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MannPistol
Mann pistol
Country of origin

Germany

Manufacturer(s)

Fritz Mann Feinmaschinen

Designer(s)

Fritz Mann

Year(s) designed

1920s

Production began

1920

Production ended

1923/1924

Weapon type

Pistol

Caliber

.25 ACP

Action

Blowback

Overall length

4.1 inches (10.4 cm)

Barrel length

1.8 inches (4.5 cm)

Weight

0.5 pounds (0.23 kg)

Width

2.7 inches (6.9 cm)

Magazine/Cylinder capacity

5 round detachable box magazine


The Mann pistol is a German pocket pistol.

HistoryEdit

The aim of the Mann's design was to create a simple, light-weight, reliable design. However, Mann did not want to use use blowback as it made the gun heavy.

Design DetailsEdit

MannBulge

Bulged casings from a Mann.

The Mann did not have a breech locking mechanism, so the gun's operation had to slow down enough to eject the cartridge. Mann chose a circular chamber groove for the gun, which slowed the cycling down enough, where pressure in the barrel forces the cartridge into the groove, delaying the action. The gun also had barrel retention, which was innovative at the time.

An interesting quirk about the Mann was that it was supposed to bulge cases, which would usually be a bad thing on a modern firearm.




ReferencesEdit

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