The strangely proportioned and mechanically unusual Berger repeating pistol
Cal. 7.65mm. The Berger repeating pistol, made in France, has a unique mechanism that involves a double set of hammers. A large, fixed front sight, made of copper, sits on the barrel over a tubular magazine that loads from the left side. Pulling the trigger actuates the cartridge elevator while cocking both hammers. The forward hammer/breechblock, that carries the firing pin, falls first. The rearmost hammer immediately follows, striking the now-protruding firing pin. Relaxing the finger loop allows the trigger to spring back into position.