Wednesday Weapons – The Mars pistol

The Mars pistol..an early semiautomatic..what an interesting piece of engineering.

From wiki
The captain in charge of tests of the Mars at the Naval Gunnery School in 1902 observed, “No one who fired once with the pistol wished to shoot it again”. Shooting the Mars pistol was described as “singularly unpleasant and alarming”. It has since become a collectors’ item because of its rarity and as an example of the earliest developments in semi-automatic pistols.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mars_Automatic_Pistol?wprov=sfla1


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