The 1895 Nagant revolver is a very interesting design.
Hickok45 examines one and test fires it on his range.
This revolver is unlike most other revolvers ever produced.
The Russian 1895 Nagant revolver is a very unique revolver. The cylinder actually ratchets forward against the barrel face before firing to ensure there is no gap.
This gas sealing keeps velocity up while remaining accuracy due to the bullet not having to jump forward over a gap to engage the barrel’s rifling.
The odd 7.62x38r cartridge is key to this design to work properly. After-market cylinders are available for easier-to-attain cartridges.
Hickok45 gives this old pistol the expert shooting even though the double action triggers are notoriously rough.