Nagant Target pistol

In the Gun Lab reference collect is a Nagant target revovler. This one is a Model 2 MTs-4. This pistol came about when shooters complained about the balance of the original MTs-4, first model.

In the ten years,1956 through 1966, that the various versions of the MTs-4 were produces approximately 8,200 were made. Making it a nice addition to any Nagant collection.


DSC_1360sYou can see the movement of the cylinder when the hammer is cocked.





DSC_1365sRight side for the pistol grip.

DSC_1363csThe front sight is adjustable for elevation.


DSC_1373csThere is no ejector rod or carrier. The cartridges would have to be removed with an separate tool.

DSC_1377csThis photo shows the material removed from under the barrel to improve the balance of the pistol. It also allows for clearance for the shorter cylinder axle retaining pin.

DSC_1375csA couple of views of the rear sight. The framed was heavily modified to make the new sight.

DSC_1362csYou can see the clearance of the hammer spur in the grips.

DSC_1366sThe new rear sight that was built up on the pistol.

DSC_1407csA closer look at the rear sight. The rear sight was horizontally adjustable

DSC_1408csYou can find additional information on Russian weapons at:

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2 comments to Nagant Target pistol

  • I Have just come across your website after watching a video on youtube about how a man with a goatee beard and ponytail, did a chamber conversion to .308 winchester on a ww2 yugoslav mauser. Brilliant video good explaining of all machining. The only thing is could you do the videos in 720p as they would be a lot clearer. P.S YOUR WEBSITE ROCKS IT IS FANTASTIC KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK. THANKS ONCE AGAIN REGARDS ROB….

  • Dan

    Hi! Do you happen to know if there is anyone or anywhere that could help me acquire this target nagant-styled grips? With the 1895 being so widely produced, you’d think at least the grips would be produced by someone, even if it wasn’t part of these guns you’re referring to that were latest made.




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