Semiauto pistol

Danish m/49 Service Pistol by SIG

August 21, 2017 Ian McCollum 12

When Denmark decided to replace its M1910/21 Bergmann service pistols, it did not have to look far for a very high-quality option. The Swiss military was just concluding several years of handgun trials that had […]

Aircraft MGs

MG-17 German Aircraft Machine Gun

August 20, 2017 Ian McCollum 24

The MG-17 is a belt-fed 8mm machine gun that was used on a large number of Luftwaffe aircraft early in World War II. The gun was developed by Rheinmetall through its subsidiary in Solothurn, Switzerland […]

Submachine Guns

Spanish MP41/44 – A Copy of the Erma EMP

August 17, 2017 Ian McCollum 18

The Spanish-made MP41/44 is a licensed copy of the Erma EMP submachine gun. The development begins with Heinrich Vollmer in 1925, designing a submachine gun for German military testing. The military trials showed a number […]