Bodeo M1889 file photo [26880]

Bodeo M1889 Handgun

Country of OriginItaly
Caliber10.350 mm
Capacity6 rounds
Length232.000 mm
Barrel Length115.000 mm
Weight0.950 kg
Muzzle Velocity255 m/s


ww2dbaseNamed after Italian head firearm commissioner Carlo Bodeo, the Model 1889 handguns entered production in 1889. These six-shot double-action revolvers were produced in two variants: the round-barreled variant with trigger guards for non-commissioned and commissioned officers, and the more numerous octagonal-barreled variant with folding triggers. They became the standard revolvers of the Italian Army in 1891, and would remain the sole standard revolvers so until the introduction of Glisenti Model 1910 pistols 19 years later. Production ended in 1931; during the 42-year production life, a large number of them were made by a wide number of manufacturers in Italy (Societa Siderurgica Glisenti, Castelli of Brescia, Metallurgica Bresciana, and Vincenzo Bernardelli of Gardone Val Trompia) and, during WW1, in Spain (Errasti and Arrostegui of Eibar). They remained in service through the WW2 era.

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Last Major Revision: May 2017

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