Fans of the Schofield and other, top-break revolvers may enjoy this one. North American Arms is finalizing the design on a top-break Mini Revolver, which will go on sale later this year. We checked out a test mule at SHOT Show and learned a bit about it . . .
Pulling rearwards on that hook in front of the hammer releases the barrel and cylinder unit, allowing it to tilt forwards. On this version, the hook is also the rear sight.
Further tilting of the barrel and cylinder causes the extractor to extend.
NAA is still tinkering with this aspect of the mechanism to ensure that it’s stout enough to withstand long-term use, and may or may not be mulling over the idea of making an ejector model. Not gonna lie, if they do a version with modern sights and an ejector, I’ll have cash in hand.