There is for the Nagant revolver only. While these were most likely not used on the front during the war, they DID actually exist.
Interestingly, normal revolvers can't be silenced due to the gap between the cylinder. No matter what you do to the end of the barrel, gases will escape at the gap, making a loud noise. The Nagant 1895, however, pushes the cylinder foward to seal this gap, so you CAN put a silencer on it. They called it the Bramit device.
There's one on display at the CIA museum. It may have been used for assassinations in Russia, being the only handgun that can be silenced AND not throw brass, like a semi-auto pistol.
the only handgun that can be silenced AND not throw brass, like a semi-auto pistol.
It's the only revolver that can be suppressed and not throw brass. Plenty of other handguns can be. Break-top single/double barrels, bolt action, lever-action pistols etc can all be suppressed and don't throw brass unless you want them to. Yes minor detail, I know sorry.
Good point! I love exceptions to rules!
Capable of being suppressed is one thing, but have suppressors EVER been made for a lever-action, bolt action, or breaktop pistol that you know of? I only ask because I would love to see one.
If you have the tools, and one of the above guns, then yes! Threading a barrel isn't difficult, and suppressors are abundant and mostly cheap, if somewhat heavily federally regulated in the USA.
Indeed. I heard it is a lot of paperwork and fees and probably not worth it. And its legality probably changes based on state and local laws.
Lol, I just imagined an assassin with a bolt action, silenced handgun. Probably the anti-James Bond. He probably wears a flannel rather than a tux.