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05-18-2012, 07:35 PM #1
1945 M1895 Izhevsk Nagant, are they rare? Photos added
I had just picked up my Tula 1938 Nagant tonight from Gander Mt, it's the reg. refurb that is on the market. He clerk knows i'm into the WW II era rifles & pistols so he kept aside a Nagant that had just cames in on a trade. It looks to be org. and not a refurb altho it is import marked, I'm new to the Nagant pistols but didn't know the Izhevsk factory only made them from 1943 to 45, I guess that would make them more rare than the Tula's? but is it a rare pistol? Thank you ... Dave
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05-20-2012, 03:06 PM #2
In a nutshell, no. But it is good to have at least one example from the Izhevsk factory.
05-20-2012, 07:58 PM #3
The reason I ask if it is rare is bcuz of acouple sites i've been on looking for info, I have seen one for sale, but the web pages say Izhevsk 1943 -1944 and then 1945? I'll guess fewer 1945s were made ...
05-20-2012, 08:43 PM #4
Production in 1945 is unknown but they aren't rare and they can be found in very nice condition. Many times these made it into storage without refurb and except for import marks are very original. The gun you picture here has an early rework/refurb mark (the hex with an 'X' in it on the left side) and has been refinished (heavily!).
Joe"Never increase, beyond what is necessary, the number of entities required to explain anything." William of Ockham (1285-1349)
06-09-2012, 04:28 PM #5Senior Member
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I own one just like it..an Ishevsk 1945
06-09-2012, 04:34 PM #6
Izhevsk produced revolvers from 1942-1945 (maybe even 1946). 1942s are fairly rare as only about 15,000 were made. 1942s have several different varieties of side plate marks as do the 1943s (see the sideplate post: http://forums.gunboards.com/showthre...s-1941-to-1945)
This one has small import marks and importer added Roman letters, but wasn't refurbed. Like new condition.
Last edited by jleiper; 06-09-2012 at 05:45 PM."Never increase, beyond what is necessary, the number of entities required to explain anything." William of Ockham (1285-1349)
06-09-2012, 04:59 PM #7Junior Member
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I managed to pick up a non import Nagant. You can really tell the difference from the refinished ones.