POTD: Imagine If They Made These Today! The Apache Revolver


POTD: Imagine If They Made These Today! The Apache Revolver

Welcome to today’s Photo of the Day! Man, can you imagine if someone made the Apache Revolver today? It would probably be considered a little overkill, be illegal in some states given carry regulations and such, and potentially a liability. That being said, I would doubt it will ever reappear.

The Apache Revolver sounds and looks like an American design, but its origins are traced to Belgium and attributed to a Mr. Louis Dolne. The Apache Revolver functions very similarly to a pepperbox revolver except instead of being black powder and muzzle-loaded it is pinfire! We have talked a lot about pinfire due to its significance as one of the first self-contained cartridges.

“The “Apache” revolver was first patented in 1869 and features brass knuckles, a knife, and a pinfire revolver all in one. Produced in Europe and known for use by French organized crime, the revolvers we’re in production by various makers until circa 1900.

-Cody Firearms Museum’s Facebook”

The “Apache” revolver [Photograph found in Photos, Cody Firearms Museum]. (2019, January 22). Retrieved April 26, 2021, from https://www.facebook.com/CodyFirearmsMuseum/photos/2755384288019066

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