Weaponry and communications

Mosin-Nagant M1891/1930

The standard North Korean and Chinese rifle of the Korean War was the Russian-designed Mosin-Nagant M1891/1930. It was a manually operated bolt-action rifle and fired 7.62 mm ammunition, fed from a 5-round fixed magazine. The Mosin-Nagant had a maximum range of around three kilometres but was only capable of effective aimed fire out to ranges of 400-500 metres.

AWM P01813.474
Corporal "Stewie" Ham, sniper section, 3 RAR, inspects a captured communist Chinese CHICOM T7.62 mm Mosin-Nagant M1891/1930 sniper rifle fitted with telescopic sights. P01813.474