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The Nagant M1895 Revolver is a seven-shot, gas-seal revolver designed and produced by Belgian industrialist Léon Nagant for the Russian Empire. It is chambered for a proprietary cartridge, 7.62×38mmR, and features an unusual "gas-seal" system, in which the cylinder moves forward when the gun is cocked, to close the gap between the cylinder and the barrel, providing a boost to the muzzle velocity of the fired projectile and allowing the weapon to be suppressed.
The Pieper M1893 revolver carbine (only available to the Pilot and Tanker classes) is built around the same action as the Nagant revolver.
— In-game description
The Nagant Revolver is a weapon introduced in Battlefield 1: In the Name of the Tsar expansion for all infantry classes.
Unlike all other revolvers currently in the game, the Nagant M1895 holds 7 shots in its cylinder instead of the ordinary 6 shots found on other revolvers.
Like most other class-specific revolvers, the Nagant uses a loading gate, meaning that spent cartridges have to be extracted and replaced individually, yielding a very slow reload time.
If the player, however, empties the cylinder completely (fires all 7 shots), the character will pull out the center bar and detach the entire cylinder unit from the frame and replace it with a another, pre-loaded cylinder. This allows all cartridges to be replaced in a single action (similar to the No. 3 Revolver) and makes the Nagant revolver currently the only revolver that can be selectively reloaded either per-cartridge or in a single action.
- When reloading single cartridges, the player character may randomly alternate between removing spent casing with the ejector rod, shaking them out of the cylinder with their left hand or pushing it out with their right index finger.