The 39 Steps to Choosing a Weapon for 1930s Characters

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M1895 Nagant

-37 Anglo-American; -3 Automatic; 7 Powerful; -5 Modern and -18 Stylish.

Continental - Revolver - Powerful

The M1895 Nagant, used by Russia in both world wars, is typical of the increasingly-obsolescent revolvers still in use by European powers.  Its most notable characteristic is its unique gas-seal system, achieved by combining special cartidges with an unusual cylinder-mechanism.  This system, designed to give slightly higher muzzle velocities, also had the effect of making the revolver one of only a handful compatible with a silencer, potential not lost on Soviet secret police and intelligence agencies.

Calibre: 7.62x38mmR

Magazine: 7-round cylinder

Introduced: 1895

Some of the other revolvers in use in Europe were the French M1892 (8x27mmSR, 6-round cylinder, introduced 1892), the Austro-Hungarian Rast & Gasser m1898 (8.1x27mm, 8-round cylinder, introduced 1898), the German Mauser M1883 Reichsrevolver (10.6x25R, 6-round cylinder, introduced 1883), the Italian Bodeo M1889 (10.35mm Glisenti, 6-round cylinder, introduced 1889) and the Swiss Schmidt M1882/29 (7.5mm, 6-round cylinder, introduced 1929).

Their Analysis (Vertical line = Average)

  • Anglo-American Distribution

    They scored -37% on Anglo-American, higher than 7% of your peers.

  • Automatic Distribution

    They scored -3% on Automatic, higher than 32% of your peers.

  • Powerful Distribution

    They scored 7% on Powerful, higher than 43% of your peers.

  • Modern Distribution

    They scored -5% on Modern, higher than 39% of your peers.

  • Stylish Distribution

    They scored -18% on Stylish, higher than 38% of your peers.

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