|blank cell||Nagant M1895 Revolver|
|CALIBER||7.62mm Type P|
|RATE OF FIRE||3 per 2 rounds|
|MAGAZINE CAPACITY||7 rounds|
|BASE RANGE||15 yards|
|COMBAT USE: SMERSH, NKVD, Red Army support troops and tank crews, Soviet police|
The standard issue sidearm for the Russian military since the days of the Czar, the Nagant revolver had been superceded by the Tokarev automatic by the beginning of the Great Patriotic War. The Nagant was unusual among revolvers due to its "gas seal" operation, which prevents the gas leaking between the cylinder and the barrel when fired. Designed to increase muzzle velocity, this also allowed the Nagant to be among the few revolvers that could be effectively fitted with a silencer, which the NKVD did with their Secret Police Version. A short-barrelled model of the Nagant revolver, the Secret Police Version was standard issue for both NKVD and Stalin's private bodyguard. The silenced Nagant would have proved an excellent assasination tool for Smersh agents, as, unlike a automatic pistol, a revolver leaves no ejected shells for forensics to identify.