Gilsenti M1910 file photo [26881]

Gilsenti M1910 Handgun

Country of OriginItaly
Caliber9.000 mm
Capacity7 rounds
Length207.000 mm
Barrel Length100.000 mm
Weight0.820 kg
Muzzle Velocity305 m/s


ww2dbaseThe Glisenti Model 1910 handguns were designed by Bethel Abiel Revelli, who patented his design to the Societa Siderugica Glisenti of Turin. In 1906, Gilsenti sold the manufacturing rights of this design to Metallurgica Brescia gia Tempini, which began limited production in 1908. Weapons of this original variant fired 7.65x22mm bottle-neck cartridges, and these weapons failed to impressed Italian Army officers, who requested a redesign. The second variant, which was accepted and entered production in 1910, fired 9x19mm rounds. In 1912, Metallurgica Brescia gia Tempini submitted a plan for redesign, aiming to improve the Model 1910 pistols by strengthening their frames and removing the grip safety devices, but the plan was rejected by the Italian Army. After extensive service in WW1, production ceased in the early 1920s; about 100,000 examples were built. Officially they were declared obsolete in 1934, but a number of them nevertheless remained in service through the WW2 era.

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Last Major Revision: Oct 2017

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