Imperial Russian Nagant M1895 7.62x38R Single/Double-Action Revolver C&R

SOLD FOR: $2315

LSB#: 211216JH03

Make: Tula Arsenal

Model: Nagant M1895,Officer’s’s Model

Serial#: 40934

Year of Manufacture: 1913, C&R

Caliber: 7.62x38mmR

Action Type: Single & Double-Action Revolver with 7-Round Side-Loaded Cylinder

Markings: All the markings are in Cyrillic and have been romanized. The left side of the frem features the serial number “40934” and is marked “TUL’SKY / IMPER. PYeTRA VYeLIK. / ORUZh. ZAVOD’ / 1913” which translates to “Tula / Emperor Peter the Great’s [Peter I] / Weapons Factory / [Manufactured in] 1913”. The left side of the trigger guard is serial matched to the frame and has a Tula hammer proof. The left side of the trigger has a Tula hammer proof mark.  The butt-strap is marked “K”. The cylinder pin collar is marked “P” and has a Tula hammer proof. The left side of the muzzle has a Tula hammer proof. The left side of the hammer is marked with a Tula hammer proof.  The cylinder is serial matched to the frame. The right side of the frame above the grip panel has a Imperial Russian double-headed eagle above the characters “XX” (indicating the 20th century).  The right side of the frame is also marked with a Tula hammer proof and “(K)”. The right side of the hammer has what appears to be a faded Tula hammer.

Barrel Length: 4.5”

Sights/ Optics: The front sight is a blade dovetailed to the muzzle end of the barrel. The rear sight is a square-notch integral to the rear end of the top-strap.

Stock Configuration & Condition/ Grip: The grip panels are three piece brown checkered wood. There is a lanyard ring integral to the butt-strap. The grip panels have some light scuffs, nicks and handling marks. There are no chips or cracks. The checkering is sharp. Overall, the grip panels are in Very Good condition.

Type of Finish: Blued

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is semi-bright with sharp rolfing. There is scattered pitting concentrated at the center of the bore.

Overall Condition: The revolver retains about 85% of its metal finish. There are some light-moderate handling marks, nicks and scuffs. Notably, there is finish loss at the muzzle, the leading edges have finish loss, the cylinder has developed a turnline and there is some light surface oxidation visible on the front of the cylinder pin. The markings remain clear. The screwheads have toolmarks but they remain serviceable. Overall, the revolver is in Very Good condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The single action trigger is crisp and the double action is smooth. The cylinder locks with only barely perceptible play on each chamber. We did not fire this pistol. As with all previously owned firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.

Box Paperwork and Accessories: None

Our Assessment: This is a Tula Arsenal manufactured Nagant M1895 “OFITsYeRSKIY” Officer’s’s model) double-action revolver chambered for 7.62x38R cartridges which was manufactured in 1913. During the late Tsarist-era when the Belgian designed Nagant revolver was introduced for active service in the Russian military two variants were manufactured. The “OFITsYeRSKIY” (this gun) was a double action revolver while the “SOLDATSKIY” (soldier’s model) was a single-action variant which was discontinued in 1918. This particular specimen is a beautifully preserved Imperial era M1895 revolver and lacks the annoying importation marks that have defaced so many other M1895s on the market. This handgun can be used for plinking and double’s as a rather uncommon artifact that you do not want to miss out on!

Imperial Russian Nagant M1895 7.62x38R Single/Double-Action Revolver C&R
Imperial Russian Nagant M1895 7.62x38R Single/Double-Action Revolver C&R