M1895 Nagant Followup: Manuals

It isn’t unusual for me to learn additional things about a particular gun from various folks after I write a post, which sometimes calls for an addendum to my original post or article. Well, after seeing Monday’s video on the M1895 Nagant revolver, a reader named Robert was kind enough to send me a collection of original Russian documentation for the weapon. They are all in Russian – which I don’t read – so I may get a few of these details wrong. All the files are available for download as PDFs.

First up, a 1901 armorer’s manual (14 pages, truncated):

M1895 Nagant Armorers' Manual (Russian,1901)
M1895 Nagant Armorers’ Manual (Russian,1901)

Note that the revolver is often referred to as a “3-line revolver” – the “line” is an archaic Russian unit of measurement equal to one tenth of an inch (or 2.54mm). You will also see the Mosin-Nagant rifle described as a 3-line rifle; this is equivalent to the US designation of “Rifle, Cal. 30”.

Anyway, next up is a document entitled “Instructions for Receiving and Making 3-Line Revolvers M1895” (typed, no pictures, and dated 1927):

Instructions for Receiving and Making 3-Line Revolvers M1895 (Russian, 1927)
Instructions for Receiving and Making 3-Line Revolvers M1895 (Russian, 1927)

Following that, a 67-page section of a technical repair manual for the M1895 (and the TT33 automatic pistol), clipped out from a larger document. I don’t have a date for this one, but it must be post-1930, since it includes information on the Tokarev pistol:

 

M1895 Nagant and TT33 Repair Manual (Russian)
M1895 Nagant and TT33 Repair Manual (Russian)

Finally, we have a trio of operators’ manuals covering both the Nagant revolver and the Tokarev automatic. The 1940 and 1950 editions are truncated and do not include all the Tokarev information (and the 1950 has a couple torn pages), and the 1954 edition is complete.

M1895 Nagant and TT30 Manual (Russian, 1940)
M1895 Nagant and TT30 Manual (Russian, 1940)
M1895 Nagant and TT33 Repair Manual (Russian, 1950)
M1895 Nagant and TT33 Repair Manual (Russian, 1950)
M1895 Nagant Revolver and TT33 Tokarev manual (Russian, 1954)
M1895 Nagant Revolver and TT33 Tokarev manual (Russian, 1954)