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Generic Revolver
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Generic Revolver
Group: Ranged Weapon
Tech Level TL–4
Size 200mm
Weight 900 grams
Cost Cr150
Ammo 9mm bullet, x6 rounds
Manufacturer Various
Generic Revolver

A Revolver (1,000 grams loaded; Cr155; TL-4) is an older variety of handgun. [1]

Description (Specifications)[edit]

The revolver fires 9mm bullets with characteristics similar to those fired by the automatic pistol, but not interchangeable with them. No magazine is used: six cartridges are inserted into the revolver individually. Reloading takes a short amount of time, and even a little less time if the loader foregoes the benefit of evasion. [2] A revolver can be fitted with a silencer and a detachable shoulder stock. [3]

Image Repository[edit]

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Weapon Characteristics[edit]

Length: 200mm (some versions may be shorter or longer). Weight, unloaded: 900 grams (weight of six cartridges: 100 grams). Base price: Cr150 (six cartridges cost Cr5). [4]

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

The revolver is a natural development of improved and improving ammunition technology. The Muzzle-loading Pistol leads to the Percussion Revolver, which in turn leads to the contemporary revolver, which is still a potent weapons after more than a thousand years in the field. Many revolvers are more reliable than their Automatic Pistol counterparts. [5]

Revolvers come of age in the TL:4-6 epoch and are never really considered obsolete as they remain useful well into the TL:13-15 epoch. Revolvers grow increasingly sophisticated through the epochsm including great increases in reliability and hitting power during TL:7-9 and TL:10-12. However, few models are issued to soldiery by the TL:10-12 epoch, as military personnel strongly tend to prefer Gauss Pistols and Laser Pistols. Nevertheless, the Magnum Revolver remains popular even in an age of High Energy Weaponry. [6]

Selected Revolver Models[edit]

  1. TL-4 Revolver
  2. TL-5 Magnum Revolver
  3. TL-6 Magnum Revolver

References & contributors (Sources)[edit]

This list of sources was used by the Traveller Wiki Editorial Team and individual contributors to compose this article. Copyrighted material is used under license from Far Future Enterprises or by permission of the author. The page history lists all of the contributions.
  1. Marc Miller. Characters and Combat (Game Designers Workshop, 1977), 37.
  2. Marc Miller. Characters and Combat (Game Designers Workshop, 1977), 37.
  3. An unpublished factoid written by Post-publication Errata
  4. Marc Miller. Characters and Combat (Game Designers Workshop, 1977), 38.
  5. An unpublished factoid written by Maksim-Smelchak
  6. An unpublished factoid written by Maksim-Smelchak