Baylè 1879 wallet / palm pistol

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Baylè 1879 wallet / palm pistol
Type Pistol
Place of origin France
Production history
Designed 1879
Barrels 6 Vertically
Action Double-action
Sights Iron

The Baylè Pistol was a 6 barrel pistol of French origin introduced in 1879. The barrels were stacked vertically and firing was actuated with a double-action trigger mechanism firing each round at a time.[1][2][3][4]


  1. ^ Grimes, Charles M. (September 1972). "In Pursuit of a French Wallet Pistol". The Gun Report. Aledo, IL: Bruce Canfield: 42+. 
  2. ^ Meyer, Bernard (December 1989). "La Mitrailleuse de Poche Bayle". Gazette des Armes (in French). Paris, France: Gazette des Armes (196): 20–24. Retrieved February 26, 2016. 
  3. ^ Dexter, F. Theodore (1960). Half Century Scrapbook Of Vari-Type Firearms. Photography by Orville Logan Snider. p. 134. 
  4. ^ Dunlap, Jack; Winant, Lewis (1967). American, British and Continental pepperbox firearms. p. 273. 

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  • Guns and Hunting, September 1962
  • Shooting Times, December 1962