Rast & Gasser 1898 revolver 8mm

01. Original name Rast & Gasser 1898 revolver   
02. Other official names   
03. Popular names   
04. Chamberings 8mm Gasser  
05. Designed by Leopold Gasser and August Rast  
06. Design date 1873  
07. In service date(s) 1898–1945  
08. Adopted by Austria-Hungary; Kingdom of Italy; Kingdom of Yugoslavia  
09. Production quantities Up to 200 000  
10. Mechanism 8 shot, side loading gate, double action revolver  
11. Weight 935g  
12. Mountings Lanyard Ring  
13. Practicality in action Fairly high capacity magazine however single side gate loading is slow. Chambering offers decent ballistic performance at short range with minimal recoil  
14. Comments / Other information Fairly unique field stripping procedure, allowing access to all working parts for maintenance without the need for tools. Opening the loading gate disconnects the hammer from the trigger mechanism allowing the double action trigger to index the cylinder during loading by pulling the trigger