The Welrod Pistol Came With A Silencer.

by Daniel Russ on June 1, 2012

The Welrod Pistol Came With A Silencer

The Welrod Pistol Came With A Silencer

The Welrod pistol was created in the United Kingdom during World War II to serve special operations forces. The idea was to provide a firearm with its own built in silencer so operatives would not give away their position. Normal silencers could be heard because the reciprocating slide makes a sound during discharge. The Welrod provided the answer. It was a manually operated action. The gun was made to chamber 7.65 mm and 9 mm. It was 14 inches long and the silencer portion didn’t last more than a few round before it had t be repaired. Some of the guns were dropped to troops behind the lines. The gun itself could be disassembled in reassembled in moments.


Source: Small Arms 1914 -45 by Michael E. Haskew 2012


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jason holmes August 18, 2012 at 3:58 am

it was a great and true war storey,l watch 2rd world war all the time because
this was our time in life,can you buy a gun with a silencer do you know how
l could l am a old type person and would like to find a kidnape child abroad l need back up with a pistal can you help.jours trully jason holmes.

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