1926 nagant revolver questions
Ok, So a buddy of mine has a 1926 nagant revolver. I went with him to a gun show about a year ago with the intent of him finding a nagant revolver. We poked around and I found one on a table for $150. It came with 2 cylinders one in .32 acp the other in 7.62 nagant.
After looking it over I told him the barrel is pretty pitted and he should look else where for one with a better barrel. But he had to have it. So I said I guess it's fair. Seeing as it came with the extra cylinder and it was his dollar.
So after trying to find 7.62 nagant ammo, then shooting it at the range he desided to get a new barrel for it. He ordered one from buymilsurp.com and it came promptly. him not being a gunsmith or I. He tried to put the new barrel on.
Seems the thing just wont screw in all the way. I think it may be in there and crossed threaded into the frame. Need less to say the front sight is now canted to the right and he also chewed up the dove tail so now you can't even put the front sight in. In short it is a wreck, but fixable.
My question would be:
Where is a good place to find a new barrel that would fit the 1926 model? Seeing as the one he bought didn't.
Where can you get 7.62 nagant that isn't $40 a box!?
Should I make him an offer and take it off his hands?
What would be a good offer?