Nagant M in 1893 Norwegian
In 1887, the Swedish army is adopting revolver Nagant M 1887 and orders his Belgian production company Revolver brothers «Fabrique d'Armes Emile et Leon Nagant» (arms factory Emil and Leon Nagant), where it was created. This revolver is a modification of the Belgian sample Nagant M 1886 9.4 mm caliber and any special design features had not. The main difference between the Swedish sample was the use of 7.5-mm revolver cartridge with smokeless powder and characteristic external difference is the change in shape of the head and fly-rod ejection port of the drum, and narrowed the front part of the frame.
Nagant M 1893 Norwegian
View on the fly
In those days, the Kingdom of Sweden and Norway are included, so together with the Swedish military experts it is quite simple and cheap and at the same time a powerful personal weapon noticed Norwegian experts gunsmiths. Soon slightly modified 7.5-mm revolver Nagan adopted into service in Norway under the designation Nagant M 1893.
Norwegian model, which has become known as the name Nagant M 1893 Norwegian, constructively is a complete copy of the Swedish model Nagant M 1887, in which the most significant difference was in the modified semi-circular shape flies instead of rectangular.
Norwegian Armed Forces received 12,964 revolver, most of which were produced in the company of brothers Nagant Liege, Belgium, 350 - in the Swedish Husqvarna and very few Norwegian factory in Kongsberg. Nagant revolvers covered all the requirements of the Norwegian army for many years and have been replaced by semi-automatic fully automatic weapons only after the Second World War.
Along with the popularity of
Nagant revolvers in Europe at the beginning of the 1890s, and became interested in Latin America. At the same time in the company of brothers Nagan revolver was developed for shipments to Brazil and Argentina, which also had the name Nagant M 1893.
This revolver as well as the European model of the sample in 1887 and 1893, was based on the Belgian revolver Nagant M 1886. However, it was significantly different from the Norwegian revolver Nagant M 1893.
Nagant M 1893 Brazilian
Revolvers shipped to Brazil, intended chambered 11,2 x20 R (.44 Nagant Brazilian), and in Argentina - chambered 11,2 x22 R (.440 Nagant Argentinian) and were similar in design Nagant M 1886. Had framed and fly as the Belgian model 1886, stock-ejector - Swedish (Norwegian) sample and easier to manufacture drum with a smooth surface.
| Norwegian || Brazilian || Argentinian |
| Caliber, mm || 7.5h23 || 11.2h20 || 11.2h22 |
| Length mm || 235 || 235 || 235 |
| length |
| 114 || 114 || 114 |
| Weight |
| 0.770 || 0.980 || 0.980 |
| Drum, |
| 6 || 6 || 6 |
| Sighting |
| 50 || 50 || 50 |
Nagant revolvers sample 1893 have solid one-piece frame. On the left side of the frame is removable steel cover repeating base shape handle and designed for easy inspection and maintenance mechanisms weapons. In the frame arms screwed octagonal steel barrel. Under the barrel, on the movable sleeve is located rod-ejector sleeves, in firing position located in the axis of the drum. Trigger C-shaped. Trigger guard - moving and, if necessary, goes down. Cheeks handle revolver fastened together with a screw. Steel butt plate convex oval handle, reinforced with movable ring for safety cord.
Sights consist of open-type flies at the muzzle and the rear sight in the form of a long sighting groove on top of the box, ending its ornamental sight.
hammer-type firing mechanism with open trigger, double action.
Food weapons carried by a cylindrical drum with six of the bolt. Equips drum through a hinged door to the right and down, on the right side weapons. Removal of spent cartridges from the drum shall be held alternately by means of the ejector rod-axis of the drum rotated around the trunk with his sleeve, and with the door open.
Nagant M 1893 Argentinian
Produced by the German firm Simson & Co Suhl