Ever seen a 20-shot revolver?


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SDC
May 4, 2005, 01:29 PM
Here's an oddball from our forensic collection; a Lefaucheux 7mm pinfire revolver that holds 20 rounds. The cartridges are contained in two concentric rings of chambers, the outer ring firing through the upper barrel and the inner ring firing through the lower. I can't imagine trying to conceal it though :D

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Third_Rail
May 4, 2005, 01:36 PM
Is it DA, out of curiosity?

SDC
May 4, 2005, 01:43 PM
Yep, DA with a folding trigger.

mete
May 4, 2005, 01:56 PM
Somewhere I have a photo of a really bizarre revolver. There is a ring that contains a number of cylinders .These cylinders revolve into the frame .Empty one cylinder and turn another in it's place. I don't think it was meant as a carry piece !!!

Flyboy
May 4, 2005, 03:09 PM
Mete:

Are you referring to an Ethan Allen Pepperbox (http://thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=24300&stc=1)?
http://thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=24300&stc=1

(Image from http://www.aaawt.com/html/firearms/f82.html; reproduced locally for archival.)

mete
May 4, 2005, 04:02 PM
Flyboy , not even close !!! Pistols of the World by Blair, Viking press 1968, photo 634. Made in 1855 by J.Enouy of London it was equipped with a wheel of seven cylinders each with six chambers , and self cocking too !

Moonclip
May 4, 2005, 05:48 PM
I have heard of the 20 shot pinfire revolvers but have never seen a picture of one before. I always thought a N frame or even x frame S&W revolver chambered in 22lr or magnum with like a 20 rd cylinder would be kind of neat.

nico
May 4, 2005, 07:39 PM
SDC, so how does that thing work? Does it fire both barrels at once?

XD40Assassin
May 4, 2005, 07:56 PM
Oh my! Id like to see a modern version of something like that.

SDC
May 4, 2005, 08:19 PM
"Oh my! Id like to see a modern version of something like that."

Odd that you mention it; a fellow that posts on Canadian Gun Nutz has these pictures up of a handmade .38 Special single-action that works essentially the same way :D

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v386/Mikey9/Rev1.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v386/Mikey9/Rev2.jpg

SDC
May 4, 2005, 08:22 PM
"SDC, so how does that thing work? Does it fire both barrels at once?"

It indexes to one chamber at a time, firing first one chamber from the outer ring, then one from the inner, then one from the outer again, etc.

Oleg Volk
May 7, 2005, 02:26 AM
http://www.olegvolk.net/gallery/albums/arms/20shot.sized.jpg

Tman
May 7, 2005, 08:20 AM
That last frontal photo (barrel arrangement) by SDC somehow reminds me of a Picasso painting. :p

Jim K
May 15, 2005, 09:04 PM
That is a great idea for a carry gun, but I won't buy one unless they make it in .500 S&W.

Jim

Snowdog
May 16, 2005, 07:05 AM
I don't suppose anyone here happens to have the bullet weight in grains and the ballistics for that 7mm pinfire.

I've always been just as fascinated with the ballistics of a firearm's ammunition as the firearm itself.

Regardless, thanks for the photos!

hcker2000
May 16, 2005, 09:05 AM
Now thats a hammer! I think they do need to make one in .500 S&W better yet a shot gun like this.

Crosshair
May 16, 2005, 09:10 PM
Here's an oddball from our forensic collection;

I hope by forensic collection you mean; "Collection in an climate controled vault" and not "Collection in a cardboard box beside the water heater." That thing is neat, ever shoot it??? (If you can find ammo.)

patentmike
May 17, 2005, 10:32 AM
Very cool. Thanks for the pics. I have seen a drawing of a 12-shooter that would work the same way and wondered if anything like it had ever been built. Now I know.

Heavy Barrel
May 19, 2005, 09:41 PM
I see them on television all the time. :D

JohnMc
May 22, 2005, 01:13 PM
I was gonna say that Oleg Volk had a poster or something, then I scrolled down... :)

Seraph
May 22, 2005, 01:36 PM
Any episode of The Lone Ranger was rife with 20-shot revolvers.

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