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Four-barrel Belgian pistol caliber 5 mm

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Four-barrel Belgian pistol caliber 5 mm



The beginning of the 20 century was marked by the emergence of a large number of self-loading pistols of various designs. However, occasionally continued to emit single instances of pistols, the design of which was very primitive.

One of these pistols is a four-barreled Belgian pistol caliber 5 mm, made in 1905 year.

The pistol consists of a frame with a handle and details of the firing mechanism, as well as a block of barrels.



The block of trunks consists of four interconnected parallel trunks located in a vertical plane. The trigger of the pistol is foldable and in the stowed position hidden in the frame weapons. The trigger mechanism of double action, which probably alternately cocks and lowers four firing pin.



The block of trunks is fixed on the axis in the lower part of the frame and has a lock "T" -shaped. The latch in the closed position engages with the protrusion of the upper part of the frame. The latch is fixed in the receiver unit with the help of a fly installed in the dovetail groove.



In the breech of the frame there are four holes for the striker heads. The holes for the strikers are located exactly in the center of the bore channels, which indicates that central ignition cartridges are used in the weapon. The breech part of the frame is made in a stepped form, it is not quite clear for what purpose.



At the top of the frame there is a button, which, when clicked, opens the block of barrels to remove liners and equip with cartridges. In the chamber of the trunks are made grooves for the edges of the sleeves. The depth of the grooves at the trunks is different and corresponds to the height difference of the profile of the breech frame. The length of the barrel stem unit 38 mm.



The frame of the gun has a removable cover that provides disassembly of the weapon and access to the details of the trigger mechanism. The cover is fastened in a frame with a screw.



The metal parts of the pistol are chrome plated and engraved. The cheek handles are made of hard rubber. The surface of the cheeks of the handle covers a diamond-shaped notch.



On the left side of each of the barrels of the barrel unit is marked marking the caliber of used ammunition - "5.0", the model year - "1905", as well as the Belgian Liege receiving stamps.



A leather case with a metal clasp is provided as a holster for a pistol. The inner surface of the cover is yellow, the outer black. The cover in appearance resembles an old wallet.



The appearance of such weapons is quite unusual, given the year indicated on the details of the weapon. In 1905, already Browning pistols firmly conquer the arms market. Perhaps this gun is one of the last attempts to make a cheap and compact non-self-loading weapon of self-defense.

The approximate price of this gun is from 4000 - 6000 dollars.
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  1. almost demobil
    almost demobil 14 November 2015 07: 22 New
    +2
    What a freak!
    1. your1970
      your1970 14 November 2015 08: 03 New
      +2
      I wonder why the upper and lower holes of the strikers with such a strong burnout? The upper is most likely used first, but the bottom?
      1. ICT
        ICT 14 November 2015 08: 55 New
        +1
        Quote: your1970
        I wonder why the upper and lower holes of the strikers with such a strong burnout?



        I think such a geometry (what is the meaning of such a construction is not clear)
      2. serega.fedotov
        serega.fedotov 14 November 2015 08: 56 New
        +5
        Quote: your1970
        I wonder why the upper and lower holes of the strikers with such a strong burnout? The upper is most likely used first, but the bottom?

        Most likely, due to a critical inaccuracy of the mechanism, after closing the trunks, the upper one fits snugly and the lower one does not, so the cartridge did not sit correctly.
        In general, the machine as a weapon of self-defense looks very good, low weight, easy to carry in your pocket, does not attract attention, the minimum number of givers, which means it is simple and unpretentious in maintenance. And there is no magazine spring "sitting down" from constant compression
    2. Charon
      Charon 14 November 2015 10: 10 New
      0
      Freak-freaks I-b said laughing
    3. GRAY
      GRAY 14 November 2015 11: 33 New
      +1
      Two hits - eight holes smile
    4. vitalius
      vitalius 14 November 2015 14: 42 New
      +1
      Yab bought, purely for the collection as a curiosity of weapons of thought. It’s only a pity that our short-barrel is banned.
  2. your1970
    your1970 14 November 2015 09: 53 New
    +3
    Plus the thickness is funny for weapons ...

    Particularly impressed with the holster - grandmother takes out a purse repeat belay love
  3. Russia
    Russia 14 November 2015 10: 17 New
    +2
    The breech of the frame is made in a stepped form, it is not entirely clear for what purpose.

    See the design of the cuts of the cartridge chambers. The second and third have a recess under the cartridge skirt, while the first and fourth do not. In the first and fourth skirts of cartridges will be visible with the barrels closed for visual control of loaded weapons.
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    2. bocsman
      bocsman 14 November 2015 11: 12 New
      +1
      Quote: Rossi-Ya
      In the first and fourth skirts of cartridges will be visible with the barrels closed for visual control of loaded weapons.

      The cartridges have no skirts as there are no cartridges and there is a rim and a chamber. And the absence of a groove under the edge of the sleeve is most likely for a snug fit of the barrel unit to the frame, because the upper lock is a very unreliable design and the lower sleeve serves as a kind of oppression. And it is a pity that the author did not explain the principle of operation of the trigger. Due to what, the capsule was alternately tipped. Or maybe there was a volley shot? Four trunks at once, it’s too painful the caliber is not serious. And so immediately four bullets. And by the way, there is a groove in the upper trunk but less deep than in the second and third.
  4. avt
    avt 14 November 2015 10: 35 New
    +4
    ,, Wallet, wallet .... What a wallet !? I do not know anything " laughing Article as always in a loop good Well, but the unit is cool of course, but somehow offends one of its kind weapons.
  5. lilian
    lilian 14 November 2015 10: 49 New
    +1
    Without the extra two or three trunks, it would suit ladies well. And so, it looks too menacing for them.
  6. sub307
    sub307 14 November 2015 11: 28 New
    +1
    Hmm ... for 1905, it’s really a "really funny little thing."
  7. AUL
    AUL 14 November 2015 15: 31 New
    +1
    Yes ... Against the background of the contemporary swong - automatic Browning - already looked like a complete anachronism!
  8. VNM
    VNM 14 November 2015 19: 17 New
    +1
    Such even if they find it at the airport for inspection - I think they just smile and ask for a present :-)
  9. Egor123
    Egor123 14 November 2015 21: 29 New
    +1
    Well for 1905 standings! laughing