Monday, April 5th, 2021

In 1871 the Swiss army began considering new designs to replace their aging percussion pistols. The design submitted by Belgian designers Chamelot and Devligne was accepted over designs submitted by Galand of France and Smith & Wesson. Modification were made to it by Major Rudolf Schmidt and the new pistol was designated the Ordonanzrevolver Modell 1872.

Friday, August 3rd, 2018

The 10.6x25mmR German Ordnance revolver was designed, by committee, to replace the single shot pistol used at the time. At the time of its development, the American and British militaries consider a hand gun as an offensive weapon, while the Germans didn’t. They sparingly issued handguns to enlisted personnel and officers usually purchase what they wanted. They consider the handgun as a last-ditch weapon.