WTS .50 BMG Pistol

Steve Johnson
by Steve Johnson

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 barrel430 mm / 16.92″
Total length615 mm / 24.21″
Weight7.2 kg / 15.87 lbs.
Caliber.50 BMG
Actionsingle shot bolt action with 2 lugs
Sightpicatinny rail for scope
Ignition mechanism.striker (firing pin)
Trigger mechanism.multi-stage, adjustable
Safetygrip safety
Muzzle braketwo recoil-reducing chambers
ProofSuhl 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
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!

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