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Okami
02-02-2012, 9:37 PM
Just got my C&R and thinking a road trip to J&G might be in order soon to pick up a pair. :p
Any desirable qualities i should look for?
How do you all like yours? :)

SoCal Bob
02-02-2012, 9:57 PM
The early ones have wood grips, the later have plastic (bakelite?) grips. They are goofy cool, you will know what I mean when you start to manipulate one. Their double action trigger pull is very stiff and the front sight is so thin you almost can't see it when you are trying to aim. Oh, and the ammo is kinda pricey, but available.

For $99, you can't go wrong and you will spend hours playing with it to see how it works. And the feeling you get by paying your money and walking out with it is almost indescribable. Remember to do the CA DOJ C&R reg when you get it back to CA. If you can afford it, take a look at the reinforced Walther P1's while you are there, that is a fun gun to shoot and uses 9mm ammo.

Have you thought about getting one Nagant and a Mosin 91/30 instead of two Nagants?

Enjoy your trip.

C&Rtrader
02-02-2012, 9:59 PM
got a pair.. ordered them from J&G... one of them ended up being MO marked... very cool.

interesting little guns. ammo is pricey though.

Okami
02-02-2012, 10:04 PM
Awesome, other than the grips are they pretty much the same quality wise?
Not too concerned about the ammo cost as i probably won't be shooting them that often. My girl has been wanting to shoot a P1 so i'll definitely be looking at those too. :D

Chaos47
02-03-2012, 1:16 AM
I'd like to get one some day. Supposedly you can shoot 32 S&W,.32 Smith & Wesson Long, and .32 H&R Magnum cartridges out of it

finloq
02-03-2012, 4:06 AM
http://www.russianrevolvers.com/naganta.html

They are quirky but neat. They can be fairly accurate, these shots were taken at 25 yards.
http://img809.imageshack.us/img809/2697/m1895.jpg

CSACANNONEER
02-03-2012, 4:22 AM
I have an 1887 in 7.5 Nagant and an 1895 in 7.62x38R.

VegasND
02-03-2012, 5:16 AM
I have a couple. Tula 1932 and Izhevsk 1944; both have that huge import banner because I bought them at J&G.

They're cool for the oddness factor but boring to actually shoot. I think I've got 5 boxes of ammo left and that's probably a lifetime supply. You'll take it out to show people and let them shoot it once or twice then it's done.

I was going to modify one with a .32acp cylinder and a suppressor for the until I shot them a bit.

They pretty much sit in the safe.

Paulie Lugnuts
02-03-2012, 6:59 AM
We picked up one at J+G a couple of weeks ago. Got a real nice Tula, 1936 I think. Much easier to cock the trigger and shoot it single action. You can tell when you're shooting it, its an old design, but still cool. We found a deserted road off I40 on the way home and shot up some cans with it :D
You might consider getting a Tokarev while you're there. We got a Romanian one and its sweet.

OHOD
02-03-2012, 7:32 AM
I want one. :(

joefrank64k
02-03-2012, 7:51 AM
I've got one...as others have said: cool, quirky, HEROIC double-action trigger pull (:D), ammo a little pricey, neat watching the cylinder move forward to close the cylinder gap.

For $99 it's hard to go wrong...

While you're there, check out the P-1's (I got a hex-pin from them that is in awesome condition and it shoots great) and the P-64's (my P-64 looks unissued, just some handling/storage marks here and there).

DennisCA
02-03-2012, 8:27 AM
I want one. :(

Ditto!:oji:

john.t.singh
02-03-2012, 8:36 AM
I was honestly debating getting one but the ammo is seriously expensive and hard to find. Where do people find their ammo?

IntoForever
02-03-2012, 8:41 AM
I want one just to have but don't want to pay another $75 to have an FFL receive it.

I have an 1887 in 7.5 Nagant and an 1895 in 7.62x38R.

Wanna sell one?:D

h0use
02-03-2012, 8:56 AM
i want one too! dont they make a convershion to shoot 32acp?

C&Rtrader
02-03-2012, 9:40 AM
Century had the conversion cylinders (.32acp) a while back... generally they DO require a gunsmith to fit them properly. they are not always drop in.

ammo isnt that hard to find. i even saw it on the shelves at cabelas a few times.

