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Domestic projects of silent revolvers: limited success

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Domestic projects of silent revolvers: limited success
Revolver of the Nagant system with a silencer br. Mitins. Photo Warspot.ru


Since the twenties of the last century, the Soviet military and gunsmiths have shown great interest in the topic of reducing the volume of a shot. They were going to find promising solutions that made it possible to make any available quieter weapon, incl. revolvers. The first solutions of this kind appeared at the end of the decade, and later new projects were developed based on other ideas.

Silenced revolver


The first domestic design of a silent firing device for a revolver was developed in 1929 by designers V.G. and I.G. Mitin. The BraMit (Mitin Brothers) product was intended for use on a standard Red Army revolver of the Nagant system. In the future, this design was developed and was adapted for use with other weapons, including the Mosin rifle.


"BraMite" sectional view. Graphics Nagant.info

"BraMit" was notable for its sufficient simplicity of design. The main part was a cylindrical body with a length of just over 100 mm and a diameter of approx. 20 mm with a set of internal dividers. On the latter, rubber washers with X-shaped slots were fixed. The device was mounted on the barrel of a revolver; for shooting, a cartridge with a new pointed bullet should be used. Such a bullet could pass through the slot in the washer, leaving powder gases behind.

Silencer br. Mitinykh showed himself well in the tests. He trapped the powder gases and did not allow them to form a sound wave. The movable drum, in turn, eliminated the formation of noise due to the breakthrough of gases through the breech of the barrel. The supersonic bullet remained the only source of noise.


Revolver Gurevich in the museum. Photo Zonwar.ru

Serial production of several BraMit devices for various weapons was launched in the early forties. Quickly enough it was possible to reach high rates of production, and annually the Red Army received several tens of thousands of mufflers. They were very popular with scouts, snipers and partisans. In addition, the enemy showed interest in the BraMites.

Hydraulic transmission principle


For all its advantages, the Mitin brothers' silencer had limited effectiveness and could not make a shot completely silent. The search for alternative solutions led to the emergence of a fundamentally new shooting complex. Design engineer E.S. Gurevich proposed an unusual design of ammunition, and also developed a weapon for it.

The basis of the complex was the "cartridge on the principle of hydraulic transmission." An oversized sleeve contained a powder charge, a piston wad and a bullet. It was proposed to fill the space between the wad and the bullet with liquid. When fired, the powder gases were supposed to push the wad, acting through it on the liquid. The latter was intended to push out a bullet. Having reached the muzzle of the cartridge case, the wad stopped and locked the gases inside. Thus, the Gurevich cartridge was the first domestic ammunition with a gas cutoff brought to testing.


The principle of operation of "hydraulic transmission". Graphics Zonwar.ru

The first were made in metal cartridges with bullets of 5,6 and 6,5 mm. Single-shot pistols of a breakthrough layout were made especially for them. Then there was a 7,62-mm cartridge and a revolver for it. Its characteristic feature was a relatively long drum for five rounds. On tests, together with the revolver, cartridges of three types were used, differing in hinge and pushing fluid. The latter was a mixture of ethanol and glycerin.

Revolver and cartridge E.S. Gurevich passed field tests, incl. with a comparison with the "Nagant". The new weapon showed a number of advantages in key indicators, but did not fully suit the Red Army and needed improvement. Work on improving the revolver continued until the end of World War II, after which it stopped due to lack of interest from the customer.

The modern approach


In the post-war period, a major rearmament of the army and other structures took place, as a result of which the number of "Nagans" in operation was sharply reduced, and their place was taken by new self-loading pistols. As a result, the issue of creating means of silent shooting for revolvers has lost its relevance for several decades.


Revolver OTs-38. Photo KBP

Nevertheless, work on the topic of noiselessness did not stop. In the fifties, a new cartridge with a gas cut-off SP-2 was created. In the following decades, several similar samples with different characteristics were developed, as well as weapons for them. The appearance of such ammunition later again led to the appearance of a silent revolver.

