Nagant revolver

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  1. soundguy

    soundguy Well-Known Member

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    the turning down or filing at the base has me worried on that one.. i may leave that one for those more experienced.

    interesting idea though.
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    Mineral spirits and some small paint brushes work for me. Blow it dry with compressed air, oil it, blow it off again and you're done.
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    I used mineral spirts and a small paint brush,,,worked great!!! I ended up with a 1944 and a 1945 Izzy, both in great shape and no ugly placed import marks. While I had them all apart I did a little trigger work on them (as shown on some u-tube videos) and the actions are nice and smooth. My 1000 round tin of surplus ammo is supposed to be delievered tommorrow and hope to be at the range this weekend to try them out. I found out that the army surplus ammo has a steel core. I sure hope the range don't mind as its a releativly low velocity round. Now the research is on how I'll be reloading. There seems to be lots of different ways to skin that cat!
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    I've heard that the 32 ACP cylinders are off the market because 32 ACP was too hard on the Nagant's forcing cone, which is normally protected by the extended Nagant cartridge case.

    32 ACP is harder on the gun than 32 Long because it uses a jacketed bullet at a higher velocity than 32 Long. Almost all factory 32 Long ammo uses soft swaged lead bullets.

    I have not been able to find a cite for the 32 ACP cylinders being gone, though, so it might be just a rumor.
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    That could be why I can't find any. The 2 sites that I did find them listed have them as "not in stock".
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    As far as ammo, at one time Nagant ammo was rare and had to ordered at 45 bucks a box. Now it seems to be everywhere and in price comparison to 32 S&W and .32 magnum, there is no reason not to use the correct ammo. JMHO:)
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    m1 as in carbine?
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    Boil some water.
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    Yup, just run it enough into the m1 carbine taper crimp die to taper the case, this is what holds the bullet in, that way you still get the gas seal. The surplus ammo is loaded this way, not like the prvi stuff with the extreme crimp.
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    iaw some at a gun show tha had a sloping taper crimp vs the weird indented shoulder crimp i have seen in some other loads..
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    I went the cheap&esy route and got the Lee Nagant die set, and set up a turret for my press for it. 300 pieces of .32-20 brass should last the rest of my shooting life. No, it does NOT do the gas seal - which is totally unnecessary anyway. Far less trouble not having to figure a way to do the funky crimp - loads lke any other revolver cartridge. A buddy casts our bullets, and Magtech makes some good cast lead 98 grain bullets too. Very economical to load and shoot. Nearly as cheap as a .22LR revolver to shoot these days.
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    Is this something you heard or experienced? I shoot 32 longs all the time in mine and they are the most accurate rounds I have fired from mine. I do not get lead shearing and have fired 3 50 round boxes at times and no so called lock up. Not saying it wont happen, but it dont in my copy. I also do the scotch tape trick to get the cases to fill the chamber better. It works perfect. I also shoot 32HR mags from mine with zero problems. I also have a bunch of the 108 grain flat tip fmj and 88 grain fmj rn. Both have alot more power than the privi or fiocchi loads that are barely 32 long power level.

    I use mine with the longs for rabbit hunting and have been known to shoot coons with 32HR mags with 85 grain XTPs at 1167fps, about the same power as the Russian surplus fmj stuff.

    Its a fun gun for sure and they are cheap. Everyone should own one!
  14. soundguy

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    please expound on the scotch tape trick?

    paper patching .. or similar?
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    It sounds like wrapping the case so it doesn't expand and stick to the inside of the cylinder
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