The Mosin-Nagant (or “nugget”) is a 7.62 bolt-action rifle, internally magazine-fed, military rifle. It was developed by the Imperial Russian Army at the end of the 19th century and was widely-used for many years by both Russian forces and forces throughout the world. It was dropped by the Russian Army after World War 2 in favour of the SKS, another Russian rifle also available in DayZ. .
The Mosin Nagant in DayZ is considered very powerful, it’s long-range, power and wealth of attachments to choose from means the Mosin-Nagant is the weapon of choice for many DayZ players. With the recent removal of the Long Range Scope from the Mosin and the introduction of the SVD Dragunov Sniper Rifle, the Mosin is no longer the best weapon in the game for long range.
With the aid of a hacksawy, you can now ‘saw-off’ the end of your Mosin. This will make it much smaller, allowing you to conceal it within your backpack (4 slots). You will of course lose the long-range of the regular Mosin, but the smaller version is a little easier to control in close-quarters combat.
Where To Find:
The Mosin Nagant is primarily found in military locations. The main military buildings with weapon spawns include but are not limited to the military style bunkers, the large military hangars in the air-fields, the prison buildings, the military-style tents, the Air Traffic Control (ATC) buildings, the fire-stations and the police buildings. There are other military spawn points which you wouldn’t expect, like the top-floor of the office/school buildings.
The longer you play the game, the easier it will become to spot the military buildings which have a chance of spawning the Mosin Nagant. Take a look at the comments below for advice on where other players have found the weapon, and share your experiences to help other players in need.