A new weapon of this kind was developed only in the late nineties - it was the OTs-38 revolver authored by I.Ya. Stechkin from TsKIB SOO. According to known data, at the turn of the decade, this sample passed all the necessary tests and in 2002 entered service with some structures. The first public display of OTs-38 took place only in 2005 at one of the international exhibitions.

The OTs-38 is a compact weapon chambered for the SP-4 cutoff cartridge. In general, it is similar to other revolvers, but has a few interesting features. The shot is carried out from the lower chamber of the drum, and the barrel is located below. Above the barrel is a built-in laser designator. The trigger is equipped with a double-sided safety catch. The drum for five rounds for reloading is tilted to the right and forward.


SP-4 cut-off cartridges. Photo Vitalykuzmin.net

The OTs-38 revolver can be carried in the cocked state and the first shot can be fired as quickly as possible. The lower barrel reduces toss and increases accuracy, and the SP-4 cartridge eliminates the formation of noises by the outflowing gases.

Weapons without a future


The advantages and benefits of silent weapons are obvious. For this reason, over the years, new silent complexes and devices have been regularly developed to supplement existing weapons. However, despite all the progress in this area, silent revolvers remain a rather rare class and are not widely used - both in our country and abroad. Self-loading pistols with silencers have become much more popular.


Fighter with OTs-38. Photo KBP

For all the time, only a few silent revolvers have been created in our country, and the last known design appeared after a break of several decades. It is curious that domestic projects, despite their small number, managed to use all the main methods of hiding sound. It all started with a device that excludes the ingress of hot gases into the atmosphere, then moved on to cartridges with a gas cutoff and later improved this idea.

However, the improvement processes did not have a fundamental impact on the issues of the exploitation of weapons. At one time, "Nagans" with "BraMits" were widespread and were actively used by the army and state security, but modern OTs-38 are used extremely limitedly and only by individual structures.

The armed forces and special services preferred special pistols chambered for cut-off cartridges and self-loading systems with an installed silencer to revolvers. Such a weapon turned out to be simpler, more convenient and more reliable. Probably real история silent revolvers in service is nearing completion, and all new projects of this kind will immediately fall into the category of technical curiosities with no future.
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  1. Nikolaevich I
    Nikolaevich I 2 May 2021 05: 41
    +13
    Well, what can you say ... In my opinion, the image of "revolver" with "brahmit" in the article looks ... not very! These will be slightly better ...


    Or take the Mitins revolver ...

    Of course, the "West" does not sleep!

    P.Stahl

    QSPR
    1. Vladimir_2U
      Vladimir_2U 2 May 2021 07: 08
      +8
      Quote: Nikolaevich I
      In my opinion, the image of "revolver" with "bramit" in the article looks ... not very! These will be slightly better.
      Not the only omission in the article.

      The movable drum, in turn, eliminated the formation of noise due to the breakthrough of gases through the breech of the barrel. The supersonic bullet remained the only source of noise.


      The muzzle velocity of the Nagant bullet is lower than the speed of sound. Perhaps the author mixed Bramit's data for a revolver and a three-line, for that one, yes, the speed is higher and much more.
      1. Nikolaevich I
        Nikolaevich I 2 May 2021 12: 56
        +3
        Quote: Vladimir_2U
        Not the only omission in the article

        To be honest, I did not read the text of the article; because. "having skimmed his eyes" through the text, he noticed that the author did not bother himself with a "detailed and meticulous" review of the topic in the article ...
        Quote: Vladimir_2U
        Perhaps the author mixed Bramit's data for a revolver and a three-line, for that one, yes, the speed is higher and much higher.

