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Does anyone make a top break revolver?

Does anyone make a top break revolver?

The Anderson Wheeler “Mark VII” Revolver is a seven-shot top-break revolver, chambered for . 357 Magnum.

What happened to break action revolvers?

A few people have mused at some point that top-break revolvers would actually make more sense as a defensive pistol than swing-out cylinders. They were also one of the most popular designs well into the 20th century but eventually were phased out. Why? Because they became obsolete, mostly due to changes in ammunition.

Why are top break revolvers not popular?

A top-break system is absolutely viable for lower powered cartridges. The reason why top-break revolvers are no longer in common use is largely the same reason why all revolvers have become obsolescent: semiautomatic pistols perform better in most respects and cost less to produce and purchase.

What sits under the barrel of a break action pistol?

single locking lug
The action is usually held closed by a single locking lug, usually below the barrel in a single shot or between the barrels of a double barreled gun. The single lug must carry all of the force of firing the cartridge.

When were the top break revolvers invented?

The first break-action revolver was patented in France and Britain at the end of December in 1858 by Devisme. A substantial hinge pin joins the two parts of the rifle or shotgun; the stock with its firing mechanism and the fore-piece and barrel, which hold the round to be fired.

What are the best 22 revolvers?

Before getting into .22 revolvers, we’ll first cover the best .22 pistols. Generally speaking, Ruger, Walther, and Smith & Wesson are the go-to manufactures for these handguns. First up is Ruger, a manufacturer known for a their .22 LR firearms including 22 rifles like 10/22 and a wide variety of 22 pistols.

What is a top break revolver?

Top Break Revolver. Its efficient, break-open design could be operated with one hand. That made it easy to eject the spent cartridges and reload while on horseback. It was the Russian government that truly embraced the new side arm. The Czar ordered 41,000 Top Breaks. Those had a modified grip design, lanyard ring, and a distinctive trigger spur.

What are the best revolvers for concealed carry?

Most people looking for a revolver these days either want a snubby .38 Special for concealed carry, a .22 for plinking or small game, or a magnum for defense or hunting.

What is the best load for a 22 Magnum revolver?

The .22 Magnum snubnose revolver is now a fact of life in the CCW arena. In fact, Hornady offers a Critical Defense 45-grain FTX load specifically for it that will produce 1,000 fps out of a 2.0-inch—or 1.87-inch—barrel.