Paulie Lugnuts
02-03-2012, 10:34 AM
J+G has ammo, $30 for 50 rounds. Pricey for handgun ammo, but available.

CSACANNONEER
02-03-2012, 11:15 AM
I want one just to have but don't want to pay another $75 to have an FFL receive it.



Wanna sell one?:D

The 1887 Swedish one is too cool to ever sell. The 1895 is just a common unissued Russian but, I have a .32acp cylinder for it and have no reason to part with it. Now, if you just wanna play with the '95, I can loan it to you for a few weeks. I've never timed the .32acp cylinder so, you'll be stuck shooting 7.62x38R. Anyway, if you ever pick up a box or two of ammo and wanna borrow mine, I'll drop it off for you.

C&Rtrader
02-03-2012, 12:08 PM
The 1887 Swedish one is too cool to ever sell. The 1895 is just a common unissued Russian but, I have a .32acp cylinder for it and have no reason to part with it. Now, if you just wanna play with the '95, I can loan it to you for a few weeks. I've never timed the .32acp cylinder so, you'll be stuck shooting 7.62x38R. Anyway, if you ever pick up a box or two of ammo and wanna borrow mine, I'll drop it off for you.

Reason #5,281 why Calguns rocks. great community

SoCal Bob
02-03-2012, 4:56 PM
I was honestly debating getting one but the ammo is seriously expensive and hard to find. Where do people find their ammo?

Aim Surplus has a tad better deal than J&G:

http://www.aimsurplus.com/product.aspx?item=AP762Nag&name=Prvi+Partizan+PPU+7.62+Nagant+98grn+FPJ+50rd+ Box&groupid=124

http://www.jgsales.com/7.62-nagant-prvi-partizan-98gr-fpj-50rd-box-p-5408.html

Blitzburgh
02-03-2012, 5:02 PM
I have one. Bought it from J&G years and years ago. 1944 I think.

It's like everybody else has said - fun for about 10 minutes, really interesting gun, 834 pound trigger pull, but it mostly just sits in the safe.

Really neat little piece though, and who can argue with that price?

Mickey D
02-03-2012, 5:11 PM
Great Information Here. (http://forums.gunboards.com/forumdisplay.php?18-M1895-NAGANT-Pistol-Collector-Forum)

FYI, Most are arsenal rebuilds, but still exceptional values.

http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w22/MickeyD1/Nagant-1.jpg

http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w22/MickeyD1/Nagant3.jpg

Divernhunter
02-03-2012, 5:41 PM
I got mine fromSOG a few years back with the hot shot ammo. I also got a 32ACP cylinder which changed over easy and now I can shoot 32ACP out of it. Kind of a odd fun gun. The only Rev you can use a can on and work with original ammo only. Not the 32ACP as it does not seal.

paratroop
02-03-2012, 6:00 PM
Reason #5,281 why Calguns rocks. great community

csacannoneer is one of my favorite people of all time. I have never met him, I have never talked to him, i have no idea what he looks like, but I would nominate for him as calguns member of the year.

I also would like to suggest calguns hold a "member of the year" contest.

Blitzburgh
02-03-2012, 6:58 PM
I also would like to suggest calguns hold a "member of the year" contest.

There's an interesting idea... Hmmmm.....

But I'll betcha Bruce Flinch would win. Year after year after year.... :)

RudyN
02-03-2012, 7:13 PM
I have a 1938 dated Nagant. Very nice looking revolver.

IntoForever
02-03-2012, 10:54 PM
The 1887 Swedish one is too cool to ever sell. The 1895 is just a common unissued Russian but, I have a .32acp cylinder for it and have no reason to part with it. Now, if you just wanna play with the '95, I can loan it to you for a few weeks. I've never timed the .32acp cylinder so, you'll be stuck shooting 7.62x38R. Anyway, if you ever pick up a box or two of ammo and wanna borrow mine, I'll drop it off for you.

Sounds like a plan! I'll have some oranges ready.

csacannoneer is one of my favorite people of all time. I have never met him, I have never talked to him, i have no idea what he looks like, but I would nominate for him as calguns member of the year.