        In fact, the speed of the "Mosin" bullet of the "Bramit" cartridge should also be low ... after all, the "weight" of gunpowder in the "Mosinka" cartridge with "Bramit" is 0,8 grams; and in the usual cartridge -3,6, 272 gr. ... The speed of a blunt-pointed bullet with a conventional "revolver" according to various sources is from 293 m / s to XNUMX m / s ... this can be called a high subsonic speed ... in extreme cases, transonic! But not supersonic! The pointed bullet for the "Bramit", in my opinion, had a little (!) Higher velocity (I knew it, but I forgot! fool ); but to call a bullet fired from a "revolver" with a "brahmit" supersonic (!) - this is a very "bold" statement by the author! It should also be borne in mind that at different times (especially during the war years) at different factories the "grade" of gunpowder could change ... in the years of WW1, partial production of cartridges for "revolver" with black powder was resumed ... By the way, upon acceptance " revolver "in service at the end of the 19th century (1895) for the revolver, both smokeless and black powder cartridges were proposed!
    2. vladcub
      vladcub 2 May 2021 09: 33
      +3
      Nikolayevich, I was a little interested: "to use a cartridge with a new pointed bullet", it seems that the Nagant, model 1910, used blunt-pointed bullets?
      1. Nikolaevich I
        Nikolaevich I 2 May 2021 11: 51
        +5
        Quote: vladcub
        , did the Nagant, sample 1910, use blunt bullets?

        Yes ... from the "date" of the adoption of the "revolver" into service in 1895, cartridges with "blunt-pointed" bullets with "variations" were used for firing! First, Nagant proposed cartridges where the bullets were with a spherical "head" and "aligned" along the edge of the case ... Later, cartridges with a reinforced crimp, flat top and recessed from the edge of the case, somewhere by 1 mm, were accepted ... ...




        Well, and finally, the so-called cartridge with a pointed bullet for "revolver" with "bramit" ....
  2. Cowbra
    Cowbra 2 May 2021 06: 25
    -3
    Great article, comrade author - that's exactly what great! Well, one drawback - a jammer - so I see you know why. Revolve - yes, any ... He's a little fat, that's something like a PSS I'll hide in my pocket, and no one will see - behind the jammer with a revolver, there is no jammer - the revolver itself with its drum kudya denu?
    1. cat Rusich
      cat Rusich 2 May 2021 18: 24
      +1
      Quote: Cowbra
      Well, one drawback - a jammer - so I see you know why. Revolve - yes, any ... It is somewhat thick, this is something like a PSS, I'll hide it in my pocket, and no one will see
      It depends on where and what to apply ...
      The pistol leaves after firing liners - revolver no
      soldier
  3. Thrifty
    Thrifty 2 May 2021 08: 29
    +7
    If such a weapon is being created, it means that someone needs it. Cyril, no one will ever stop trying to create a pistol that is practically absolutely silent, because for some "delicate" liquidations such a weapon will be ideal due to its noiselessness.
    1. Cowbra
      Cowbra 2 May 2021 09: 03
      0
      Quote: Thrifty
      such a weapon will be ideal already due to its noiselessness.

      Makorov shmalnut, resting him on the pillow - no one will hear anything. It's like ONE option for you, and there are a lot of them)))
      1. Thrifty
        Thrifty 2 May 2021 10: 35
        +5
        Cowbra - yes, you go on a special operation with a bundle of pillows! belay
      2. beeper
        beeper 2 May 2021 10: 38
        +7
        Quote: Cowbra
        Quote: Thrifty
        such a weapon will be ideal already due to its noiselessness.

        Makorov shmalnut, resting him on the pillow - no one will hear anything. It's like ONE option for you, and there are a lot of them)))

        hi Dear aka Cowbra, Plusy from me for your sparkling sense of humor! good
        I vividly imagined an "agent in civilian clothes" (an opera or a "liquidator" with "Makarov" in his bosom) carrying a big, stinking, tattered pillow with him everywhere, in a darned, leaky pillowcase, all in traces of gunpowder, blood and brain debris .. winked
        Well, straight, a ready-made "plot core" for a parody (ridiculously playing out "popular cliches", such as "silent shot through the pillow") tragicomedy in the manner of "Tall blonde in a yellow boot" or "Revenge in Corsican"!))) wink
        1. Narak-zempo
          Narak-zempo 2 May 2021 14: 34
          0
          Quote: pishchak
          Quote: Cowbra
          Quote: Thrifty
          such a weapon will be ideal already due to its noiselessness.

