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Genepix
October 10, 2010, 01:23 PM
I'm hoping someone here will be able to point me in the right direction to learn and identify the markings on this very solid 1944 model. Honestly, I have never seen a handgun with so many markings, and, aside from the date on the side plate, can't even guess what all of the other markings mean. Any Nagant experts out there who could give me a tutorial? Thanks for any info...
Gene

tater134
October 10, 2010, 03:13 PM
I'm hoping someone here will be able to point me in the right direction to learn and identify the markings on this very solid 1944 model. Honestly, I have never seen a handgun with so many markings, and, aside from the date on the side plate, can't even guess what all of the other markings mean. Any Nagant experts out there who could give me a tutorial? Thanks for any info...

If you post a few pics I can probably identify some of them. I used to have a few Nagants in my collection.

Genepix
October 10, 2010, 03:37 PM
Thanks- I will try to do that this week.

gyvel
October 15, 2010, 06:23 AM
More than likely, 98% of those markings are various inspectors' stamps.

BlueTrain
October 15, 2010, 09:22 AM
Not an answer to your question but I once owned a Smith & Wesson M&P in .38/200 that was literally covered in stampings. There were British proof marks because they got it first and there were Austrian markings, because they got it next. I don't remember if there were any importer markings added but I didn't put any of my own on the revolver.

Genepix
October 15, 2010, 02:45 PM
I will upload a couple more, but would appreciate any input- thanks.
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Genepix
October 15, 2010, 02:47 PM
Thanks for any knowledge on the markings..63811

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Wildalaska
October 15, 2010, 03:19 PM
Standard inspector and rebuild stamps, nice looking gun

Wildihave10Alaska ™©2002-2010

Genepix
October 15, 2010, 03:25 PM
Thanks- I've been fascinated with all the info there is on this model. How do I determine which factory made it, and is each part inspected by a different person?

B. Lahey
October 16, 2010, 01:10 PM
From what I've been able to dig up, the skinny-hammer in star arsenal stamp is from the relocated Tula factory. I guess they had to move it to keep it away from the nazis.

That particular variation of the stamp was more commonly used in 1943, apparently:
http://www.h6x.net/nagant_m1895_years_and_marks.htm
http://www.h6x.net/nagant_m1895.htm#ar

It looks like the year stamping on yours was redone with a "44" over whatever was on there originally.

The usual Tula stamp is an arrow in a star, although there were lots of wacky variations.

finloq
October 16, 2010, 08:27 PM
Places to start:

http://7.62x54r.net/MosinID/MosinRareNagant.htm

http://www.surplusrifle.com/pistolm1895/disassemble/index.asp

http://www.imssu.org/articles/The%201895%20Nagant%20revolver.pdf

Genepix
October 17, 2010, 09:25 AM
Great info- Thanks very much.

gandog56
October 18, 2010, 07:31 PM
Reminds me of my pet peeve (Which does not apply here) People who call Mosin Nagants, Nagants.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v196/Gandog56/mosaka-albums-mosin-pix-picture4325-ermy-nagant-4.jpg