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Gun M1895 Nagant Revolver 7.62x38R $95.00 + S/H Wideners

OrangeJulius 149 September 24, 2012 at 03:21 PM in Sporting Goods (7)
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I've been watching the prices on M1895 Nagant Revolvers for a while now, and they seem have settled in the $100 range. Aimsurplus and a half dozen other sites seem to want between $100-110 or more depending on the options. (Best of 5, Tula manufacture, etc)

Wideners sent out an email blast last week regarding these revolvers for $95.00 + S/H and fees. That's a bit lower than I've seen over the past year. This may either signal that demand is lower for them and they may drop, or that they are clearing out the last of the stocks for new ones to come in. I know that this year's supply of these revolvers have been very nice quality, so you're probably not going to get hurt at this price.

http://wideners.com/itemdetail.cf...|1012|1027 - Wideners M1895

The revolver has a rich history in WW1 and WW2, and is still used to this day by many Eastern European and Russian security guards / police officers. 7.62x38R is not a powerful round by any accounts, but in military loads sits somewhere between .380 and .38spl. Being a 30 cal pistol round, it has light recoil.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nagant_M1895 - M1895 Wiki page

As for ammo, the best current deal (if you are okay with corrosive surplus) are the 1092 round spam cans coming in from Russia. They typically run $320 + S/H, or if you only want a few boxes they are cheapest at Aimsurplus for $4.75 per 14 pack. Wideners has the same price for the 1092 round can, but much higher for individual packs, $5.75 per 14.

If you are afraid of running corrosive ammo however (scrub down very thoroughly after firing) wideners has an okay price for new manufacture PPU ammo at $23.00 a 50 round box. Not great, but another option.

http://www.aimsurplus.com/product...roupid=124 - Aimsurplus 7.62x38R ammunition

http://wideners.com/itemview.cfm?dir=18|829|1048 - Wideners Ammo

Link for $19.99 a 50 round box, newly manufactured Prvi. Thanks Flyguy1.
http://palmettostatearmory.com/in...-r7-1.html

Wideners is a great business and has always come through for me. I've ordered thousands of rounds of ammunition and dozens of magazines without any issue. If you have a problem with an order their support is the local business itself, and they seem very courteous and helpful.

Keep in mind that beyond the price of the revolver and shipping, you will either need a C&R license or a FFL to ship the revolver to, and if you go FFL route there will be a fee for the government forms they have to fill out. Typically anywhere from $10 to $30. If you have a friend who has a FFL, they may do you a favor and do it on the cheap or free.

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These are pretty good shooting pistols. I have a pair and they shoot acurately enough to put 7 rnds inside a can of corn at 25 from a bench rest, You can get Privi Partisan ammo at PSA for $19.99 for 50 rnds and occasionally they have free shipping on orders over $50 or sometimes a monthly free ship gig. The older Russian ammo is faster by far and as accurate as the PP, Good little snake pistol or even to keep as a sidearm while hunting,I wouldn't recommend as a self-defense weapon as the pulls somewhat heavy(can be lightened), but overall a good pistol to have fun shooting and as a sidearm while hunting if needed. Thanks OP,But I have mine,just qualifying what your post pretty much states. Its a real shame they have to stamp them like they do tho right next to the arsenal stamp pretty much ruins the overall look of the pistol,TU
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I agree with Flyguy1 on the import stamp. I really hate these giant billboard stamps. I don't understand why they don't put a smaller stamp on the underside of the barrel or on the grip strap somewhere. Also agree that these are great revolvers! Lot's of history in these pistols. Russian tank crews loved these pistols to keep Fritz off the hulls of their tanks. These would fit easily through the gun ports on their tanks turret where the Tokarev wouldn't. Russian surplus ammo is a lot hotter than the commercial stuff. A 100 grain 30cal bullet @ 1100fps isn't to shabby. A history soaked all metal machined pistol that's in like new condition for under $100, reason enough to get your 03 C&R license.
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Quote from Flyguy1 View Post :
These are pretty good shooting pistols. I have a pair and they shoot acurately enough to put 7 rnds inside a can of corn at 25 from a bench rest, You can get Privi Partisan ammo at PSA for $19.99 for 50 rnds and occasionally they have free shipping on orders over $50 or sometimes a monthly free ship gig. The older Russian ammo is faster by far and as accurate as the PP, Good little snake pistol or even to keep as a sidearm while hunting,I wouldn't recommend as a self-defense weapon as the pulls somewhat heavy(can be lightened), but overall a good pistol to have fun shooting and as a sidearm while hunting if needed. Thanks OP,But I have mine,just qualifying what your post pretty much states. Its a real shame they have to stamp them like they do tho right next to the arsenal stamp pretty much ruins the overall look of the pistol,TU
http://palmettostatearmory.com/in...-r7-1.html

That is a good price for new x38R; Thanks Flyguy1.
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Nice sight for those interested in these, also showing some mods on trigger pull ,http://forums.gunboards.com/forum...ctor-Forum
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Fun pistol to shoot and fairly accurate. A friend of mine has one and it is his glovebox gun of choice. Unlike the Mosin-Nagant 91/30 - the recoil is very light.
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