The Nagant M1895 Revolver is a seven-shot, gas-seal revolver designed and produced by Belgian industrialist Léon Nagant for the Russian Empire. The Nagant M1895 is chambered for a proprietary cartridge, 7.62x38R, and featured an unusual gas-seal system in which the cylinder moved forward when the gun was cocked to close the gap between the cylinder and the barrel, providing a boost to the muzzle velocity of the fired projectile, and allows the weapon to be silenced, an unusual ability for a revolver. The cartridge has a long case with a tapered mouth and the bullet is seated inside the case below the cartridge case rim. The distinctive shape and name helped it achieve cult status in Russia as well as becoming highly collectible in the US. This double-action revolver features checkered wooden grips with a lanyard ring and a fixed blade front sight with a rear notch. Its grips and metal are in good condition and its bore is in very good condition.