It was bound to happen sooner or later… say hello to the Nagant M1895 Revolver. 7 shots of 7.62x38R. Many of you know the history and other variations better than I do, so let’s just do a quick overview.
Not the prettiest revolver ever designed, but it got the job done.
Loading and unloading with the spring loaded gate and ejector rod makes for a slow process.
But how cool is that cylinder lock up?
The two most common examples come from the Tula and Izhevsk Arsenals.
I got these years ago. I won’t say how little I paid as the market has changed a lot. I will say though that if you want a gas sealed revolver with a lot of history, they’re still around and are a great choice if you don’t care about comfort or stopping power! There are tons of variations, original iterations, and foreign produced examples. It’s a big ole’ surplus world out there! These are my two. Hope you enjoy my friends.