That revolver has a manual safety?
It surely does in a strange feature from the past.
Ian from Forgotten Weapons is here to show us all about this Dutch Police Revolver.
This Dutch police revolver is very different than any revolver that most of us are aware of. This revolver has a manual safety that actually served a purpose.
As Ian from Forgotten Weapons explains, the Dutch police loaded the first revolver cylinder chamber with a blank cartridge, and the second chamber is loaded with a tear gas cartridge. The remaining three chambers were loaded with standard bullet ammunition. The manual safety kept the cylinder from rotating off the blank chamber while being carried thereby keeping the first shot as a blank shot.