          Makorov shmalnut, resting him on the pillow - no one will hear anything. It's like ONE option for you, and there are a lot of them)))

          hi Dear aka Cowbra, Plusy from me for your sparkling sense of humor! good
          I vividly imagined an "agent in civilian clothes" (an opera or a "liquidator" with "Makarov" in his bosom) carrying a big, stinking, tattered pillow with him everywhere, in a darned, leaky pillowcase, all in traces of gunpowder, blood and brain debris .. winked
          Well, straight, a ready-made "plot core" for a parody (ridiculously playing out "popular cliches", such as "silent shot through the pillow") tragicomedy in the manner of "Tall blonde in a yellow boot" or "Revenge in Corsican"!))) wink

          Why carry with you?
          The pillow is taken directly at the disposal site.
          1. beeper
            beeper 2 May 2021 15: 35
            +1
            Narak-zempo
            Why carry with you?
            The pillow is taken directly at the disposal site
            .

            This, my friend, is exactly the same cinematic "cliches-blinkers" your consciousness is obscured yes -when moviegoers are shown the ideal murder of a victim who is deafly sleeping in bed and somewhere nearby, "in manual accessibility", there is an ownerless pillow that does not need to be pulled out from under someone else's head it is under the pillow that the sleeper hides the cherished pistol, behind which he barely has time to reach out with his hand, and then the killer himself, depriving the pillow, will wake up the "liquidated" on the way and will pull up a self-defense weapon right under his arm, doing manipulations with pillow, to "stop the noiselessness of the shot" ?!).
            The conversation was about the "noiselessness of the shot" in general, and not in the invented "kinchik" -mol,
            "Makarov" shmalnut, resting him on the pillow ...!

            But what about, dear comrade, you silently "poke yourself against the pillow," if "poke around" is not at all in the bedroom ??! what request
            Well, where is it "on"some such"location"her," white and fluffy ", vz"take"if you don't wear your own" silent pillow "everywhere ??! wink
            1. Narak-zempo
              Narak-zempo 2 May 2021 15: 46
              +2
              Quote: pishchak
              when moviegoers are shown the perfect murder of the victim asleep in bed

              Why so?
              We live in a civilized country.
              The doorbell ring, the order for liquidation for violations (well, for example, multiple appearance without a mask in public places), sign here and here. Pay the fee for public services - the departure of a specialist, ammunition, removal of the body (for Sber clients without a commission).
              By the way, don't you have a pillow so you don't make unnecessary noise?
              Something like that.
              1. beeper
                beeper 2 May 2021 15: 59
                0
                hi Narak-zempo, put Plus for your elegant "eyeliner" to the idea that
                anyone who respects himself a specialist must work with his own proven and reliable tool, NOT letting the assigned business "take its course" and NOT hoping for successful "impromptu on the spot"!

                wink
  4. vladcub
    vladcub 2 May 2021 09: 17
    +3
    Thanks for Gurevich, I did not know about the device of the cartridge.
    "the enemy showed interest in the BraMites."
    Who knows if the Wehrmacht or the Allies had their own muffler designs? I dont know
    1. Catfish
      Catfish 2 May 2021 11: 08
      +5
      Glory, hello! hi
      On the Germans with silencers I found only "Eight"

      and Mauser K98 with Czech Z39 muffler.

      The British have a magazine rifle De Lisle

      Pistol Welrod Mk. II on the left and Welrod Mk. IIA right

      STEN Mk.IIS and STEN Mk.VIS submachine guns.

