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Old December 13, 2012, 09:34 AM   #1
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Papa's B-Day Gift--Nagant

Papa (my father in law) has a birthday on Friday, and we got his present in last night. The new revolver is actually rather impressive for a Russian piece. I may have to pick one up for myself. The ammo isn't dirt cheap, but it's cheaper than a lot of ammo out there. I think it would actually be a good little trail gun where predators aren't a concern. I haven't shot it yet, though. I'm sure he'll let me put a few rounds through it.

The finish was good, double action trigger is awful, and the sights are tiny. Honestly, though, I'd buy 4 of these before I bought a Phoenix, Jimenez, or other zinc-alloy gun. I figure, worst case scenario, I can use the front sight for some damage!
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Old December 13, 2012, 01:33 PM   #2
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I am assuming that you mean the M-1895 Nagant revolver. Have one for a couple of years now and they are a fun gun to shoot despite the crappy trigger. They have a long history as well. Besides being a military service revolver from 1895 through the second world war they were used by Cheka, OGPU , NKVD, and regular police often with snubbed barrels for the undercover types. They even showed up in Vietnam as suppressed assassination weapons use by the VC.
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Old December 13, 2012, 01:38 PM   #3
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Very unique design, lots of history, and just plain fun! Papa should be very happy. Now it's time for Santa to set you up with one.
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Old December 14, 2012, 09:52 PM   #4
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Are you buying non-corrosive ammo for it? If not, remind him to flush it with hot water after cleaning and then to clean and oil again.
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Old January 10, 2013, 10:30 AM   #5
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One of the reasons I got it for him is because he likes that Russian and other Eurasian militaria. He loved it. I didn't think he'd like it that much, but apparently we did very well. Once the craziness blows over, I'll probably get one for me.
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Old January 10, 2013, 02:31 PM   #6
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Those old Nagants are a ton of fun.
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Old January 10, 2013, 03:02 PM   #7
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I wish they made trainers in .22...more than the few I've seen. That'd be a neat trail gun.
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