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Old 11-27-2014, 07:38 PM
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One of the more interesting facts - swing out or auto-eject revolvers were disqualified in the 1892 tests automatically because the Russians thought, like the Americans around 1900, that combat would be quick and short and auto-ejecting revolvers would be too expensive and too heavy and complex.

To be fair, the Russians were right about the cost and weight factor. A "nice" revolver is about $750 to $1250 these days, like a S&W or .357 or .44. A Ruger would be $500+. The deigns haven't changed much since the early 1900s. And when I held a M1895 and a S&W .45ACP M25, the Nagant was a lot lighter, though the S&W handled good.
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