Pfeifer Zeliska .600 Nitro Express revolver
|Place of origin||Austria|
|Cartridge||.600 Nitro Express|
The .600 Nitro Express Zeliska revolver is an Austrian single-action revolver produced by Pfeifer firearms. Except for the Giant 1859 28mm Remington revolver, 4.13 feet long, and except for the Thompson Contender .600 Nitro Magnum; the Zeliska may be the largest handgun in the world, weighing in at 6.001 kilograms (13.230 lb) and having a length of 55 centimetres (22 in). The cylinder section alone weighs 2.041 kilograms (4.500 lb). The Zeliska is also one of the most powerful handguns in the world, producing a muzzle energy of 7,591 foot pounds. The weight of the gun helps control the recoil, making controlled shooting possible. The capacity of a Zeliska is five .600 Nitro Express or .458 Win Mag rounds. The Zeliska fires a .600 Nitro Express slug (900 grain) at 1,950 ft/s (594.36 m/s, 2,139.7 km/h). The cost of a Zeliska revolver is $17,316. Each .600 Nitro Express round costs $40, making this gun very expensive to fire.
Loading is accomplished through a loading gate located on the right of the cylinder, similar to the Colt Single Action Army, which the Zeliska is largely based on.
Added features to the gun include gold-plated hammer, cylinder pivot, action and the gold-filled inscription on the gun indicating the company's address.
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