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nick
03-07-2009, 8:50 PM
Well, I finally found my almost perfect M1895 Nagant revolvers. I went to Ammo Bros for something completely unrelated, and ended up getting two Nagants.

Most of the ones I've seen so far were warting producton (1941-1945, mostly 1942-1943), which weren't exactly the best years for these revolvers. In addition, those were usually beaters, which held historical value (since they were extensively used), but that historical value made them beaters to begin with. Well, the ones at Ammo Bros were in a great shape, with clean and shiny barrels, strong rifling, and they were made in decent years. The ones I've seen were made in 1918 (with only the year showing, so the "offending" marks were scrbbed off by the Soviets in 1950's), 1929, 1932, and I believe they had a wartime production one, as well, but I didn't look at that one. Also, there was one without a year of manufacture. Never seen that before, I guess the Soviets became overzealous and scrubbed off the whole thing including the year.

I got the one without the year and the 1918 one. The 1929 and 1932 ones were still available when I left (buying 3 handguns and tying up my options for 3 months was a bit too much for me, otherwise I'd have gotten the 1929 and maybe the 1932 ones, too, both were made in Tula). Oh well, if anyone's looking for an M1895 Nagant in an excellent condition, they're yours :(

Oldnoob
03-07-2009, 9:47 PM
How much are they go for? I really want one even just for paper weight. I saw few today at Glendale gun show today. They go for $150 each.

nick
03-07-2009, 10:30 PM
They were $129.

As for the paper weight, you'd be surprised at how well they shoot. The trajectory is pretty much flat to 15 yds. Just don't try hitting something when you shoot them double action, the DA trigger pull is something like 20#. The best ammo for them I've tried was the Hotshot/Prvi. They load to the original specs, except for it's non-corrosive (unlike the original ammo). The Fiocchi one sucks. They load a smaller powder charge for some unknown reason (the recoil is next to non-existent as it is), and the bullet drops fast.

BLC
03-07-2009, 11:00 PM
I just discovered that place today, cool shop!

nick
03-07-2009, 11:09 PM
Yep, one of my two favorite shops around here. Pity the Obama craze went through their inventory with a fine comb, they used to have many more guns in stock.

BLC
03-08-2009, 8:02 AM
Yeah, they told me they just went through an audit.

RossRinSD
03-08-2009, 8:54 AM
So, did you buy them, or are they at Ammo Bros?

nick
03-08-2009, 8:55 AM
I bought two, there're 2-3 of the good ones left there as of yesterday.