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Revolver Rast-Gasser M1898

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    revolver rast-gasser m1898

    Rast-Gasser M1898

    company founded by Leopold Gasser in the 1860s, armed with revolvers of various samples of its own design not only the army of the Austro-Hungarian empire, but also a significant part of the Balkans. Production of these revolvers reached hundreds of thousands of units per year. And although the company's founder - Gasser Leopold died in 1871, the successors in subsequent models used it extensively patents. Was no exception and the last specimen of a revolver, put into service of the Austro-Hungarian army at the end of XIX century under the name of Rast-Gasser M1898 (Rast Gasser model 1898).

    revolver rast-gasser m1898
    Rast-Gasser M1898
    View of the drum and the loading door

    Revolver Rast-Gasser M1898 developed designer firm «Gasser» - August Rast, taking into account the shortcomings identified in previous operating systems.

    Revolver Rast-Gasser M1898 has a solid frame, the main feature of which is the almost complete lack of threaded connections.

    Smooth without fullers, the drum has eight bolt In caliber cartridges 8 mm (8h27).

    extraction of spent cartridges carried successively with spring-loaded extractor placed right under the barrel after opening the door Abadi, located on the right side of the frame. Extractor lever in firing position latched on to the drum axis. When unloading it rotates about the axis extractor 90 degrees and is focused.

    revolver rast-gasser m1898

    Rast-Gasser M1898
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    revolver rast-gasser m1898
    trigger revolver Rast-Gasser M1898

    design feature of the trigger is that when you turn the door back down the cam profile, located on its axis, divides the trigger with the trigger. This allows you to rotate the drum during loading or unloading a relatively easy by pulling the trigger. Due to an exact match every time you trigger the drum slot with extractor rod is accelerated reloading weapons and increases its rate of combat. According to this characteristic revolver Rast-Gasser M1898 was among the best systems with sequential extraction.

    hammer-type firing mechanism with open having a "bounce" the trigger, double action. Allows shooting as self-cocking, and with pre-cocking the hammer. Unlike many revolvers of the XIX century, that of the sample in 1898 the drummer is not on the trigger, but in a special slot on the frame thus excluded misfire fault of weapons. And, with spring-loaded trigger disunited drummer and can act on it only when fully depressing the trigger. This so-called "safety" platoon high degree of gun safety.

    revolver rast-gasser m1898

    Rast-Gasser M1898
    revolver rast-gasser m1898
    Rast-Gasser M1898
    View of the drum and the stamp

    Sights consist of an open fly on the trunk and the slots on the top wall of the frame.

    angle between the handle and the bore axis, in accordance with the traditions of the time.

    handle is provided with a ring strap and wooden cheeks with a notch.

    entire structure revolver features simplicity, reliability and ease of handling. Disassembly process has been simplified to the limit, produced without the use of any tools. To access the trigger mechanism is enough to press on the base of the trigger guard, which is located on the latch, turning it about the axis. Then you can easily pick up the left half of frame around the handle.

    Caliber, mm 8h27
    Length mm 225
    Barrel length, mm 116
    Weight, g 980
    drum, the number of rounds 8

    Revolver Rast-Gasser, thanks to their simple design, ease of operation and, high ballistic performance 8-mm cartridge, along with automatic pistols Steyr, remained in service with the Austro-Hungarian army until the end of the First World War. Then, after the defeat, together with a large part of the Austrian firearms these revolvers as trophies were in Italy, where he found wide use until the end of the Second World War. And after the war, they were popular in Italy, as perhaps the only company in the world to manufacture 8-mm cartridges for this revolver remained "Giulio Fiochchi" in Lecco (GFL).

    revolver rast-gasser m1898

    Rast-Gasser M1898




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