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Question about the mosin's bolt

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You know ever since I started reading about mosin's (that would be about 3 months ago give or take a week) I've wondered something and it was never really explained in anything I've found online. Why is the mosin the only rifle that uses its bolt design?
There are tons of rifles out there that use Mauser and Lee-Enfield actions but none that use the mosin's. Obviously it was a decent action since the Russians and other communist (yes I know the that other countries were using it before communism) powers used it for so long and a lot of hunters still use it today.
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It actually has three lugs. Two on the bolt head, and the bolt body is the third, resting against the right upper rear of the receiver when the bolt is closed. Much like one of the Lee Enfield lugs does when it's bolt is closed.
Not the "cocking piece", but the bolt body.
You are right.:rolleyes: I identified the incorrect bolt piece. :eek:
Wasn't a patent issued in the U.S. in, or about, 1868 for the first Mauser action design? Single shot 11mm rifle. I think I remember reading that somewhere.

I also seen to remember reading somewhere that the Russians didn't want to have to go through Mauser licensing "fees" (Like the Japanese), and purposely called for a new design.
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