Chiappa Rhino Revolver

    Italian firearms manufacturer Armi Chiappa have developed a very cool looking .357 Magnum snubnosed revolver called the Chiappa Rhino Revolver.

    It sure does resemble its namesake

    Its angular design and the fact that it fires from the bottom chamber, unlike most other revolvers, gives it an appearance that closely resembled the legendary Mateba Autorevolver. Having a barrel fire from the lower chamber is supposed to help tame recoil and reduce muzzle flip.

    Caliber 357 Mag.
    Capacity 6 rounds
    Barrel 2″
    Rate of twist 1:18.5″
    Weight 24 ounces

    Gun Holsters and Gear spoke to the company and found out that they may be available stateside at the end of the year.

    Mateba Model 6 Unica autorevolver. Production of this pistol has ceased.

    UPDATE: Daniel points out below in the comments that the Rhino and Mateba were both designed by the same person, Mr Emilio Ghisoni.

    From the Rhino Patent.
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