Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Swiss Prototype Pistols: P44/8 and W+F Bern P43

Ian got to look at the two protoype pistols for Swiss military


According to the Youtube descprtion,

These are both mechanically Browning short-recoil tilting barrel pistols, but they do show some significant differences, particularly in the trigger mechanisms. The P44 was developed from Charles Petter's MAS 35A pistol adopted by the French, and it would go on to become the P47 (aka SIG P210) and the winner of the Swiss handgun trials.

From: Forgotten Weapons