      STEN Mk. IIS with integrated muffler.
      Americans have Springfield 1903 in a sniper version with a Maxim M15 silencer

      The High Standard H-Ds is a .22 caliber pistol with an integrated silencer, created in 1943 by order of the United States Office of Strategic Services (OSS).

      (By the way, such a pistol was in the possession of the spy pilot Powers, the pilot of the high-altitude reconnaissance
      Lockheed U-2, shot down on May 1, 1960 over the territory of the USSR)
      US 9 mm SMG submachine gun

      All the same M3A1, only with a "pipe".

      PS The first PBS appeared before the First World War. The patents for the muffler were registered on March 20, 1894 by the Swiss Eppley and on February 10, 1899 by the Danish gunsmiths Burrensen and Sigbjørsen. The first working mufflers began to be produced and sold by Hiram Percy Maxim in 1902.
      1. bk0010
        bk0010 2 May 2021 13: 24
        +6
        Quote: Sea Cat
        On the Germans with silencers I found only "Eight"
        Badly searched:
        1. Catfish
          Catfish 2 May 2021 13: 34
          +2
          It was about the Second World War. And photoshop, yes, opens up great opportunities. laughing
        2. vladcub
          vladcub 2 May 2021 13: 34
          +1
          What the hell is this?
          1. bk0010
            bk0010 2 May 2021 13: 39
            +1
            Quote: vladcub
            What the hell is this?
            Silencer for artillery so that nearby residents do not interfere
            1. vladcub
              vladcub 2 May 2021 14: 19
              +2
              Not a fig. I have never heard of this.
              This was probably very rare. Somewhere at the field test level? I haven't heard or read about this from veterans
              1. bk0010
                bk0010 2 May 2021 16: 05
                +1
                Quote: vladcub
                I have never heard of this.
                Of course you haven't, it's a muffler (just kidding). https://zen.yandex.ru/media/id/5e92c8c57ba2935da05d31b9/a-vy-znali-tankovyi-glushitel-5e92cb6a790c262edeb33891
                1. Catfish
                  Catfish 2 May 2021 20: 14
                  +2
                  It turns out that "long before and regardless of" similar experiments were already carried out in the Soviet Union, in particular with the 76,2 mm F - 34 cannon of the T-34 medium tank. wink
      2. vladcub
        vladcub 2 May 2021 13: 33
        0
        Mitya "America was not discovered"
        1. Catfish
          Catfish 2 May 2021 13: 36
          +4
          Columbus had done this before them, and now it turned out that before Columbus the people were going there, even the Uzbeks - Amir-Aka. laughing
          1. vladcub
            vladcub 2 May 2021 14: 17
            +2
            I would not be surprised if the Ukrainians discovered America with the ancient Aryans. Do you remember how some Samsonov loaded about the ancient Aryans? Another Vic. Nick asked when he would start to dig the sea?
            1. Catfish
              Catfish 2 May 2021 14: 28
              +2
              Oh, Slav, I don’t read the Samsonovs, only comments to them. I don’t remember, but Vick can pick it up. smile
              Well, yes, we still do not know a lot, it turns out THIS! laughing
              1. vladcub
                vladcub 2 May 2021 21: 35
                +1
                Tady definitely must believe the Samsonovs
                1. Catfish
                  Catfish 2 May 2021 21: 41
                  +1
                  As Gruppenfuehrer Müller (performed by Bronevoy) said: "You cannot trust anyone, you can trust me." wink
      3. beeper
        beeper 2 May 2021 16: 10
        +1
        hi My Dear Comrade Konstantin aka Sea Cat, well and in sufficient detail, with the author's practice of using in hunting, about the first silencers, including Maxim, is described in Markevich's book about hunting and sporting small arms. winked
        Happy May Holidays to you and all our fellow readers IN! drinks
        Health, Peace and Prosperity! good
        Sincerely! soldier
        1. vladcub
          vladcub 2 May 2021 21: 34
          +1
          Thanks on behalf of Kostya and all comrades
        2. Catfish
          Catfish 2 May 2021 21: 43
          +2
          Thanks for the congratulations, dear friend! smile
          And you also with the Holiday and with my best wishes! drinks
    2. Nikolaevich I
      Nikolaevich I 2 May 2021 13: 15
      +1
      Quote: vladcub
      in the Wehrmacht or did the Allies have their own muffler designs?

