Originally Posted by JonM
If your looking to load for the nagant the original cases need to be washed as the primers are corrosive. You only get 1-2 loadings at best before the cases split.
You can use a few modern cases but need to use plated bullets or clean the revolver every 25 shots in the cylinder retaining pin area or lead buildup will lock it up tighter than a vault door.
I havent investigated the rumor that the cases can be made from 30carbine brass.
I've heard that you can also use 32-20 brass.
I'm just wanting a fun range gun (especially since I don't have a handgun yet) and thought the Nagant sounded like a good option at $100. To bad it doesn't have cheap/plentiful ammo like it's cousin the Mosin.
I have also looked into a few other milsurp pistols (makarov, tokarov, ect) but I would have to order their ammo to, and it is not exactly cheap either.
I looked into a RIA 1911 in either 45 ACP or 9mm, but it is at the very limit of what I can afford right now. (possibly out of it)
Anybody have any suggestions for a low priced, cheap to feed pistol (revolver or semi)?
lol, if I can't cast bullets for the Nagant, at least I know what I need and how to do it for future revolvers.