The Mauser 1878 revolver is one extreme oddity.
Nicknamed the Zig-Zag revolver, this weapon is like no other.
Forgotten Weapons teaches us all about the long forgotten Mauser 1878 Zig-Zag revolver.
If you are a revolver lover, you just might find a new love in this overly complex obsolete revolver. It truly is nothing like anything you’ve ever seen before.
Ian from Forgotten Weapons takes a look at the Mauser 1878 Zig-Zag revolver. While the model failed as a German military revolver (which it was once intended to be), it was offered for commercial sale in three different calibers. This revolver actually unhinges to allow the shooter to load and unload in a most peculiar method.
While the Mauser 1878 Zig-Zag revolver was not a huge success, this revolver and other weapons paved the way to our modern firearms. A special thanks to Ian from Forgotten Weapons for keeping firearms history alive.