Two Semi-Auto Revolvers

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John Popp is joined by NRA Museums special projects coordinator Ernie Lyles, whose titles are bigger than his moustache! He's brought two semi-automatic revolvers to the Curator's Corner. Yes, semi-auto revolvers. The first is the better-known Webley-Fosbery, made between 1901-1924. The second is its American cousin, the Union Firearms Company Semi-Auto Revolver, created in 1909 by Charles Lefever. When you fire the gun, the top half recoils to the rear, rotating the chamber and recocking the hammer. It wasn't a big success. Only 80 were sold. Lefever left and joined Daisy, creating the Daisy Model 25 BB Gun, which sold over 8 million.

Season 11