The Mosin-Nagant Rifle (Weapon #50) (Paperback)

The Mosin-Nagant Rifle (Weapon #50) By Bill Harriman, Johnny Shumate (Illustrator), Alan Gilliland (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Bill Harriman, Johnny Shumate (Illustrator), Alan Gilliland (Illustrator)


The Mosin-Nagant is the world's longest-surviving and most widely distributed military rifle, having armed the forces of Russia and many other countries for over a century. It has seen action from World War I to the present day, but is most famous for its role during World War II, where it proved to be an excellent sniping weapon in the hands of marksmen such as Vasili Zaitsev and Simo Häyhä. This study covers the rifles entire combat history, from its early development through to its service in combat, and the impact it has had on modern firearms.

Dramatic battle reports and specially-commissioned artwork complement the meticulously researched examination of the Mosin-Nagant provided by author Bill Harriman as he delves into the history of one of the most iconic rifles of World War II.

About the Author

Johnny Shumate works as a freelance illustrator living in Nashville, Tennessee. He began his career in 1987 after graduating from Austin Peay State University. Most of his work is rendered in Adobe Photoshop using a Cintiq monitor. His greatest influences are Angus McBride, Don Troiani, and Édouard Detaille.

Alan Gilliland, a contributor to more than 70 Osprey titles, notably in the Weapon series, writes, illustrates and publishes fiction (, as well as illustrating for a variety of publishers (

Product Details
ISBN: 9781472814159
ISBN-10: 1472814150
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
Publication Date: October 18th, 2016
Pages: 80
Language: English
Series: Weapon