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1944 M1895 Nagant Acquisition

1895 Nagant, TT-30, TT33 and Makarov
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1944 M1895 Nagant Acquisition

#1 Post by B32dominator » Sun Jun 11, 2017 11:15 am

I picked this one up a little while ago, typical refurb 1944 Izvhesk M1895 Nagant. Got all the post war goodies they came with back in the day, but wanted to up grade. I found a good war time universal holster and original pre war/war time lanyard. Only non Izvhesk part is the hammer so if any one wants to trade😉. Enjoy!
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#2 Post by steamer » Sun Jun 11, 2017 12:48 pm

Looks very nice - I ignored those pistols for years when they were 99 bucks, and now that I want one, they're more than double that.

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#3 Post by vandle » Mon Jun 12, 2017 7:20 am

Nice Revolver. These are often overlooked but they are fun to shoot.
Trigger pull is a little rough.
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#4 Post by Youngblood » Tue Jun 13, 2017 7:22 am

Nice pics & pistol, B32d!

I think that most of us ignored the M1895s when they were available for $99.

When I saw them on SOG for ~$125 in Summer'13, I grabbed one. Looks like new. :)

My normal instinct in such a situation is to buy multiples, but I knew that ONE of this type of pistol would be enough for me.

Interesting-looking pistol and fun to shoot, but very low-powered & expensive to feed commercial ammo ... heck, 15 years ago the milsurp ammo for the M1895s was shockingly expensive (one BIG reason that I did not buy one then).
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#5 Post by B32dominator » Tue Jun 13, 2017 9:42 am

I had a Tula 1933 previously and it just wasn't something I was excited about and was into rifles more. I started to think about adding one to my collection as I was looking for a war time pistol from each of the major powers. I for some reason just really like Izhevsk marking. I bought two tins of surplus when they were on sale at an online distributer, that will probably last longer than I need.

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#6 Post by Youngblood » Tue Jun 13, 2017 10:57 am

As I recall, ~15 years ago when M1895s were available for $99 and 7.62x39 & 7.62x54r milsurp were to be had for, like, 4¢/round they were advertising cases of the 7.62x38r M1895 ammo for, like, 30¢/round. :shock:
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#7 Post by Youngblood » Tue Jun 13, 2017 1:25 pm

A few years ago AmmoToGo,com had a sale that included 98gr Fiocchi 7.62x38r for about half price, only $10 per 50rd box. :shock:

Thank goodness for the HeadsUp that someone posted in one of the forums that I frequent! :)

I quickly bought a small pile and started forwarding the HeadsUp.

I have never, since, seen the pricing that low.

FWIW, by the time I start to get low on the Fiocch I will have worked out the details on reloading the cases. ;)
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#8 Post by lifeon2 » Sat Jun 24, 2017 9:01 pm

I also ignored them back when they were cheap but I may still need to grab one up and hopefully a 32 cylinder for it as well

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#9 Post by S.B. » Sun Jun 25, 2017 10:34 am

My only drawback to these is mine has an atrocious trigger pull.
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#10 Post by B32dominator » Sun Jun 25, 2017 5:16 pm

S.B. wrote:
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My only drawback to these is mine has an atrocious trigger pull.
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I would agree. I added this one as an example as a Russian side arm. Eventually I'd like to add an original war time TT-33. I still have not had a chance to shoot this one, she we'll have to see.

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#11 Post by RWS » Mon Jun 26, 2017 7:49 am

Do not curse the DA trigger pull; it is not a drawback. Embrace it. Get some .32 S&W Long or .32 H&R magnum snap caps and dry-fire it double-action. I shoot at the images on my TV. Do this for 30 minutes to 1 hour per day for a month.

Two things will be noticeable and may even astonish you. One is that any "normal" DA revolver's trigger pull will seem ridiculously light and your ability to shoot Colts, S&W's, Ruger's, etc. rapidly and accurately DA will have improved by leaps and bounds.

The other thing is that you will have increased the strength in your index finger to such a degree that the Nagant DA trigger effort will be much easier. I am no world-class shot but I can now usually hit five Bianchi plates at 25 yards with seven rounds in the revolver, shooting DA only. I finally got two of my friends to try this and they were amazed at how well it improved their DA hit probablity in both the Nagant and modern revolvers. Point is, I know this works.

Also, just to prove that no good deed goes unpunished, one year Southern Ohio Gun, during their "12 Days of Christmas" sale, offered Nagant revolvers (with holster & accessories) for $60 for one day only. I bought six of them and kept the nicest one for myself before giving the other five away as Christmas gifts. Oh, the excitement this generated initially! However, the "punishment" I referred to came when everyone discovered that I was reloading 7.62x38R ammo and I was besieged with requests to load their empty brass. The Nagant reloading process takes twice as long as loading normal rimmed revolver cartridges such as .38 Special, et al, so I became chained to my reloading bench for a while. But I digress...

Those old Russkie revolvers are a lot of fun. Once you get your index finger strengthened then you can really enjoy DA shooting with them.

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