WTS .50 BMG Pistol

    This monster of a gun is manufactured by German firm WTS Waffentechnik in Suhl GmbH. While it is technically a pistol, it weights just about the same as the M1918 Browning Automatic Rifle!

    The action is of a single shot design which requires the bolt to be removed in order to load another round. Two large lugs keep the bolt in place.

    Length of barrel 430 mm / 16.92″
    Total length 615 mm / 24.21″
    Weight 7.2 kg / 15.87 lbs.
    Caliber .50 BMG
    Action single shot bolt action with 2 lugs
    Sight picatinny rail for scope
    Ignition mechanism. striker (firing pin)
    Trigger mechanism. multi-stage, adjustable
    Safety grip safety
    Muzzle brake two recoil-reducing chambers
    Proof Suhl proofhouse

    German gun magazine Visier are featuring the pistol in their December issue. This is a real gun, not a hoax!

    Translation: “Giant Pistol”

    Many thanks to Sven (Defense and Freedom) for emailing me the info about the pistol.

    Steve Johnson

    I founded TFB in 2007 and over 10 years worked tirelessly, with the help of my team, to build it up into the largest gun blog online. I retired as Editor in Chief in 2017. During my decade at TFB I was fortunate to work with the most amazing talented writers and genuinely good people!