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Nagant revolver/ Axe combo

bullsi1911bullsi1911 ModeratorPosts: 12,044 Senior Member
edited December 2019 in General Firearms #1
A buddy that knows I love goofy guns sent this to me:


"Russian Nagant M1895 revolver with an attachment slot for an axe, developed in 1905 for the Russian Navy as a specialized revolver-axe combination for boarding enemy ships - the axe could be used as a shoulder stock for more accurate fire, or just as a regular axe."

Pic isn’t posting.  Hmm.. let me try that again:

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  • bullsi1911bullsi1911 Moderator Posts: 12,044 Senior Member

    To make something simple is a thousand times more difficult than to make something complex.
    -Mikhail Kalashnikov
  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 27,457 Senior Member
    By 1905 boarding any ship other than a merchant ship would be a pretty iffy proposition. Warships attempting to be boarded would have rifles, pistols, and MGs to deal with. Good thing about the axe is no reloading necessary, though.
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  • earlyagainearlyagain Posts: 7,928 Senior Member
    If you're shooting, the blade is poised for self mutilation. If chopping, the gun is pointed toward the user. 

    I once read that sand was scattered across the deck before battle to reduce slipping in the gore of the fight.
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 24,985 Senior Member
    I guess there were still a few wooden ships back then, where an axe might actually be useful? But now I've seen everything! Kinda cool.
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

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  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 7,642 Senior Member



    That’s insanely cool!!! 😎
  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 18,118 Senior Member


    I once read that sand was scattered across the deck before battle to reduce slipping in the gore of the fight.
    True.


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  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 25,126 Senior Member
    With the trigger pull on some of those, your better off with the AX
  • Big Al1Big Al1 Senior Member Posts: 8,501 Senior Member
    That pistol males the axe almost totally useless!
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 27,464 Senior Member
    edited December 2019 #10


    I’m not saying someone didn’t make that contraption. But, the practicality or actual deployment/acceptance by the military have GOT to be dubious. 
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 27,464 Senior Member
    edited December 2019 #11
    Ok........I’ve slept on it. 

    It’s growing on me. That thing is freaking cool. The attachment point seems well sculpted and lends one to believe that swinging the axe with gun attached was not the original intent. 

    Guns and choppy things. What’s not to love?

    I want. 
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • Uncle FesterUncle Fester Senior Member Posts: 1,569 Senior Member
    How many “features” does that thing have for banning purposes?  Our friends behind the lines in Cali need to know.
  • TugarTugar Senior Member Posts: 2,423 Senior Member
    You're going to need the axe. That thing looks harder to load and care for than a single action army.

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  • BigslugBigslug Senior Member Posts: 9,327 Senior Member
    Zee said:


    I’m not saying someone didn’t make that contraption. But, the practicality or actual deployment/acceptance by the military have GOT to be dubious. 
    Can't confirm or refute the legitimacy of the device, but remember we are talking about the CZARIST military here.
    WWJMBD?

    "Nothing is safe from stupid." - Zee
  • AntonioAntonio Senior Member Posts: 2,986 Senior Member
    Any high seas engagement using such contraption will cause more damage to the shooter than to the intended target by far.
  • bellcatbellcat Senior Member Posts: 2,036 Senior Member
    Is that the ‘semi-automatic’ version of the Nagant? I’m pretty sure I could do without the removable stock!
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