Nagant Revolver

Nagant Revolver

 

a revolver developed by the Belgian gunsmith Nagant. It was invented in the late 19th century and adopted by the armies of several countries, including Russia, Sweden, and Austria-Hungary. The 1895-model Nagant revolver had a caliber of 7.62 mm, a firing range of up to 100 m, and a seven-cartridge cylinder; it was used by the Red Army until the Great Patriotic War of 1941–45.

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In 1893, the Norwegian army adopted the Swedish M/1887 Nagant revolver, as the 7,5m/m Nagant Selvspenner revolver M/1893, and quantities were purchased from both the Nagant factory and Husqvarna Vapenfabriks.
22 Calico self-loading pistol and magazine, a sawn-off shotgun and a Nagant revolver were stashed in an unlocked filling cabinet.
62 mm Saiga short rifle with silencer and optical tracker, Nagant revolver, Winchester rifle, 2 Kalashnikov assault rifles with silencer, plenty of 7.
In spite of those drawbacks, the Swedish Nagant revolver is capable of good accuracy in single-action mode.
To provide new handguns, the Polish government purchased machinery for manufacturing the unique gasseal Nagant revolver from the Belgian company that had originally developed it for the Russians, Fabrique d'Armes Nagant Freres.
Another odd, collectible gun I have--as do many other people--is the Russian Nagant revolver.
I would guess the Nagant revolver was made a seven-shooter to compensate for all that rigmarole.
I have a Russian Nagant revolver and was wondering what ammo other than the original this firearm will take, since the original ammo is hard to find and very expensive.
But when one's interests turn to exotica, like the M-1895 Russian Nagant revolver in caliber 7.
Note: the Swedish Navy did not wait for the army to complete its trials and adopted the Nagant revolver three years earlier as the 1884 Ars Officersrevolver (M).
I've got a double-action Model 1985 Nagant revolver (1935 Tula Armory manufacture) in excellent condition, except that it will not cycle properly.