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I'm trying to find information on this 19th century Russian military pistol (revolver?). I'd be most grateful for any help.

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It was adopted in 1863 and 100 were made at Sestroretsk. 46 were immediately rejected and no more were made. It was a two bullet system where a bullet was loaded from the breech, then powder and then another bullet and the breech closed. The last bullet acted as a seal for the breach. The pistol was fired and then the bullet pushed forward, more powder and another bullet. It was competing at the time with the single shot Remington, Lefauchieux and Colt revolvers. I have a drawing I can scan in. I've never seen a picture of one and would very much like to.
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Wow! Great info. Yes, if you could scan the drawing and e-mail it to me it would be great. BTW, do you know the caliber?

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Paul S.
 
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