there are some weapons that just look menacing, and that’s it. Make no mistake about it, they still pack the punch to injure or kill. It’s just that they are not as efficient, durable, or effective as other implements out there. Just like gas-station knives that adopt aggressive designs to mask their poor quality. They seem designed for bark rather than bite. A good example is this folding pistol from the 1860s. They call it the Apache Revolver and it was made notorious by a gang of criminals from France. We will learn more about the infamous Les Apaches later. This pistol looks scary, and it could kill you, but modern-day handgunners, knife fighters, and martial artists will surely hate this hybrid weapon.
"A man's rights rest in three boxes: the ballot box, the jury box, and the cartridge box"
The Mars pistol was a development of the turn of the century that would really be more at home in a Jules Verne novel (I would suggest the title “One Thousand Footpounds in a Handgun”) than in the real world. It is a massive handgun, ridiculously powerful, and marvelously complex. It lasted only for a short time, with the first production prototype made by Webley in 1898 and production ceasing by 1907.
Well cleaning is a day job. Try to assemble it again if you sit at your workbench with a basket full of parts and springs. Have never hit anything with it.
Worst mass-produced “modern” revolver ever. Honestly, you can’t possibly get a more horrible handgun.
Here ya go - a Rohm RG-10 in .22. I received one in an estate along with a bunch of other weapons.
Turns out Rohm was a German manufacturer of implements for farms and light industry. For some reason they decided to get into the handgun market and eventually distribute to the US. After 1968 gun laws, parts of the parts were shipped to Miami and assembled there. The revolver I had contained markings for both “West Germany” and “Miami, U.S.A.” I can’t tell you just how absolutely shitty this revolver is. I really can’t.