In 92% all matching original condition, (which is totally acceptable for a Russian gun) we have a hard to find Non-Import 1938 dated Tula Arsenal marked M1895 Nagant Revolver. This is completely matching with a very decent bore as well. The revolver, like all made after WWI is the double action model, often called the Officer’s Model. While the turd reworked import marked examples of this revolver are plentiful, real collector grade, non import marked and matching examples are not common.
The Russian Nagant Revolver, affectionately called the “Nagan” by the Russians and “Naganty” by the Finnish, has certainly reached Legendary and Iconic status for its use from WWI right through to the end of WWII where it was still in frontline service and stayed in production until the end of the war. Examples of it’s effectiveness in combat are well known. There were probably more in use with the Red Army during WWII than the TT-33 Tokarev Pistol. Most collectors are familiar with this as the famous “Gas Seal Revolver” and that it certainly is, but aside from that is is a very compact, rugged, extremely simple and totally reliable and powerful 7 shot revolver. The military loading is on par with the modern .32 H&R magnum. While certainly hampered by a slow ability to reload, it was highly regarded by its users and it has certainly become one of the most famous military sidearms of the 20th Century.