The Harmonica Pistol

    0
    110

    Here’s one early solution to the problem of limited magazine capacity. Between 1859 and 1862, a French inventor named Jarre patented several so-called harmonica pistols. As often as the user needed a fresh round, s/he could just push the magazine laterally. The pinfire example pictured above could hold nine 9mm cartridges.

    Link via The Firearm Blog (which has pictures of other early high-capacity firearms) | Image: Rock Island Auction Company

    Follow this link:
    The Harmonica Pistol

    LEAVE A REPLY

    Please enter your comment!
    Please enter your name here

    *

    This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.