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How the Berger Repeating Pistol Was a Step Towards Modern Handguns

The Berger Repeating Pistol was one odd historical weapon that has since been forgotten.

This manually-operated pistol worked much like a modern lever action rifle.

Watch as Ian from Forgotten Weapons explain the intricacies of the Berger Repeating Pistol from 1880.

In Austria and Germany way back in 1880, the race to get a better handgun was in full swing. The Berger Repeating Pistol was just one of the many that were tried and became quickly obsolete.

Based loosely on what would be the Winchester style lever action rifle action, this manually operated pistol is quite unique. It is indeed a very familiar style for any lever action rifle shooter.

While the Berger Repeating Pistol became forgotten quickly it is indeed a historical step to our modern day pistols and lever action rifles.

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