Fine example imported by Century Arms International of St. Albans, Vermont, many years ago. Near mint condition overall and possibly old surplus. 4.5” barrel with 7 shot cylinder.
The Nagant M1895 Revolver is a seven-shot, gas-seal revolver designed and produced by Belgian industrialist Léon Nagant for the Russian Empire.
The Nagant M1895 was chambered for a proprietary cartridge, 7.62×38mmR, and featured an unusual “gas-seal” system, in which the cylinder moved forward when the gun was cocked to close the gap between the cylinder and the barrel, providing a boost to the muzzle velocity of the bullet and allowing the weapon to be suppressed (an unusual characteristic for a revolver). This famed weapon was the primary weapon of the Soviet Army and states well into the post-WW2 era.
NOTE: Handguns over 50 years old are sold as COLLECTIBLES and NOT warranted safe to fire—be sure to take it to a competent gunsmith first. Curio and Relic or Federal Firearms License required for transfer.