The Mosin-Nagant is a bolt-action, civilian-grade rifle.
The Mosin-Nagant has an extremely long effective range (the longest, along with the M14's). The sights of the Mosin-Nagant are also extremely accurate. Both of these factors make for extremely accurate long range shooting, being able to hit targets at around 325 studs with near pinpoint accuracy. The damage of the cartridge is high enough to cause considerable wounds, and to kill a zombie with 2 hits, (or 1 headshot like every gun), while also often being able to penetrate through the kevlar helmets of the military zombies. The weapon is also fairly accurate when hipfiring, making for accurate shooting when not aiming down the sights. The main drawbacks of this weapon are its 5 round magazine capacity, and extremely low damage per second caused by having to operate the bolt after each round fired.