Nagant ammo?

Discussion in 'Revolver Handguns' started by mdemotte, Mar 28, 2012.

  1. mdemotte

    mdemotte New Member

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    Im having a tuff time finding Nagant 38r ammo. I heard and read .32 sw long works just fine... Just needs more cleaning after a few boxes. Has anyone successfully fired .32 sw through a nagant revolver?
     
  2. flyspooky

    flyspooky New Member

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    I have not, but I understand there is a company which makes replacement Nagant cylinders chambered in 32S&W which are supposed to be fairly easy to swap in. MidwayUSA carries them. No first-hand experience though
     

  3. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    it does work but cleaning is a real must as it will lead up the front of the cylinder and shooting more than 30 at a time without deleading the parts will make it nearly impossibly to get the cylinder off.

    you can alleviate that by hunting for or reloading 32sw long with jacketed bullets.
     
  4. m72law

    m72law New Member

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    My 7.62 nagant will shoot 32 S&W longs,32 H&R mags & (32-20 brass resized using 7.62x38mmr dies,not real cost effective),7.62x38r...I have a 32acp cylinder for the nagant,but i have not tried it. Always wear eye protection when shooting any ammo out of this revolver;)

    If you can shoot this revolver good,you can shoot anything,better:D
     
  5. Durangokid

    Durangokid New Member

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    Cabelas has the ammo in the stores. The price is not bad around $22 bucks for 50 rds. :)
     
  6. mdemotte

    mdemotte New Member

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    Thanks for all the help! southern ohio looks like a heck of a bargain!! I ll have to call and see how much shipping charges will be.
     
  7. cuate

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    Well, for the guys that enjoy reloading and shooting their 1895 Nagant , 7.62X38r pistols where there is a will there is a way...I reload my fired Privi brass with RCBS .30 Carbine dies and .32 85 gr. Hornady JHP bullets resized to .309...I just got my Lee Nagant dies and some .32-20 Starline brass, waiting for some .32 of the same type to come in and reload those. Should they not fit the Nagant cylinders , a pass back through the sizing die should do, I had to do that with the Privi Nagant brass using .312 not resized
    .32s..... .309 sized bullets are too small for 32-20 cases seems like.
     
  8. mdemotte

    mdemotte New Member

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    J&G finally has some in stock too!! Great price too! Gonna have to hoard some! Thanks for the reloading info! I