The Peters PSDR III suppressed / silenced revolver was designed in 1993 and manufactured in very small numbers by German gunsmith Joe Peters. These unusual weapons were apparently ordered and purchased by the German special police force SEK (Spezialeinsatzkommando) . They were intended for use during high risk operations against organized crime gangs and terrorists.
The core of the PSDR suppressed / silenced revolver is the US-made Smith&Wesson model 625 double action revolver. The original gun was then heavily modified by Peters. This conventional, swing-out cylinder six-gun is fitted with a new cylinder with obturating rings at the front.
The cylinder and frame are enclosed within a clam-shell like case that captures the powder gases escaping from the gap between the cylinder and barrel. Reloading of the gun involves opening the clam-shell doors on both sides, then the cylinder swings out in the usual way. Spent cases are ejected and fresh ammunition loaded. When this action is complete, the cylinder is closed and clam-shell doors closed, then the gun is ready to fire.
This revolver is fitted with a new barrel, which in turn in enclosed inside a sound suppressor / silencer casing. The top of the frame is provided with a mounting interface for a handgun scope, and a tactical light or laser can be installed below the sound suppressor. Since the gun is fairly heavy, it can be equipped with a folding shoulder stock folding to the side. To facilitate fast reloads, ammunition is loaded and unloaded using 6-round moon clips.
|Full text name||Peters PSDR III suppressed / silenced revolver (Germany / USA)|
|Caliber cartridge||.45 ACP .45 Automatic Colt Pistol (11.43x25)|
|Length, folded, mm||440|
|Barrel length, mm||200|
|Weight empty, kg||3,4|
|Magazine capacity, rounds||6|