Revolver, What is it ??


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Team Roper
April 15, 2009, 04:33 PM
Found a Husqvarna at a local shop that I just stopped in to see what they had, you know just looking for any thing worth having.
They had this little 7.5 Husqvarna with 1827 on it with ser. # of L2897 AND ON The barrel was 4381, they knew nothing much about it so I was just currious and though i would throw it out to you fine folks just to see if anyone knew more than they did. not in the gun bible.
I did search it and found an exact match in looks but 1895 i think, not 1872, read one post here that was similar but not exact. I verfied the 1872 no other markings except the brand.
Anyone know?? Just curious.

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rcmodel
April 15, 2009, 04:40 PM
It's an Model 1887 Husqvarna copy of the Russian Nagant 7.62 Model revolver.

It for sure wasn't made in 1827, as metalic cartridges, or the Nagant, hadn't been invented yet then.

rc

LoneCoon
April 15, 2009, 04:42 PM
It's a firearm that holds it's ammunition in a cylinder, but that's not important right now.

jkcal436
April 15, 2009, 04:45 PM
Now we know why Coon is Lone

bflobill_69
April 15, 2009, 05:17 PM
Priceless... =P

Surely you can't be serious?

Rob P.
April 15, 2009, 09:02 PM
Please don't call me Shirley.

Dimis
April 15, 2009, 09:17 PM
wow an airplane reference we have lost touch lol

Dark Skies
April 15, 2009, 10:00 PM
As rcmodel says - it couldn't have been a copy of a Nagant in 1827 - Emile and his brother Leon weren't born until 1830 and 1833 respectively.

Radagast
April 15, 2009, 10:43 PM
It was a Swedish service revolver, Nagant was a fairly prolific firearms designer from Belgium. According to one site I read some years ago the black powder cartridge was roughly equivalent to a .22lr in power. It is not the same as the Russian Nagant revolver where the cylinder cams forward to create a gas seal, and 7.62 Nagant ammunition will not fit in the cylinder.
I had one a couple of decades ago, a lovely piece of history that I should never have sold.

Team Roper
April 15, 2009, 10:47 PM
I though it was strange, so I called the guy back and it is 1872 on the gun.
It seem like a tight fit and i would say good steel, worth anything ? OPINIONS
Had never seen one
Thanks to all, and as for what it is well at first I thought it was a Hammer
You mean bullets go in it, glad thats cleared up.

Team Roper
April 15, 2009, 10:56 PM
Radagast
This took a 7.5, they had an old box of ammo with it, how old would it be.
I still don't understand the 1872, if it was an 1887 wouldn't it say that.

Radagast
April 15, 2009, 11:52 PM
That may actually be the serial number, mine was , IIRC, serial number 338. It's possible yours had parts fitted from another gun at an arsenal.

There is a decent amount of info here: http://www.gotavapen.se/gota/artiklar/swedishpistols/swedpist_g.htm Including pics of the ammo boxes.

Radagast
April 16, 2009, 12:00 AM
Just to confuse things, Norway had basically the same gun as the model 1893.
http://www.geocities.com/trondwikborg/nagant

Looking back into the dim past, I think my gun was actually a Norwegian one.

Team Roper
April 16, 2009, 05:08 PM
Thanks Radagast

Team Roper
April 16, 2009, 05:15 PM
Thinks its worth much, I could buy it as a collector i guess or conversation piece, Opinion.
Did a search found some that were quite pricey

Team Roper
April 16, 2009, 05:19 PM
ust to confuse things, Norway had basically the same gun as the model 1893.
http://www.geocities.com/trondwikborg/nagant

Yep Thats it

Radagast
April 16, 2009, 08:23 PM
The only dealer I could find on line that is selling them is collectors firearms and they tend to be expensive.

If I could find my old one I would buy it back in a heartbeat because it has a definite appeal to me. Only you can decide if it is worth spending your money on. They are definitely a quality firearm, from a time when hand fitting by trained craftsmen was the norm, not the exception. Just keep in mind you may not be able to find new manufactured ammo for it, so will be a conversation piece and a relic of an age gone by on a different continent, not a shooter.

ArmedBear
April 16, 2009, 08:25 PM
It's a firearm that holds it's ammunition in a cylinder, but that's not important right now.


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The Lone Haranguer
April 16, 2009, 08:29 PM
It's a firearm that holds it's ammunition in a cylinder, but that's not important right now.
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Team Roper
April 16, 2009, 09:22 PM
If I can buy it right I may just do that next time I'm down that way. If I do I will shoot a note.
Thanks for the input, I enjoyed the process of researching it.
Have a great weekend
Cheers

Jim K
April 17, 2009, 01:53 PM
The Swedish Model 1871 was a single action of 11 mm (about .44 caliber). It was not a Nagant, but rather a Lefaucheaux-Francotte design. The Navy used a different revolver, the Model 1884, an 11mm of Lefaucheux-Chaineux design made in France by MAS.

The Nagant revolver they used was the Model 1887, a double action of Nagant-Warnant design, in 7.5mm. Thousands were imported into the U.S. in the 1950's and 1960's. They are well made, and very smooth, though the trigger pull is a bit stiff. They were made by both Nagant in Belgium and by Husqvarna. The ammunition is conventional.

Like the Russian Nagant, removing one screw on the right side allows the left sideplate to come off for a complete disassembly.

There is an experimental version, chambered for the 9mm Browning Long, which was used in the Browning M1903 auto pistol. The 9mm BL is semi-rimmed so it would work in a revolver, but few conversions were done.

Jim

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