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Old August 3, 2014, 01:56 PM   #1
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Off-Beat revolvers

Tell me about your Korth, Jans, Mateba, Rhino, etc., please!
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Old August 3, 2014, 02:00 PM   #2
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I've never seen a Single Action by any of those names. Maybe you should tell us more?

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Old August 3, 2014, 04:25 PM   #3
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The only place I've yet to see a Rhino is on the "Covert Affairs" tv show.
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Old August 3, 2014, 05:43 PM   #4
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I once owned a Webley-Fosbery 8 shot automatic revolver in .38 acp (9mm x 23). It was quite smooth and capable of placing 8 shots rapidly and accurately. It operated pretty much like any single action auto loading pistol. The hammer cocked it and the firing rotated the cylinder and recocked the hammer for the next round. It was well balanced, if a little on the heavy side.

It was quite similar to the Mauser Zig-Zag automatic revolver.
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Old August 3, 2014, 10:06 PM   #5
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And then there's Maurice:

http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2...-fed-revolver/

14-shot capacity with a six-shot revolver. One-off and weird and yes, partially built with a dremel tool...
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Old August 3, 2014, 10:50 PM   #6
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Ha ha, ok, that's a new one. Maurice may be the new official coolest gun ever.
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Old August 4, 2014, 09:00 AM   #7
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What?

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I hope you have a damned good explanation for 'once owned a Webley-Fosberry'
Probably the most awesome handgun ever known and star of some minor hollywood production to boot.
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Old August 4, 2014, 12:06 PM   #8
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Colt,

I'd bought the W-F .38 in a group of about a dozen guns from an estate. I was after a Winchester M21 and a 1914 Springfield 1911. The guns were being sold as a lot so I had no choice but to buy all or none.

The other guns were fluff, including the W-F. Kept it awhile for its uniqueness but it never really fit in with my areas of interest. Perhaps had it been in .455 or martially marked I'd have hung onto it.
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Old August 4, 2014, 01:39 PM   #9
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Maurice may be the new official coolest gun ever.
The barrel alone...inner piece is a section of Douglas Premium rifle barrel in .355" (9mm). Outer sleeve is from a 1980 Honda CB900c - a section of handlebar!



You can see the source handlebar on the ground in this shot, replaced with "flat-tracker type" lower bars. The stock bars turned out to be made of seamless stainless steel.

https://flic.kr/p/c6Cixj
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Old August 4, 2014, 02:15 PM   #10
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Short video on the Webly-Fosbery... (if allowed...)...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HSPIhHFtLX0
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Old August 4, 2014, 03:19 PM   #11
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The "Maurice" idea seems awfully familiar. Anyone checked with Rollin White lately? I think it is a one off that will go nowhere; it has no real purpose.

As for magazine fed revolvers, how about the Dardick, which really was a magazine fed revolver?

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Old August 4, 2014, 03:40 PM   #12
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Don't know how "offbeat" some of you may consider this, but I have a nifty French revolver called "Le Formidable." Slightly larger than an Iver Johnson .32 top break, it's chambered for 8mm Lebel.

I have some Fiocchi cartridges, but I haven't gotten enough nerve up yet to shoot it. (Although it is very well made.)
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Old August 4, 2014, 05:37 PM   #13
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How about a Dan Wesson .38.



Yes a 'Little Dan".

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Old August 4, 2014, 05:59 PM   #14
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The Dardick - was that the "Tround" gun? That was a weird, but cool, design. Kind of a firearm version of the Mazda wankel engine.

I don't think of it as a revolver though - but I guess it kind of is.
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Old August 4, 2014, 06:12 PM   #15
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I once owned a Webley-Fosbery 8 shot automatic revolver in .38 acp (9mm x 23).
.38 Auto is not the same cartridge as 9x23. SAAMI lists them separately, and almost all the dimensions are different.
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Old August 4, 2014, 06:43 PM   #16
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Agula--

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The metric designation for the round is 9×23mmSR (SR—Semi Rimmed)
--Barnes, Frank C. (2006) [1965]. Skinner, Stan, ed. Cartridges of the World (11th ed.). Iola, WI, USA: Gun Digest Books. pp. 328, 338
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Old August 4, 2014, 07:35 PM   #17
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Don't know how "offbeat" some of you may consider this, but I have a nifty French revolver called "Le Formidable." Slightly larger than an Iver Johnson .32 top break, it's chambered for 8mm Lebel.

I have some Fiocchi cartridges, but I haven't gotten enough nerve up yet to shoot it. (Although it is very well made.)
No, you don't.

What your revolver shoots is called 8MM FRENCH ORDNANCE. It looks like THIS:



8mm Lebel, which is a centerfire RIFLE cartridge, looks like THIS:



See the difference?? Remember, ignorance starts with YOU my friend. If anything grinds my gears it's improper nomenclature of firearms and cartridges.
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Old August 4, 2014, 08:32 PM   #18
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How about a couple of Merwin Hulberts?

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Old August 4, 2014, 09:32 PM   #19
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Manuhrin MR-73 revolver. .357 Magnum


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Old August 4, 2014, 09:40 PM   #20
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AWESOME! I love Manuhrin revolvers. Aren't they still used in France and or Germany for police/swat work?
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Old August 4, 2014, 11:33 PM   #21
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I handled a Rhino at a gun shop last week - gah.
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Old August 4, 2014, 11:39 PM   #22
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Not really to off beat, but here is my Astra 44. Since this picture was taken I have removed the bead sight and installed fiber-optic front sight.

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Old August 5, 2014, 05:52 AM   #23
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No, you don't.

What your revolver shoots is called 8MM FRENCH ORDNANCE. It looks like THIS:
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See the difference?? Remember, ignorance starts with YOU my friend. If anything grinds my gears it's improper nomenclature of firearms and cartridges.

What my revolver shoots is the 8mm Modele d'Ordonnance, designed for the 1892 Modele d'Ordonnance revolver and it's predecessors. Or were you unaware that there were French revolvers chambered for this round prior to the adoption of the 1892?

Seems as though the late Clinton Ezell, W.H.B. Smith, Geoffrey Boothroyd, Frank Barnes et. al, are all ignorant as well, since they seem to think that "8mm Lebel" is synonymous with that round.

No doubt you are one of those people who get upset when someone calls a magazine a "clip," too.

And what grinds my gears is some anally retentive pedant who presumes to call others ignorant.

Learn what you are talking about before you call someone else "ignorant."
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Old August 5, 2014, 11:28 AM   #24
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Skidder, that's great - but you gotta put that front brass bead back ON the gun - that's what really set that dude apart!
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Old August 5, 2014, 11:45 AM   #25
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Not all that unusual compared to many that have been mentioned, but here's my Webley Mk. IV.

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