The Liberator


This little pistol was produced during WW II and dropped to resistance groups behind enemy lines. It was a cheap, stamped sheet-metal, single shot .45 pistol complete with smooth bore and breech mechanism. The idea was that the enemy would have no use for it if and when they found it, but the partisans would be able to take out an enemy soldier and then take his more effective weapons. It was produced by the Guide Lamp division of GM - the same division that later made turn signal lamp housings and the like. Some three million Liberators were made at a rate of 1 ever 5 seconds, making it the only gun in history that could be made faster than it could be loaded.

Click on images for larger version!!!!
wpe1.jpg (24955 bytes)
Figure 1
wpe3.jpg (7233 bytes)
Figure 2
wpe6.jpg (10785 bytes)
Figure 3
wpe8.jpg (9950 bytes)
Figure 4
wpeA.jpg (15870 bytes)
Figure 5
wpeC.jpg (23824 bytes)
Figure 6
wpeE.jpg (6462 bytes)
Figure 7

From the Michael Chop
Collection

Return to top of page

Rev 1.1