The Mars Automatic Pistol was the magnum of the early 1900s.
This ultra rare semi-automatic pistol shot some hot-loaded cartridges.
Watch and learn about the predecessor to our modern magnum pistols.
These pistols never went into commercial production and there were only 81 ever made. This video examines two of these rare pistols.
Heavy recoil, complexity and size just did them in and they faded into history. They were only made from 1898 to 1907.