Originally developed and sold to the French military, the Russians took interest in the Galand design after the Franco-Prussian War, and Galand licensed his design to Nagant for sale to the Imperial Navy. Blade and notch sights, with "EM & L NAGANT A. LIEGE 1879" on the top flat and "C.F. GALAND/NVr BREVETE" on the left side. The cylinder is Liege proofed, with the signature sliding barrel and mobile extractor ring. Fitted with a pair of checkered grips and a lanyard swivel.
Fine with 70% of the blue finish, showing areas of brown patina, bright edge wear, mild spotting and scattered handling marks. The grips are also fine, with some dings and dents. The trigger does not reset automatically, otherwise mechanically functions fine.
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