Brothers Emile + Léon NAGANT Liège Belgium 1859-1931



Fabrique d’armes Émile et Léon Nagant (Nagant)
Former type Private
Industry firearms
Fate Acquired
Founded 1859 in LiègeBelgium
Founder(s) Émile Nagant, Léon Nagant
Defunct 1931
Headquarters LiègeBelgium
Area served Worldwide
Products firearms
Parent Impéria
References: Major contributors to the design of the Mosin-Nagant service rifle by Russia and then by the USSR
1910 Nagant Phaeton

Nagant Phaeton 1910

The firm Fabrique d’armes Émile et Léon Nagant was established in 1859 in LiègeBelgium, to manufacture firearms.

Émile (born 1830) and Léon (born 1833) Nagant were brothers, and probably best known for their important contributions to the design of the Mosin-Nagant Russian service rifle, adopted in 1891. This introduction to the Tsar‘s military administration led to the adoption, in 1895, of the Nagant M1895 revolver as their standard-issue sidearm. By this time, Émile’s progressive blindness had led to his withdrawal from the firm which had been renamed “L. Nagant & Cie, Liège.”

1900 Nagant-Gobron 14-15 CV Type C Victoria fl3q1900 Nagant-Gobron 14-15 CV Type C Victoria fl3q

Car manufacture

Later, the firm moved to the manufacture of automobiles; Nagant made cars under licence of the French firm Rochet-Schneider. Nagant cars were made from 1900 to 1927 or 1928. The firm was taken over by Impéria in 1931.

1907 Nagant Monte Carlo 1907 Nagant 1907 nagant_1907

1907 Nagant Monte Carlo


1909 Nagant Type D 14slash16-HP

1910 Nagant b1910 Nagant

1914 Rochet-Schneider

1914 Rochet-Schneider



1921 Autosalon de Bruxelles a
1921 Autosalon de Bruxelles c

1921 Autosalon de Bruxelles b1

1921 Autosalon de Bruxelles b2 1921 Autosalon de Bruxelles d 1921 Autosalon de Bruxelles e1 1921 Autosalon de Bruxelles e2 1921 Autosalon de Bruxelles f1 1921 Autosalon de Bruxelles f2 1921 Autosalon de Bruxelles g1 1921 Autosalon de Bruxelles g2

1921 Autosalon de Bruxelles 1921 nagant sport 21 1923 Nagant 1932 Imperia 7 25hp 4cyl 1900cc Nagant with D'leteren bodywork is a sports tourer 1933 Minerva 6 cyl. — Schaerbeek Fire Brigade imperia-fabriek Logo Nagant Nagant nagant_logo oldtimer-nagant-liege

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