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Old July 24, 2022, 09:37 AM   #1
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Anyone know about Gassers?

What I do know is that the beginning was an Austrian open-top, double action, 6 shooter in 11mm in about 1870. It evolved into a closed frame, then a hinged frame with simultaneous extraction similar to the S&W "frontier". I find no dates relating to when the changes occurred. My weird find is hinged frame with extraction similar to the old Galand revolvers. Top of frame is marked "Belgium". Guess they copied everything. Stranger yet, the top of the barrel is marked "for 44 Winchester cartridge". Yep. A 44-40 is a perfect fit. I expect it was to compete with Colt, S&W & Remington at a lower price. Also odd is that it's a 5 shooter. I read somewhere they went to Pancho Villa (Mexican Revolution). Never seen one before anywhere. Anyone know any history, like why or when? THANKS! BTW, tried to submit 3 photos & got error about "missing security token". SAY WHAT! Pics are in The High Road & Colt Forum, no problem.
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Old July 24, 2022, 05:13 PM   #3
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Othais & Mae have several bits on Gasser’s. Here’s one video -

https://youtu.be/EpYMhZjTDQk?t=6
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Old July 24, 2022, 05:42 PM   #4
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Keep an eye on the C&Rsenal channel if you have an interest in revolver history.
They are currently in the research phase for one of the deepest dives ever done to track development, and who was actually responsible for the designs that we saw get rolled into revolvers over time. (Nearly every time, the answer is not who we have thought it was for the last 80, 100, 150 years.)

There have been other deep dives in the past. But this one is on a scale like nothing before - digging deeper, with a wider field of vision.
With the resources available on the internet now, combined with physical patent and document searches in various countries' archives, there are already huge revelations being brought to light and recognized for the first time in 125+ years.
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