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The Ultimate Reloading Manual
Wolfe Publishing Group
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The Ultimate Reloading Manual


7.62mm Russian Nagant Revolver

7.62mm Russian Nagant Revolver
Warning! Notes: Historical Notes - This military revolver cartridge was adopted by Russia in 1895 and used in the Nagant and Pieper revolvers, which were both seven-shot designs as opposed to the usual six. The Nagant design is unique in that when the hammer is cocked, the cylinder moves forward over the barrel shank to form a gas seal. The velocity gain from this arrangement is significant. However, no other revolver has ever used this ingenious, though complicated, system. General Comments - Russian Nagant revolvers have been sold in moderate quantities in the United States, but are more of a collector's item than a practical gun. Ammunition in shooting quantities is difficult to find, but can be made from 32-20 Winchester cases, which are very similar. Power and effectiveness are about the same as the 32 S&W Long. Most versions of the cartridge have the bullet seated completely inside the case. (Cartridges of the World 11th Edition)
Be Alert: Publisher cannot be responsible for errors in published load data.
Wt. Bullet Powder Manufacturer Powder Charge Velocity (FPS)
115 Cast Alliant Bullseye Subscribe 800
Remarks: energy: 165; Lyman No. 311008