      At the beginning of the war, the Germans did not have their own "army" silencers and used captured "Bramites ... In 1943, a German company based on the" Bramit "developed its own silencer and began its production ... There was infa that in some cases (before 1943), in the military workshops the Germans tried to make silencers on the pattern of the "Bramites" ... The Allies had silencers ...
  5. Tests
    Tests 2 May 2021 09: 46
    +7
    Dear author! You write: "The armed forces and special services preferred special pistols chambered for cut-off cartridges and self-loading systems with an installed silencer to revolvers." And the armed forces had frequent tasks of silently hitting a target from a distance of less than 10 meters, and at the same time it is important that the shell casings do not clatter on the floor or the ground, but it is better that no shell casings remain on the scene, as it is now fashionable to say, from the word at all? To remove a sentry from the VSS from 100 meters, an observer on duty or a machine gunner on duty in a broken house 200 meters away are quite tasks for specialists from the armed forces. But the opera of the Ministry of Internal Affairs or the FSB, which on the outskirts of a not calm aul from a cache, took a message from a source, knowing that a few hours before that, incomprehensible 2 UAZs with armed people arrived in the aul, OTs-38 is quite a normal instrument.
  6. beeper
    beeper 2 May 2021 11: 14
    +6
    A compact silent revolver (with a self-cocking trigger and cartridges with "gas locking") has the advantage for "covert operations" that it is always ready for battle (since the cartridge is already in the chamber, initially it has no pistol problems with sticking the cartridge when feeding or with non-withdrawal-non-reflection of the spent cartridge case when the shutter recovers!), super-reliable in the event of a cartridge misfire, does not produce a loud clanging sound of its moving parts, can shoot straight "from the pocket" and functionally "does not litter" spent cartridges!
    To the disadvantages common to revolvers, such a "silent sample" has the fact that the "spent cartridges" remain hot for a long time and gradually "poison" the powder gases (I don’t know how it will be in the OTs-38 five-charge drum with heating and self-ignition remaining cartridges, after shooting two or three adjacent ones, but the fact that the drum rotates to the right will allow the right-handed shooter to immediately painlessly hide the fired weapon in his right pocket or in his bosom, the left-handed shooter will have to turn it additionally so that the "hot side" of the drum is not adhered to the body to avoid burns). winked
  7. Intruder
    Intruder 2 May 2021 11: 42
    +3
    The author, which is very blurry and not entirely true, about:
    The movable drum, in turn, eliminated the formation of noise due to the breakthrough of gases through the breech of the barrel
    taking into account that:
    Until 1892, the design underwent constant changes and had a serious drawback - when fired, powder gases escaped between the barrel and the drum, could harm the shooter. In the future, the problem was solved by designing a new sleeve. The cartridge from the new revolver, when fired, sent the bullet forward, and, meanwhile, straightened the sleeve at the top, closing the gap and protecting the arrow from gas emissions outward.
    Each sleeve was subsequently removed with a special ejector ramrod introduced into the design.
    Among the distinctive features of all modifications:
    - The trigger mechanism can perform two actions, firing with the hammer cocked and in the self-cocking version.
    - Frame in the form of a monolith, without the possibility of connectors.
    - The drum opens to the side.
    - The barrel is screwed into the frame.
    - The ramrod is introduced into the structure of the drum axis and serves at the same time to remove the spent sleeves.
    - All mechanics inside are closed with a flat cover.

