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Old October 14, 2008, 06:13 PM   #1
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Nagant?

I just bought a 1895 Russian Nagant, I have heard you can fire the .32 H&R mag. without any problem. Has anybody had any experience with this. Thanks Joe
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Old October 14, 2008, 08:25 PM   #2
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You can fire .32 ACP with a cylinder swap.

I've never heard of firing other chamberings from them.
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Old October 14, 2008, 08:46 PM   #3
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I've never fired the .32 H&R mag, but .32 S&W long works IIRC. It's been awhile...
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Old October 14, 2008, 10:41 PM   #4
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32 H&R mag isnt a good idea. Get Hotshot ammo or Fiochi or reload or in a pinch, 32 S&W long

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Old October 15, 2008, 12:02 AM   #5
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The only time I ever shot my 1921 Nagant, I put 3 boxes of .32 magnum through it. Extaction was easy. Other that the cases bulging (same as .32 longs), no problems and with good accuracy firing single action.
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Old October 15, 2008, 06:42 AM   #6
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Thanks

Thanks for the info, it help out. Ordered a box of 50 rounds of 7.62 nagant for 25 dollars so it wasnt to bad a price. JOe
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Old October 16, 2008, 12:28 PM   #7
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If you absolutely can't get 7.62x38...

...then I'd stick with the .32 S&W Long. Or get a .32ACP cylinder.
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Old October 16, 2008, 01:17 PM   #8
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I got one of the .32ACP cylinders and reamed it for .32 H&R Mag. So now I can use the Nagant for .32ACP, .32S&W, .32 S&W Long, and .32 Magnum, plus the original cylinder for the 7.62 Nagant.

So after doing that work, I test fired it. And haven't shot it since; it is a real dog.

But versatile.

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Old October 24, 2008, 04:12 PM   #9
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Now, its cheap and easy, but take Fiocchi brass and u can reload your nagant loads with a .30 Carbine die set. Lee also makes a reworked .32-20 die set. I had one and prefer the .30 Carbine.

All rounds function and are rather accurate with 90gr. Hornady HP/XTP
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Old October 24, 2008, 08:17 PM   #10
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Aimsurplus.com

Aimsurplus sells 7.62 Nagant ammo for 23.95/box or 10 or more for 22.95/box.
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Old October 25, 2008, 06:35 AM   #11
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The Nagants sure look neat, but the cost of ammo makes my legs weak. Nobody has come up with a dedicated reload kit for these things yet?
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Old October 26, 2008, 07:53 PM   #12
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yes, Lee Precision has come out with a set of dies...
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Old October 26, 2008, 07:59 PM   #13
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So after doing that work, I test fired it. And haven't shot it since; it is a real dog.

But versatile.
Word.

It was just too long a run for too short a slide.

I gave my .32ACP cylinder to my roomie for her Nagant. Mine looks nice in my collection; it may get dragged out once a year to run some Fiocchi through it if I have a house guest who's never shot one before.
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Old October 28, 2008, 12:39 PM   #14
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I wonder what you mean by "dog." My Nagants are slow to reload, but pinpoint accurate. Esp. with the original ammo in them.

I've fired H&R out of them, but it bulges the cases and doesn't have the same accuracy.
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Old October 28, 2008, 01:13 PM   #15
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I too have experienced surprising accuracy with the popgun loads I shoot.

I like going to the range and DA blasting targets at combat range.....no recoil and once you learn how to stage the trigger you can make that baby sing!

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Old October 28, 2008, 02:00 PM   #16
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I'll bet you can do some awesome finger curls, too!

Me? I'm too lazy to mess with loading gates for recreational shooting these days...
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