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Lot 2654: Imperial 1891 Nagant Pressure Test Rifle with Accessories

Imperial Russian Mosin Nagant Model 1891 Bolt Action Pressure Test Rifle with Accessories

Auction Date: December 1, 2018

Lot 2654: Imperial 1891 Nagant Pressure Test Rifle with Accessories

Imperial Russian Mosin Nagant Model 1891 Bolt Action Pressure Test Rifle with Accessories

Auction Date: December 1, 2018

Estimated Price: $1,100 - $1,600
Price Realized:

Imperial Russian Mosin Nagant Model 1891 Bolt Action Pressure Test Rifle with Accessories

Manufacturer: Russian
Model: 1891
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 7.62x54 R
Barrel: 31 1/2 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip:
Stock: hardwood
Item Views: 6795
Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 294
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun
Description:

Manufactured in 1910 as an octagon receiver Imperial Russian Nagant, this rifle has been outfitted for performing pressure testing of service cartridges. A thick steel collar is installed over the chamber, with a port drilled into the barrel and a threaded opening that can accept either a solid plug or a pistol apparatus (both included). The plug completely blocks the port for conventional firing, and the piston apparatus redirects gas pressure from discharging cartridges to crush copper cylinders (eleven included). The deformation of copper under pressure was a known variable, and test rigs on similar principles were used by multiple military forces. Blade front and folding ladder rear sights, matching numbers on the ring and plug, and a smooth straight wrist stock dated "1910" and fitted with a brown leather sling.

Rating Definition:

Very fine, with 85% of the original blue finish, showing areas of brown patina, as well as mild handling marks, edge wear and spotting. The stock is also very fine, with some scratches and dents. Mechanically excellent.



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