    And about, this:
    The supersonic bullet remained the only source of noise.

    Well, then, not quite supersonic - more precisely, sound, the initial one when going beyond the muzzle: from 300 to <340 m / s., With the standard atmospheric, and then for long-barreled models, and "shorty" - subsonic ...
  8. Nikolaevich I
    Nikolaevich I 2 May 2021 13: 33
    +1
    By the way, I don't really like this image ...

    Such an image is clearer to me!
  9. beeper
    beeper 2 May 2021 13: 50
    +2
    With great interest, in the 1990s, at the very beginning of the XNUMXs, I followed the "swan" pistol-revolving "song" of the respected Igor Yakovlevich Stechkin, mostly conducted "under the name of Stechkin" by his young "students" - beginning design engineers who were clearly striving in those "saints" (as publicly "described by the" bloody thieves' time, the closest friend of the life and "deeds" of EBN) "the criminal-Deriban years" not to be left out of business "- to somehow preserve arms production and" join the neo-capitalist market "with their products ?!
    This, supervised by an authoritative mentor, weapon amateurishness of the engineering youth was clearly visible from the far-fetched "concepts" and eclectic (and seemingly rough, "heavy") "composition" of those experienced and small-scale "search designs" of 5,45 ÷ 9 mm pistols and 9 mm RSA revolver.
    Although, personally, I think so, tracing the design of all (including Stechkin's, a very original, diploma pistol) experienced riflemen (without touching on the refined rational beauty of Stechkin's ATGM developments - as the current ATGMs were called in the 1950s-70s) designs (machine guns, pistols and revolvers) I.Ya. Stechkin, that in terms of the "beauty of weapons" his famous APS was a happy exception (created in the early 1950s by yesterday's student, novice weapons designer, under the supervision of an experienced senior mentor, Nikolai Fedorovich Makarov and, apparently, ennobled by the the same obscure industrial artist who worked on the "appearance" of the famous PM, too much they, the future PM and APS, from angular and eclectic in their "style" experimental samples, leaving the "factory series", miraculously transformed "in the same style" , as if "twin brothers" - one and the same "artistic handwriting" is clearly visible, of course, sustained in an elegant "rounded-licked" aesthetics "motives "of that all-steel era, which tried, and still some are trying, to imitate domestic gunsmiths at the turn of the XX-XXI centuries. winked ) ?!
    Igor Yakovlevich worked on the silent special revolver OTs-38 to the last, being already seriously ill. Alas, he did not have time to "lick", develop and bring this design to perfection!
    By and large, for "covert operations" it was necessary, leaving the concept of "silent five-shot revolving" OTs-38 intact, to provide for easily dismountable "modularity" (including for easier disposal of "material evidence"), manufacturability and reasonable reduction in metal consumption (after all, the closed power circuit of the "revolving unit" allows the use of ammunition of increased power - the lower specific metal consumption of the "locking unit" is a constructive advantage of the revolver over the self-loading pistol!) archaic "forms" ...
    IMHO
  10. Astra wild2
    Astra wild2 2 May 2021 16: 10
    +2
    Colleagues, although I am not a believer, but Christ is Risen.
    When I was little and did not understand Paskhi, but knew that in spring there is a "delicious day" and was waiting for him
  11. Astra wild2
    Astra wild2 2 May 2021 16: 20
    0
    I thought it was Vyacheslav Olegovich and was surprised that there was no epigraph
  12. Basarev
    Basarev 3 May 2021 22: 22
    -1
    Silly idea. In my opinion, it would be more correct to come up with new silent firing devices - for existing pistols and cartridges. I believe that a good muffler can also slow down a standard supersonic bullet to the desired speed.
  13. Battle Cat
    Battle Cat 4 July 2021 00: 18
    0
    The author, forgive me, you write about the supersonic bullet from the "Nagan", but the revolver has a bullet speed of 300 m / s, and the speed of sound is 330 m / s.