I also would like to suggest calguns hold a "member of the year" contest.
He's really cool, unless you sweep him with your gun.:D

nick
02-03-2012, 11:26 PM
He's really cool, unless you sweep him with your gun.:D

Well, I hope you mean a firearm. If so, I did it, repeatedly, and he didn't even know it... Of course, the firearm in question didn't really have most of the parts attached. In fact, it might've been just a receiver.

CSACANNONEER
02-04-2012, 6:53 AM
He's really cool, unless you sweep him with your gun.:D

:o At least the noobie got the message. I bet he'll NEVER do that again. I hope I won't either. That was obviously not the best way I could have handled it.

SVT-40
02-04-2012, 3:32 PM
Neat little funky guns.

Here's a few pics of one mine. It's a unrefurbed 50's import so it has no importer markings.

http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w201/SVT-40/Pistols/DSC08492-01.jpg
http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w201/SVT-40/Pistols/DSC08495-01.jpg

westcoast362
02-04-2012, 4:32 PM
I have two. I don't plan on shooting them. I needed to have one with wood grips and one with the plastic. I'm a sucker for brick red plastic or bakelite on military guns.
I had planned on posting pics, but I couldn't get it right.

cuate
02-10-2012, 8:36 AM
I have two Nagants, a 1944 that I got as parts missing and repaired which has the .32 Auto cylinder, which besides that caliber can fire .32 Short Ammo and which I modified to chamber and fire .32 S&W Long ammo.

The 1932 is beautifully finished, tight in its working parts and I would say pretty accurate. It came from J&G Sales in AZ...I have fired almost a box of Privi 7.62X38R ammunition but that here in Texas is almost $30 a box of 50...

So I get online reading all I can and learn that the fired Privi brass may be reloaded with .30 Carbine dies, in my case Lee dies. I first tried .312 diameter
jacketed HP bullets and I could see a noticible bulge and the cartridges wouldn't chamber...I resized this with the Lee sizing die with the primer decapping pin removed and got a great cartridge and chambers and shoots great and with accuracy...All powered by 3.5 grains of IMR, Trail Boss Gunpowder.

There are they who with Lee Nagant dies, size and convert .32-20 brass to
Nagant specs but I think they also have to use the 30 carbine dies.

The Prifi Brass necks should be annealed prior to reloading for longer life.

chknlyps2
02-10-2012, 5:51 PM
I have two Nagants, a 1944 that I got as parts missing and repaired which has the .32 Auto cylinder, which besides that caliber can fire .32 Short Ammo and which I modified to chamber and fire .32 S&W Long ammo.

The 1932 is beautifully finished, tight in its working parts and I would say pretty accurate. It came from J&G Sales in AZ...I have fired almost a box of Privi 7.62X38R ammunition but that here in Texas is almost $30 a box of 50...

So I get online reading all I can and learn that the fired Privi brass may be reloaded with .30 Carbine dies, in my case Lee dies. I first tried .312 diameter
jacketed HP bullets and I could see a noticible bulge and the cartridges wouldn't chamber...I resized this with the Lee sizing die with the primer decapping pin removed and got a great cartridge and chambers and shoots great and with accuracy...All powered by 3.5 grains of IMR, Trail Boss Gunpowder.

There are they who with Lee Nagant dies, size and convert .32-20 brass to
Nagant specs but I think they also have to use the 30 carbine dies.

The Prifi Brass necks should be annealed prior to reloading for longer life.

WOW, nice first post... Thanks! I have been wanting a Nagant. So the .312 diameter jacketed HP bullets were to big, how much did you have to size them down, I have a .308 sizing die, would that be to small?

JAGGUY
02-10-2012, 7:10 PM
Here's mine. I load 32-20 shells with Berrys .32 cal hollow base wadcutters and it makes a pretty nice substitute for the original cartridges...
http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii45/GWUISTER/1895Nset.jpg

cuate
02-11-2012, 4:49 AM
WOW, nice first post... Thanks! I have been wanting a Nagant. So the .312 diameter jacketed HP bullets were to big, how much did you have to size them down, I have a .308 sizing die, would that be to small?

That seems about right. The .312 bullet in the Privi case was noticible and wouldn't chamber into the cylinder until I ran it back through the .30 Carbine recizing die with the decappin pin removed. That "swaged the cartridge down to proper size and allowed chambering with the .312 bullet.

Now I did buy some .30 caliber Hornady bullets and that last "resizing" was not necessary and they chamber and shoot well..