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Revolver, What is it ??

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Team Roper, Apr 15, 2009.

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  1. Team Roper

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    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.
     
  2. rcmodel

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    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
     
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    re: Revolver, what is it?

    It's a firearm that holds it's ammunition in a cylinder, but that's not important right now.
     
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    Now we know why Coon is Lone
     
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    Priceless... =P

    Surely you can't be serious?
     
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    Please don't call me Shirley.
     
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    wow an airplane reference we have lost touch lol
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    Thanks Radagast
     
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    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
     
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    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.
     
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    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
     
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    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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