Dardick Model 1500

Dardick Model 1500

This unusual pistol was the idea of New York inventor David Dardick. His design used a rotary chamber (like a revolver), but rather than containing closed chambers, used three longitudinal recesses. Each was open to one side. To fit their triangular shape, Dardick developped a special round: a triangular nylon jacket with rounded sides holding a metallic sleeve which contained a standard bullet, propellant and primer. The cartridges were fed from an integral grip magazine into the first recess, which rotated into the firing position and fired. It would then continue rotating until the spent casing fell out, allowing another round to be fed onto the rotor. It never developped any kind of following, and in 1962, was discontinued. Only about fifty of these were ever made between 1954 and their end, and individual rounds (trounds) run about $5 - $10 these days. Markings on the left frame, above the rotor : DARDICK CORP. HAMDEN, CONN PAT. NO. 2885125> MODEL 1500

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