1895 nagant revolver

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Imperial Nagant M1895 revolver

Designed by Léon Nagant and manufactured by the Tula Arsenal starting in 1898, this one c.1912 - serial number 7644.
7,62x38mmR seven-round scoop-grooved cylinder, double action, loading gate with pivoting ejector rod, blued finish with expert and extensive silver scrollwork inlays.
White Russians had some very high standards compared to their communist successors.

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Russian Nagant M1895 revolver

Designed by Léon Nagant and manufactured by the Tula Arsenal starting in 1898, imported by Century International Arms in Georgia, Vermont - serial number 189509351.
7,62x38mmR seven-round scoop-grooved cylinder, double action, loading gate with pivoting ejector rod.
The Nagant M1895 is well-known for being one of the few revolver that circumvented the cylinder gap gas-leaking problems by having it push forward with each pull of the trigger. This was complemented by long cartridge brasses that bridged to the barrel and expended inside it when fired.

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Pieper M1893 Revolving Carbine, Mexican contract.

Manufactured in Belgium for the Mexican Rurales, serial number 112.
9-shots cylinder, 8x50mmR Pieper caliber.

The Pieper revolving carbine, unlike any other of this kind - usually spelling their uselessness, used the same gas-seal system as the Nagant M1895 revolver designed in 1886. The 8mm cartridge’s brass was very long, encompassing the whole of the bullet, and the cylinder pushed it forward on firing, creating a sealed bridge with the barrel when it expended. This allowed the fitting of a suppressor on the handgun and the use of a front grip on the carbine.