Wilson says:

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

  10. avatar Dyspeptic Gunsmith says:

    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.

    1. avatar Jeff the Griz says:

      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.

  11. avatar OBOB says:

    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?

  12. avatar thomaspaine says:

    The would have made a lot more money if the gun they made was a copy of the Springfield M2

  13. avatar Phil LA says:

    Does it smell like cosmoline?

  14. avatar Van says:

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

  15. avatar jros says:

    Need to soak it in cosmoline and make your kid clean it off to get the full experience.

  16. avatar Anonymous says:

    Not excited about the words “single shot”

  17. avatar Barry Hirsh says:

    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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