Nagant M1895 revolver
I have a 1935 Nagant M1895 with a S/A hammer in it. The gun is in excellent condition, all the markings are clear, all the serial numbers match, and nothing has been "erased". The bluing is 100% and evenly toned throughout. I was elated with my "luck" in getting such a pristine looking revolver until I found that it should have a D/A hammer in it.
Badger: It seems as though I have the hammer that belongs in your 1899 revolver you listed in the knowledge library, and you have my hammer...
Is the value of these revolvers enough that it warrants incurring the cost of a D/A hammer or should I just leave it alone? One vote on the "leave it alone" side is that no one seems to be able to say for sure that none of these were produced in S/A. Could be that this does have it's original hammer.
Last edited by Maygyver; 05-23-2011 at 01:40 PM.
05-23-2011 01:30 PM
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Leave it alone
The information I have gleaned suggest that the troops got S-A and the officers got D-A. The Red Army models do not seem to command much of a price (less than 100 to barely 200 euros) and they shoot better in S-A. D-A requires a ridiculous trigger pull. So leave it alone. Original leather holster etc. boosts the price a lot, and Czarist models will definitely bring a premium. Peculiar ammo plus muscle-building trigger are minus points for shooters (except for very few people, like myself, who like the challenge of building oddball ammo).
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