View Full Version : Replica WW2 sidearms. Denix?

01-09-2011, 10:28 PM
I cant afford and will never inherit C&R pistols, specifically my favorite's WW2 era - German, Russian, and the 1911.

Wondering if anyone has experience with these non firing replicas. Doesn't need to shoot blanks or caps or bbs or airsoft pellets. Im just interested in one's that have authentic look and feel, material doesn't matter. A zinc alloy or mild steel that looks and feels the part would do. realistic feedback on the cocking mechanism, hammer, trigger pull, safeties and mag release are important. Basically something I can admire, and play around with whilst reading or something.

Any input about specific makes, models, and commentary on quality would be greatly appreciated. Of course I googled this with results just being vendors and mfg. description and tiny photos.


01-09-2011, 10:34 PM

01-10-2011, 8:26 AM
was hoping a price range at least less than that of real firearms. ~$100. Thanks though, some great pieces there.

Milsurp Collector
01-10-2011, 8:55 AM
I cant afford and will never inherit C&R pistols, specifically my favorite's WW2 era - German, Russian, and the 1911.

1895 Nagant revolvers are historically interesting handguns available for under $100 http://www.jgsales.com/product_info.php/p/russian-1895-nagant-revolver,-in-7-62-nagant-caliber-/products_id/1059

The M1895 revolver was used extensively by the Russian Imperial Army and later by the Soviet Union after the Russian Revolution. In Russian service, it was known for its extreme sturdiness and ability to withstand abuse. As one former Imperial Russian officer stated, "if anything went wrong with the M1895, you could fix it with a hammer".

It was widely employed by the Bolshevik secret police, the Cheka, as well as its Soviet successor agencies, the OGPU and NKVD. In the police role, it was frequently seen with a cut-down barrel to aid in concealment by plainclothes agents. Despite the advent of the more modern Soviet TT pistol, the M1895 remained in production and use throughout World War II.

The Nagant's sealed firing system meant that the Nagant revolver, unlike most other revolvers, could make effective use of a sound suppressor, and suppressors were sometimes fitted to it.[2] During World War II, a small number of Nagant revolvers used by Russian reconnaissance and scout troops were outfitted with a variety of sound suppressor known as the "Bramit device". Silenced M1895 Nagant revolvers, modified in clandestine workshops, also turned up in the hands of Viet Cong guerrillas during the Vietnam War as assassination weapons. There is an example of a silenced Nagant M1895 in the CIA Museum in Langley, Virginia, USA.


01-10-2011, 7:53 PM
oh wow. Thank you for that link. Ill have to wait a bit due to the 30 day thing, but these beauties exceed all my expectations.

Milsurp Collector
01-11-2011, 12:52 PM
Forum for the M1895 Nagant http://forums.gunboards.com/forumdisplay.php?18-M1895-NAGANT-Pistol-Collector-Forum

Silenced M1895 Nagant


01-11-2011, 2:32 PM