January 26, 2009
The source I originally utilized for the Mosin-Nagant's manufacturing history portrayed the eventual Russian default on the American contracts as though few, if any had been delivered and made no mention of what had become of the undelivered rifle other than to suggest that many of them had been rechambered to .30-06 for sale on the domestic market. Further research shows that indeed many rifles were delivered and, as indicated in the now corrected article, many were subsequently pruchased by the American government.
Credit goes to troy2000 from his post on Gun and Game in January of '09 for pointing out this error.
It was also made known to me at the same time that I had been improperly abbreviating this as a "Nagant" rifle when, in fact, a Nagant refered to a Russian revolver, adopted in the 1890s (which fired unique 7.62mm cartridge that had the bullet seated all the way in the case.) Not being a scholar of Russian and Eastern European arms, this fact was not known to me at the time this article was written.
Both these errors have now been corrected.
Accuracy is very important to me. While I endeavor to properly research every item I write about, being human, some mistakes still creep through, whether a result of facts recalled incorrectly or a result of information obtained from imprecise or simply incorrect sources. If you see other items that are iffy, please do let me know. If you are able to cite specific contradictory sources, so much the better!