Ian from Forgotten Weapons examines a pistol that was way ahead of its time.
The Maxim Silverman Model 1896 was a prototype semi-automatic pistol. Learn all about the absolutely incredible Maxim Silverman Model 1896 Automatic Pistol.
While our friend Ian from Forgotten Weapons was at the Institute of Military Technology he found a very interesting prototype pistol. It was certainly way ahead of it's time.
The Maxim Silverman Model 1896 Automatic Pistol was a blowback action semi-automatic pistol of smooth lines. Looking at the shape it bears a striking resemblance to the Ruger Mark 1 pistol. That being said this pistol was chambered for a much larger caliber and this prototype predated Ruger's patent obviously by at least five decades. Talk about ahead of it's time.