Skip to comments.The 9.4 Dutch Revolver
Posted on 09/04/2012 5:51:10 PM PDT by marktwain
Apache Junction, AZ --(Ammoland.com)- The 9.4 Dutch Revolver was brought out in 1873 and it has been somewhat difficult to find information in English about this unique duty revolver.
Sometimes called the Chamelot-Delvigne revolver it was known as the M73 OM and the model 73 NM both being 6 shots.
The old model has an octagon barrel while the new models is round. There is also a KLM model 5 shot with an octagon barrel. It is a small frame revolver that is double action resembling a small 38 in size. A company called de Beaumont produced it until it was replaced by the 1903 Browning in 1911. As far as I can tell it was never produced for the commercial market.
Like many of its peers the double action trigger is heavy and you have to have something to poke out the empties in this 5 shot gun.
I guess you solved your problems with the first cylinder full or you were in trouble.
One really unique feature is if you turn the lanyard ring ¼ turn it completely locks up the gun which is a safety. There is a rod going from the lanyard to the action enabling it to perform this function and it works as designed.
The revolver was used in some capacity by the police and military until about 1945. I have examined and shot both sizes and they all appeared to be well made. Like many nations during that time side arms were not considered serious combat weapons.
It would be impossible to buy shootable ammo for this gun as the bullet is .380 in diameter and cases have to be made from 41 magnum brass that is shortened and necked down.
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This thing makes a .455 Webley look pretty good.
(Actually,a .455 is pretty good at close range.)
The pic looks like 2 different revolvers. Maybe police....because I think the colonial troops used larger caliber stuff...had to knock down those tribesmen all hopped up like our boys discovered in the Philippines..
The revolver underneath looks more like a British Bulldog variant.
European revolvers of the late 19th Century tended to look somewhat alike; the Nagant variations of Belgium, Sweden, Switzerland, & later the Russian gas-seal version. The French 1892, like the others, was in some 7.62mm caliber.
Then there’s the Austrian Rast-Gasser 8mm revolver. The Japanese Type 26 was a composite of the others.
All these were later swept aside by the 9mm parabellum self-loading pistols.
Looks kinda like the Nagant pattern, doesn’t it?
Norwegian mailmen carried the Nagant. And a horn :).
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