RUSSIAN NAGANT REVOLVER 1913

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RUSSIAN NAGANT REVOLVER 1913

 

Belgian entrepreneur Léon Nagant created and manufactured the Russian Nagant M1895 revolver for the Russian Empire. It had seven shots and a gas seal. It had an unusual “gas-seal” system that caused the cylinder to advance when the gun was cocked in order to close the gap between the cylinder and the barrel, increasing the muzzle velocity of the bullet and enabling the weapon to be suppressed (unusual for a revolver). It was chambered for the 7.6238mmR proprietary cartridge.

RUSSIAN NAGANT REVOLVER 1913

Léon Nagant, a Belgian entrepreneur, created the Russian Nagant Revolver 1895, a seven-shot, gas-seal revolver for the Russian Empire.

Russian Nagant Revolver 1913

It had a special “gas-seal” system that moved the cylinder forward when the gun was cocked to close the gap between the cylinder and the barrel, increasing the muzzle velocity of the bullet and enabling the weapon to be suppressed (unusual for a revolver). It was chambered for the 7.6238mmR proprietary cartridge.

Before and during World War I, the Nagant M1895 was produced in single-action and double-action variations; these are informally referred to as the “Private’s model” and the “Officer’s model,” respectively. Except for certain examples built for target competition, it appears that production of the single-action type ceased after 1918. Original single-action revolvers are somewhat uncommon because the majority of them were later converted to double-action models.

 

Before and during World War I, the Nagant M1895 was produced in single-action and double-action variations; these are informally referred to as the “Private’s model” and the “Officer’s model,” respectively. Except for certain examples built for target competition, it appears that production of the single-action type ceased after 1918. Original single-action revolvers are somewhat uncommon because the majority of them were later converted to double-action models.

Throughout World Wars I and II, the Russian military made extensive use of the Nagant M1895. Other nations, such as Finland, Poland, Romania, and China, also imported it and employed it. The Nagant M1895 revolver is currently employed by several police and security forces in Russia and other nations. It was last used by the Soviet military in the 1950s.

 

Although the Nagant M1895 is a well-built and trustworthy revolver, it is nevertheless a little outmoded. Its single-action trigger is heavy and challenging to pull, and its gas-seal system is no longer thought to be required. However, the Nagant M1895 continues to be a well-liked collectible and is still able to fire precise, powerful rounds.

 

 

RUSSIAN NAGANT REVOLVER