Bolt-action, internal magazine-fed, the Nagant Sniper rifle is a military rifle, developed by the Imperial Russian Army in in(sic) the late 1800s, and used by the armed forces of the Russian Empire, the Soviet Union and virtually every country that received military aid from the Soviet Union, China, and Eastern Europe during the Cold War. It is one of the most mass produced military bolt action rifles in history, and much like the AK rifle, it has shown up in various conflicts around the world, despite its age and obsolescence. If you could consider a sniper rifle as part of a national army's weapon, then the Nagant is the longest continuously serving firearm in history, at more than 120 years and counting.
The Nagant sniper rifle is a primary weapon added with the Gage Historical Pack. It is similar in damage and ammo capacity to the R93.
The Nagant is most comparable to the R93 in terms of its stats. It's capable of higher concealment with a slightly higher rate of fire, giving it greater overall damage output. However, it is also constrained by its slightly smaller magazine and total ammo.
Much like the Platypus 70, the Nagant has an optional iron sight. When used, it replaces the default scope with a regular, fairly unobstructed ironsight.
This suppressor did actually exist. Mass production of the "Bramit" was started in mid-1941, just in time for the Continuation War. Since the exhaust control was accomplished with rubber seals instead of a machined metal maze, it could only sustain 50 shots or so before the its innards were ruined - even with the special reduced-load rounds that only had 30% of the original muzzle velocity. They were distributed in limited amounts to partisans, specialist scouts and other clandestine Soviet units.
Although the main flashlight has a toggle switch, the laser sight component of the LED Combo is pressure-activated, meaning the laser will stay on as long as the pressure switch is depressed. This switch is not placed where it should be, however (on foregrips, magazine wells, etc...) and is instead ziptied to the main taclight, leaving no plausible mean for the user to toggle it without awkwardly moving their off hand off the weapon and gripping the attachment itself.
While aiming down sights with this gadget, the bullets will land directly on the tiny circle of the sight, not above it. In other words, obscure your target with the small circle to it. While hip firing, the sight lines up relatively close to target, allowing easy hip fire shots at close range. However, sniper rifles overall suffer from an extremely large hipfire cone of fire; aiming down sights is highly recommended.
The Angled Sight can be installed along with another sniper scope, and does not replace the default sniper scope if installed without one.
Requires a pre-installed sight mod to mount. The magnification level can be changed while aiming down the sights, and the aiming FOV will automatically adjust itself. Not compatible with the Acough Optic, Military Red Dot, Milspec Scope, Combat Sight, Reconnaissance Sight, Theia Magnified Scope, Box Buddy Sight, the JP36's Original Sight or the GROM or Platypus 70's iron sights
Upon release, the default reticle of this sight was a chevron instead of the retail version's red dot. After the release of the Gage Mod Courier DLC, it was reverted to the regular sight's red dot.
It is functionally the same as the standard Military Red Dot Sight, but the sight's casing is tan instead of black with the line "A-10" scrawled on near the adjustment knob. The sticker on the lens cap's interior also says "I <3 Payday" instead of having a picture of an American flag.
This sight was based on the Aimpoint CompM2 optic. While it is portrayed as a high-zoom scope in-game, the CompM2 is actually a reflex sight, meaning it offers no magnification in reality.
In its original setup, this is your standard high spec telescopic sight, but it's been fitted with some auxiliary software and hardware, which adds the following functions:
Range Finder Allows you to accurately measure distances up to 200m, displayed on the actual unit and in the reticle. Practical use for this is dubious at best considering that bullets in Payday 2 use hitscan mechanics and have no simulated gravity or windage effects. Furthermore, very few in game locations exist where targets can be engaged from even remotely close to 200 meters away. However, it can be extremely helpful in obtaining the Far, Far Away achievement, as it makes identifying enemies that are at 40m or further much easier.
Auto-Tagger In stealth, the scope will automatically tag any enemy you sweep your sights over, and once the alarm has been sounded, it'll auto-tag specials. This acts similarly to the effects of High Value Target Aced, and having the skill will also cause the increased damage and mark duration.
Note: Due to a bug in the current version of the game, this scope is unable to mark enemies in stealth. This is not intended.
The Theia Magnified Scope's in-game optic is extremely simplified compared to the real BORS. The system, when paired with a magnification scope, would show indications of humidity, environmental temperature, barometric pressure and projectile elevation/depression for precise compensation, which the in-game scope lacks, though seeing as every sniper rifle in the game uses a hitscan system to determine shot placement, the other miscellaneous functionalities are likely not needed.
When aiming down the sight, there is a dim "Y" above the "M" that stands for meters. This dimmed letter would stand for Yards, a different unit of distance measurement. Since the game only uses the metric system, the reason for this being there isn't exactly clear.
The Theia Magnified Scope currently has the largest magnification in the game.
In Greek mythology, Theia was the Titan goddess of sight and shining light of the clear blue sky.
The method of obtaining the sight is ironic to an almost bizarre degree as it's intended for precision shots at long range and not for something that in reality would be haphazard to the point of being insane (i.e. Zip-line Rifling).
Despite being based upon a dedicated night scope with tinted lens, the Box Buddy Sight provides the same clear sight picture as any other optic in the game when aimed through during daytime or in areas with bright lighting.
There is an inaccuracy in the weapon's model; in real life, the Mosin–Nagant has a small notch at the end of the cocking knob (the part of the bolt closest to you when firing) that allows for the adjustment of the firing pin's depth as well as a pair of notches indicating the factory setting. This is missing from the in-game model.
The barrel markings are inconsistent with its appearance, most closely resembling those for the M91 made by the Imperial Tula Ordnance Factory between 1892 and 1912.
The in-game use of the name Nagant, or even "Mosin-Nagant" for that matter, is highly unusual. From a technical point of view the rifle that came to be called "Mosin–Nagant" (or "Nagant–Mosin") is the design proposed by Mosin, as further amended by Mosin with some details being borrowed from Nagant's design, such as the idea of fixing the magazine baseplate spring to the floorplate and the chamber design that supports stripper clip loading, neither of which would hamper the rifle's operation at all were they to be removed from it.
The Nagant is the first sniper rifle to be able to use iron sights.
When sighted in, the weapon does not 'move' the same way other weapons do when using the ironsights. All other weapons' sights will disalign when moving the aimpoint, whereas the Nagant's sights will remain aligned.
It is rather odd for any optic in general aside from the Theia Magnified Scope and the Nagant's Iron Sights to impose a Concealment reduction considering the size of the default scope.
The announcement page description of the Nagant states that it is the longest continuously serving firearm in history. This is slightly incorrect, however, as the Mosin–Nagant was effectively superseded by various modern rifles since the ending of the Cold War and collapse of the USSR (1891 - 1991; 100 years) and to this day are only reserved for training and ceremonial purposes. The British Brown Bess musket is the longest-serving service rifle in military history with a service record of 145 years (1720 - 1865).
Other than for balancing's sake, the Nagant's in-game price is astronomically inflated compared to the cost of a real Mosin-Nagant today, with most copies usually selling for only approximately $60 (an M4A1 on average sells for around $700), if not much, much less, owing to its general abundance and simplicity.
The Nagant reloads with six-round stripper clips despite the weapon only holds five, and it is always reloaded with a whole clip regardless of how many rounds are left in the magazine. A more accurate representation would be for the player character to either reload the weapon one bullet at a time, reload it with a partial clip if not currently empty, or only fully load with a five-round clip when the magazine has no bullets left.
The Nagant is the only gun added in the Gage Historical Pack that does not have a mod that turns it into a certain gun from the Star Wars franchise.