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13.06.2021 18:00 GMT
Hello and welcome back to another Forgotten Hope 2 update.
Today we are showing off a render of our second French pistol, the Mle 1892 revolver.
In the late 1880s the French had just revolutionised the world of military rifles with the 1886 Lebel and its new smokeless powder cartridge. Inevitably, some thought would come around to similarly improving on the model 1873 Chamelot-Delvigne blackpowder revolvers. Taking a lot of features from the Schmidt M1882, a new design was approved for production in 1887. Introducing a new 8mm cartridge, and using a gate loading action with trigger disconnect, it was a functional upgrade to the older model. However only a small number could be produced as the state arsenals were at capacity producing the Lebel rifles.
This delay in production allowed for a major addition to be made - a swing out cylinder with simultaneous ejector copied from the Colt 1889. This model was the 1892. Unusually, the cylinder swings out to the right. This was chosen to allow a cavalryman to hold the revolver in his left hand with the reins while loading with his free right hand. The model 1892 would be produced up until 1924, with most produced before 1903. They served widely through both World Wars. Ours was made by Seth Soldier.
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