Revolver / Open Bolt Machine Gun Hybrid

    Ryan emailed in this photo of a fascinating pistol. It appears to be a homemade open bolt1 machine gun revolver.

    [ Many thanks to Ryan for emailing me the link. ]

    1. Open bolt refers to the fact that the bolt has a fixed firing pin and slams into the primer to fire the cartridge. This mechanism is easier to make than a closed bolt system. 

    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!