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Revolver model Arminius Waffenwerk

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    revolver model arminius waffenwerk

    Arminius caliber 7.65 mm
    With concealed hammer and folding trigger

    In the late XIX century German gunsmith Pikkert Friedrich (Friedrich Pickert) organized in Zella St. Blasii (1919 - Zella-Mehlis) company «Arminius Waffenwerk», which is engaged in production of handguns until 1945.

    main products were Arminius Waffenwerk pocket revolvers «Arminius», which the company has released Pikkerta in very large quantities. Its name revolvers, as well as company and received the honor of the German leader of the tribe Cherusci Arminia (Arminius) - grand commander, who has repeatedly won the Roman troops in the I century BC. e.

    revolver model arminius waffenwerk
    revolver model arminius waffenwerk

    Arminius kalibra.320
    With concealed hammer and folding trigger

    There was a significant amount of modifications revolvers Arminius, in which the manufacturer endlessly combine different barrel lengths, calibers and drums of various capacities. In this regard, there is no comprehensive and accurate information on the nomenclature of these weapons.

    Lineup revolvers Arminius was very extensive, but the structure itself of these weapons was not anything remarkable.

    As a rule, it was a solid frame revolvers, charged through the door and the drum having a ramrod-ejector mounted under the barrel. Some models met reclining sideways drums.

    Triggers were, as usual with the trigger guard, and folding.

    trigger mechanism, as a rule, double-acting, or - in the "hammerless" version - only self-cocking. In the latter case, the hidden trigger cap broke on impact on so-called inertial impactor.

    revolver model arminius waffenwerk

    Arminius kalibra.320
    With concealed hammer and folding trigger

    On models with a hidden trigger safety lever always present.

    rifled barrel has a circular, octagonal cross section, or a combination.

    Sights open consisted of front and rear sights. Fly depending on the model had a different shape, and the rear sight, as a rule, was a cut on the top rod frame.

    Some revolvers in the handle prevent five or six spare rounds, pledged through the hinged lid.

    Most revolvers

    Pikkerta production were calculated on standard cartridges, although there are several modifications vypushennyh in 1900-1914 years under the 5-mm cartridge Pikkerta, also called 5.2h16.5R, converted from a 5-mm cartridge «Bergmann» around 1900 year.

    revolver model arminius waffenwerk

    Arminius caliber 6.35mm
    With concealed hammer and folding trigger

    In the attached list includes most of the standard models that were on sale in the period between the First and Second World Wars, but it is far from complete.

      Model 1 - semizaryadny hammerless revolver with a barrel length of 50 mm below the rim-fire cartridges kalibra.22.Model 2 - semizaryadny trigger revolver with a barrel length of 150 mm (total length 210 mm, weight 600 g) under the rim-fire cartridges kalibra.22 . Model 3 - five-shot revolver hammerless caliber 6.35 mm (.25 ACP) with a barrel length of 50 mm and a folding trigger. Model 4 - five-shot revolver hammerless type «Velo-Dog» caliber 5.5 mm with a barrel length of 50 mm and a folding trigger. Model 5/1 - five-shot revolver trigger a "Swiss" chuck 7.5 mm with a barrel length of 65 mm. Model 5/2 - trigger revolver with a barrel length of 65 mm under the "Swiss" chuck 7.5 mm vosmizaryadnym drum or chambered for 7.62 mm Nagan with five-shot drum. Model 7 - five-shot revolver trigger kalibra.320 with a barrel length of 65 mm (total length 148 mm, weight 400 g).
      revolver model arminius waffenwerk
      revolver model arminius waffenwerk

      Arminius kalibra.320
      With concealed trigger and trigger guard

      Model 8 - five-shot revolver hammerless under patrony.320 or 7.65 mm Auto (.32 ACP) with folding trigger and a barrel length of 50 or 140 mm.  revolver model arminius waffenwerk
      View opens the lid with handle Model 9 - five-shot revolver trigger under patrony.320 or 7.65 mm Auto with a barrel length of 60 mm. Model 9A - 9th option model with a barrel length of 80 mm. Model 10 - five-shot revolver hammerless under patron.320 or 7.65 mm Auto with a barrel length of 60 mm (total length 145 mm, weight 400 g) and a folding trigger. Model 13 - five-shot revolver trigger kalibra.380 with a barrel length of 65 mm. Model 13A - modification 13th model chambered vosplameneniya.22 ring with eight drum cartridges and a barrel length of 135 mm. Model 14 - five-shot revolver hammerless kalibra.380 with a barrel length of 65 mm.
      revolver model arminius waffenwerk

      Arminius kalibra.320
      With concealed trigger and trigger guard,
      And extra clip for five rounds,
      Located in the arm

      as marking all revolvers firm Arminius Waffenwerk cheeks were equipped with the head of the legendary German warrior Arminius.

      Despite the outdated design, Arminius revolvers were of high quality and reliability even in its comparative cheapness, using the well-deserved respect as a weapon of self-defense.

      In revolvers

      Friedrich Pikkert in small quantities also produced and pistols, which became known among single-shot pistol trigger sports «TP-1» (Target Pistol - target pistol) kalibra.22 with drop down gate and a barrel length of 200 mm, and «TP-2" - same gun as TP-1, but with shnellernym hammer descent and concealed.

      revolver model arminius waffenwerk

      Gun Arminius TP-2

      In 1945, after Germany's defeat in World War II activities of Arminius Waffenwerk was discontinued. But in the early 1960s under the brand revolvers Arminius reappeared in the arms market, but produced by a different manufacturer.

      In the second half of the 1940s German gunsmith Vayrauh Hermann (Hermann Weihrauch) created the company «Hermann Weihrauch KG». Since this period, the production of firearms in Germany was forbidden Vayrauhom produced spare parts for bicycles and mopeds. In 1950, the company added to the range of air guns. And after the lifting of the ban on the manufacture of firearms in 1960 Vayrauh decided to start production of revolvers under the famous brand name Arminius, availing itself of the old trademark formerly owned Pikkertu (rights to this title lost power in 1945, which allowed Vayrauhu, after laid ten years, re-enroll it in his name).

      In no case should not be confused revolvers «Arminius» companies «Arminius Waffenwerk» and «Hermann Weihrauch». Revolvers manufactured by Vayrauha differ from models Pikkerta. They significantly been influenced by American revolvers «Colt» and «Smith & Wesson». In the frame of all models of firm Weihrauch placed trademark Arminius - the head of a bearded warrior in a winged helmet, which is a stylized one brand Pikkerta that was used until 1945.

      revolver model arminius waffenwerk

      Arminius caliber 7.65 mm
      With an open trigger and trigger guard




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