"Of all the rifles that have served the nation of Finland, it is the contribution of the Mosin Nagant M91 that stands above all others. This service has had many facets from direct issue to the use of their receivers in the many Finnish models of the Mosin Nagant. It is hard to imagine that a rifle produced for Imperial Russia in 1891 would have done so much for the nation of Finland." This quote from Tuco at MosinNagant.net underscores the importance of the M-91 in Finnish military history.
I will divide M-91s into three groups for discussion in this branch.
All three types will be found in this tree. What is interesting about M-91s captured and possibly modified by Finland is nearly the entire Russian M-91 arsenal can be found with Finn SA stamps. As a result, a fairly impressive Russian collection can be assembled while remaining true to my goal of only including Finn rifles at this Web site. For example, all of the Russian arsenals could (and will ultimately) be included in this tree. In addition to the different Russian (and foreign) factories, different periods can also be represented, prior to and after the Bolshevik revolution in Russia. This 1895 Imperial Tula containing a SA capture mark is an example.
Of course, the Finns produced their own M-91s, which will also be included in this set. This 1927 Finnish M-91 stepped barrel is an example.
This branch is likely to evolve into the biggest section of this Web site. Check the leaf section in the left column to see what is currently available.