Object Title

Centrefire double-barrelled revolver pistol - Saur Bar

Centrefire double-barrelled revolver pistol - Saur Bar

Date

1903

Object Number

XII.4144

Provenance

Transferred via Amnesty 1965 from Surrey Police. 11th November 1965

Physical Description

Flat design with two barrels and a turntable firing pin. The two piece grip is of plastic and an ejector rod is screwed into the base. The polished trigger folds forward. The barrels have 4 grooves with right hand twist. On the integral magazine is stampedthe following patent numbers: England 11998, Russland, Nord Amerika on the other side Deutschland 98382, PATENT Belgien 134215

Dimensions

BarrelLength2.9in

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number 1382

Calibre

.25 in ACP

Inscriptions and Marks

Stamped with German proofs for Ulm. The frame is stamped with the date 03

Associations

Places Germany

Notes

Developed by Saur in 1897/98, production began in 1900. The inventor of this design was Burkhard Behr, a Russian living in Switzerland, who gave his name to the design.