Model 1908 Bayard Pocket Pistol Museum Resin Replica Scale 1:1
The smallest and most powerful pocket automatic for many years after its introduction in 1908, the Bayard was far ahead of its time in design. In an era of .25 and .32 ACP autoloaders, it was chambered in the much more powerful and effective .380 ACP. Despite its small size (only 4-7/8" long) it packed a big punch. It was also much easier to shoot than virtually all of its peers because of some unique design features. The barrel was positioned directly above the trigger finger with the recoil spring on top coupled with a patented spring buffer. The result was a dramatic reduction in felt recoil allowing the pistol to be fired accurately in rapid fire.
It was an expensive handgun, but without peer for highly concealable personal protection and remained in highly desirable for that purpose long after manufacture ceased.
Great for any pre-WWII, Roaring 20s or Steampunk costume impression. This reproduction is cast from an original century old example in urethane plastic with separate grips. The bright finish is painted on.