Was thinking recently, and I came up with an idea... Is it feasible, or ludicrous??
1. Buy Nagant 7.62x29 revolver.
2. Duplicate the wheel 1cm longer, or get a spare wheel and use a 1mm end piece and taper a bit wider at the end...
3. elongate the frame 1cm for fitting said wheel.
4. Run 7.62x39!!!
Would it work?
My theory behind this:
7.62x29 and 7.62x39 seem to be no different aside from the round and the length of the case... They both seem to have the same taper to the case, and dimensions aside from length. Also, the bullets between the two are a bit different, but I wouldn't think any (or much) different in width...
So in theory, all it'd take to chamber 7.62x39 in the Nagant revolver is a longer mag wheel...
Maybe I'm just a n00bsauce and need a good cartridge lecture... If that's the case, please teach me!