You are looking at a Nagant Model 1895 double-action revolver that is chambered in 7.62 Nagant. This revolver was manufactured in Russia and imported by Tennessee Guns of Knoxville, TN. These revolvers have a unique design in that pulling back the hammer not only rotates the cylinder but also moves the cylinder forward until it almost touches the rear of the barrel. This was apparently done to help eliminate the gases that normally are released during each shot.
The left-side of the frame is stamped with the serial number 4789 in front of the cylinder and a "Star with an Arrow inside" and "1933" behind the cylinder. The Star and Arrow with 1933 indicate that the gun was manufactured at the Tula Arsenal in 1933. The right-side of the frame has various proof marks. The bottom of the barrel is inscribed with the import marks "TG KNOX TN 7.62 NAGANT RUSSIA" (see photos).
The cylinder holds 7 rounds and the gun has a 4.5 inch barrel with a good bore. The gun is finished blue and still retains 98% or better blue. The finish is in excellent condition. The gun has wood grip panels on each side of the grip frame and wood "inserts" in the front and rear of the grip frame. The gun comes with it's original holster, holster strap, cleaning rod, screwdriver and a 40 count box of unfired 7.62mm Russian ammo. The holster is in good condition with some handling marks and a bit of wear but no rips or tears (see photos).
Overall the gun is in excellent condition mechanically and in appearance. We have not test fired the gun, however it appears to be fully functional. Serial #4789. STK. #12413.
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