|Type||Multi-Purpose Pinfire Revolver|
|Place of origin||Belgium|
|Manufacturer||L. Dolne à Liege|
|Variants||9mm Unofficial WWII British|
|Length||Folded, 4.3" (105mm); Unfolded, 7.8" (200mm)
Bayonet, 1.15" (29.21mm)
|Cartridge||7 mm Lefaucheux|
|Action||Double action only|
|Feed system||6-round detaching cylinder|
The Apache operates on the principle of a pepperbox revolver using a pinfire cartridge and incorporates a fold-over knuckle duster forming the grip and also a rudimentary foldout, dual-edged knife.
Due to the lack of a barrel, the revolver's effective range is very limited, but since all of its component parts can be folded inward towards the cylinder, it was easily concealable inside a pocket. It was common to leave an empty chamber with no cartridge under the hammer to prevent shooting oneself while having it concealed in a pocket or bag, as the weapon has no trigger guard or safety. This weapon is not able to be aimed precisely because of its lack of front and rear sights. Despite its limited potential, the revolver proved deadly at extremely close range.
A 9 mm revolver of similar design (but no official designation) was allegedly used by British commandos during World War II, though exact statistics about production numbers and technical details have as yet remained undisclosed to the public.
- Byam, Michèle (2011-08-15). Arms and Armor. DK Eyewitness Books. New York, NY: DK Publishing. p. 51. ISBN 978-0-7566-8951-3. Retrieved 2013-05-03.
- Hogg, Ian V; Walter, John (2004). Pistols of the World (4 ed.). Iola, WI: David & Charles. p. 395. ISBN 978-0-87349-460-1. Retrieved 2013-05-03.
- Weapon auction site with pictures and descriptions
- McNab, Chris (2009). Firearms. Bath, UK: Parragon. p. 63. ISBN 978-1-4075-1607-3.
- Infanteriewaffen Gestern Band 1 (Infantry Weapons from Yesterday, volume 1), pages 263–264