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    Very cool pistol! I like the wierd and unusual ones.....

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    Several early repeating pistols used a "lever action" employing a ring on the cocking lever. In addition to the Bittner I can think of the Laumann, Schönberger, Berger, Schulhof, Reiger and the American made Volcanic. There was a French variant of the Volcanic but I can't recall the name right now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Wood View Post
    Several early repeating pistols used a "lever action" employing a ring on the cocking lever. In addition to the Bittner I can thing of the Laumann, Schönberger, Berger, Schulhof, Reiger and the American made Volcanic. There was a French variant of the Volcanic but I can't recall the name right now.
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    It is splitting hairs I know, but the Savage was a revolver, not a pistol.
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    If it is made after 1918...it is a reproduction.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Wood View Post
    It is splitting hairs I know, but the Savage was a revolver, not a pistol.
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    You are correct as usual...Bill
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    Ron, I think you were thinking of the Italian Venditti which is a copy of a Volcanic.
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    I think you are right.
    If it is made after 1918...it is a reproduction.

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    A fascinating pistol. For those book people interested in early repeating pistols, Joe Schroeder's 'Gun Collector's Digest', Vol.3,('81) has a concise illustrated article on the Bittner. The cover's color photo shows a near-mint Bittner with loaded Mannlicher style clip - about a .8 on Richter's 'Lust' Scale. I'm sure the internet has additional data, however Mötz - Schuy's monumental 'Vom Ursprung der Selbstladepistole' book (in German) covers in great detail the many Austrian Empire guns Ron mentioned. A superb book limited by the language obstacle, a pity given the exhaustive research.

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    Bill,

    Thanks for the great posting.


    I was curious to see how this one loaded, etc.

    Found these images and this exploded-view illustration.

    But that "magazine" (or stripper clip) must be a booger to find.
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    Best Regards, Pete...

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