british autos

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Silverman-Maxim M1896 pistols

Designed by Louis Silverman and Hiram Maxim in the mid-1890′s.

  1. 7,63x25mm Borchardt seven-round removable box magazine, blowback semi-automatic.
  2. 8,45x25mm necked-up Borchardt seven-round removable box magazine, delayed blowback semi-automatic.
  3. .455 Webley Mk I seven-round removable box magazine, blowback semi-automatic.

Three of the possible four prototypes made of this very avant-gardiste self-loading pistols. If you’re thinking these slim lines clash with the bulkiness of the Mauser C96 and other contemporary guns, know that the .455 variant is bigger than the Mars pistol - itself being nearly 30cm long.

Sauce : James D. Julia Inc.