RUSSIAN WWII Soviet NAGANT Model 1895 TULA Arsenal Revolver FINNISH CAPTURE
Nagant Revolver with FINNISH CAPTURE Mark
Here we present a Soviet Russian Nagant Model 1895 Revolver made at the Tula Arsenal in Russia, circa 1937. This was the primary sidearm of the Soviet Union during the Second World War. This one bears the Tula arsenal mark and a date of 1937. There were 3 basic sources of Nagants in Finland. The first being those carried by Finnish soldiers that served in the Imperial Russian Army, they were allowed to keep their weapons at the end of the Great War. The second and greatest source was the Winter War when thousands were captured. The last source is the Continuation War, and this is by far the smallest source.
This is a seven shot revolver chambered for 7.62x38mmR and features the “gas seal” system. This involves the cylinder moving forward when the gun is cocked to create a seal between the barrel. This provided a boost to the velocity of the projectile by eliminating cylinder gap. Leon Nagant is to be credited with this unusual system. He was quite the inventor and gun maker. The M1895 was made in both single and double action, though the double action design eventually became the default. The M1895 Nagant was reliable and was used by the Soviet Union military all the way up to about 1952, when it was replaced by the Makarov pistol.
The overall condition is good. Original finish. Excellent action. Bright bore, also contains a large bulge. Sharp markings. Good grips. “1937” dated frame.
This firearm is classified as a Curio & Relic.
Barrel is 4-1/2 inches.
Overall condition as seen in photos.
Very Fast. Very Safe. FREE SHIPPING. Will need to be sent to your local FFL or C&R licensee. This firearm is classified as a Curio & Relic.