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Menta / Beholla / Leonhardt / Stenda


Menta, Right side, Someone, for some reason, has refinished this pistol in a baked on black finish.

Other Pictures:
Menta, Left side.

The Beholla is a blowback pistol chambered for the 7.65 Browning. It was developed by Becker and Hollander of Suhl with production beginning in 1915 and ending in 1918 - this was a pistol produced almost purely for sale to the Imperial German army and almost all will bear some form of Imperial inspection and acceptance marking. The Beholla pistol was also manufactured under the names Menta, Leonhardt, and Stenda. It is believed that the German army may have contracted with a number of different companies to produce the Beholla.
After the Great War the firm of Waffenfabrik August Mentz of Shul continued to produce the Beholla as the Menta. The Menta pistol pictured has German commercial Crown over N proof

Weapontype:
Pistol

Manufacturer:
Multiple.

Operation:
blowback

Cartridge:
7.65 mm ACP

Weight:
640 g

Length:
140 mm

Barrel:
75 mm

Rifling:
6 grooves, rh

Magazine Capacity:
7 rounds

In service dates:
1915-18

 

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