Target Pistols

Breech mechanisms for single-shot target pistols

Using the following breech systems will allow you to categorize your classic target pistol. Most other systems form sub-categories.

Various other lesser known breech systems bare testament to the development of single shot target pistols. Many of these breech systems were either modified or adjusted from target rifle systems. That’s what makes collecting and studying these pistol systems so interesting, it gives the collector an insight into the innovative and artistic mindset of its makers and cultural heritage from a by-gone era. The historical references made with these pistols form the basis for many breech systems still used today in modern target pistols.