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An experiment in powder burn rates and barrel length ran off the road and into a ditch when the M91/30 Nagant with 28 3/4″ barrel and a M38 with 20 1/4″ barrel produced chronograph readings of 2,629 fps and 2,657 fps. The shorter barrel gun, by 8 1/2″, produced 28 fps higher velocity with the…

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