Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Deadly Nagant model of 1895

Army and Weapons | Deadly Nagant model of 1895 | This revolver was designed in Belgium Nagant brothers (Emile and Leon) in the late 1880s - early 1890, and by numerous countries, including Sweden and Poland, but the biggest user and producer was undoubtedly Russia (and later Soviet Union). Russian government adopted Nagant revolver in 1895, and local production started in 1898 (the first shipments came from Belgium). It was a standard sidearm Russian until 1930, when M1895 Nagant said was outdated, but it was widely used and produced during World War 2, and production was finally ceased circa 1950.
Later, some sporting revolvers in both .22 LR and 7.62mm Nagant developed platform. Intertestingly enough, the M1895 revolvers still be seen worn by a number of security personnel in Russia, especially by the Railroad Safety and several armed guards. Usually, that revolvers are 2 to 4 times longer than men who carry these weapons.
From a technical standpoint, Nagant revolvers were almost obsolete by the time of its adoption in 1895, because new guns like S & W Hand Colts emitters or with one side open cylinders were much quicker to reload. On the other hand, M1895 had some unusual and interesting features, one of which was sealed gas cylinder, making a rare example of the Nagant revolver suitable for fitting a silencer. Such a practice was known by NKVD and Red Army some special forces (recon and scouts) during WW2. Special damper, called "Bramit device" was designed by Mitin brothers and can be mounted on the barrel.
M1895 Nagand was a solid frame, seven shot revolver with non-removable cylinder. Loading and unloading is carried wia the loading gate on the right side of the frame, a pattern for one. Spent cases were ejected by the ejector rod, which, when not in use, was hidden in the cylinder axis and waved to the side of the ejector rod coupling used. Original guns were double action ones, but Tsarist government ordered that some of M1895 must be equipped with a Single Action trigger and issued to troops, weapons and DA can only be issued to the officers and the police. Red (Soviet) army double action only Nagant were issued.
The gas sealed cylinder, above, is made all the powder gases to make the ball float (in most revolvers some gases escaping from the gap between the cylinder and head breech face). To achieve this, the cylinder moves a little more tense as the hammer, including a barrel breech area with opening in front of each room. The cartridge, for that unique design, has long been the case with tapered mouth and a ball fully enclosed in the housing. When the cylinder moves forward, the breech sleeve mouth went over and used as an extra seal. This was a complicated mechanism, useful mostly when guns were used with silencer.
Somewhat complicated and relatively slowly, with ammunition reloading of the marginal, Nagant rifles were otherwise good, reliable, conscientious and very popular among the troops.

Specification :Type: Double ActionRoom: 7.62mm NagantWeight unloaded: 750 gLength: 230 mmBarrel Length: 114 mmCapacity: 7 rounds