Model Mauser Single Shot Pistol

(1) Right side view, action closed.

(2) Right side view with action open and cartridge inserted in chamber. Note that the act of opening the pistol to load drives back the concealed hammer and cocks the mainspring.

tion. This also was a single action revolver. The act of cocking the hammer caused a ball shape protuberance at the lower end of the hammer to thrust forward a guide and compress the mainspring.

The really unusual feature of this design, however, was the method of revolving the cylinder. This was effected by a zig-zag series of cuts

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