M1895 Nagant, '32 Tula

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M1895 Nagant, '32 Tula

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Just recently snagged my first ever sealed can of Nagant ammo, so I dug the revolver out of the safe for a bit of sunlight.

I hemmed and hawed over getting one when they were common for $100, then they disappeared. About 2 years later, I scored this one face to face for about the same, so I feel fortunate. I did have to acquire the holster with tools separately, though.

It still has a receiver import stamp, but a "more reasonable" vertical run instead of ruining the original markings.

I've never fired this one but hope to remedy that soon.

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Nice looking Nagant. Glad you found some ammo for it. Let us know how it performs at the range. Thanks.
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Wouldn't mind having one, but that'll probably never happen as I won't pay 2020 prices for it.

It does look like it should be slinging some lead, though.
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After my heart operation I could not go to the range for 6 mo. so I got a pellet versions to fire in the basement. A pellet Nagant revolver:
https://www.pyramydair.com/s/m/Gletcher ... Black/3746


Funny thing its about as strong as a real pistol using cheep Prvi ammo. Anemic little suckers. I also got a Webley pellet revolver and the bb 45 1911s for fun.

Pictures remain intact in this old post of some nice Nagants:
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Re: M1895 Nagant, '32 Tula

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Very nice pistol you have there! I am actually considering selling mine. It is a 1943 date with a very small and hidden import mark on the barrel. Despite the presence of a Tula style marking, I believe my example is actually an Izhevsk. In 1943, the Tula factories were forced to relocated their tooling to Izhevsk factories, due to the German approach. Therefore, many Tula made Nagants were produced alongside Izhevsk made Nagants. These manufacturing conditions resulted in several legistics issues and marking changes. In fact, 1943 dated Nagants remain highly debated amongst collectors.
According to one reference...
"In cases of Izhevsk manufactured Nagant revolvers, the military representative personal marking was a “ЗБ in a circle”, Tula revolvers had combination of T and Ф letter (with or without a circle)."
My Nagant revolver contains the ЗБ marking suggesting the present Tula style marking is actually an Izhevsk marking. (Speciffically for 1895 Nagants in the year 1943 only).
See link: Details about 1943 Tula M1895 Nagant revolver production:
https://www.patreon.com/posts/37193481
I have not actually decided to sell yet it or not. At the moment, it is just the only pistol I own I would let go for the right price.
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