Model Mauser Single Shot Pistol

Pistol loaded and ready to fire. Note the short hammer travel. Pistol fired, all parts at rest.

in the cylinder wall. During the act of cocking, the stud operating in the cut brought the cylinder around the distance of one chamber and lined the chamber up with the mouth of the barrel.

Samuel Colt developed a cylinder revolving on this general system. It was never produced in quantity, however. The English Webley-Fosbey Automatic Revolver and the U. S. Union Arms Company Automatic Revolver also used modifications of this cylinder system.

Beretta Pistol 1959

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