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Russian Silent Ammunition

May 29, 2013 Ian McCollum 27

Pistols Firing Internally Silenced Ammunition Guns of the Spetsnaz Pt III By Maxim Popenker As discussed in previous articles on the subject, Soviet Spetsnaz troops played a key role in Soviet military doctrine, in both […]

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Getting That Last One…

May 28, 2013 Ian McCollum 28

No at matter how close you think you are, it seems that a proper gun collection can never really be complete. The closer you get to having a one of each necessary example of whatever […]

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M1895 Nagant Followup: Manuals

May 22, 2013 Ian McCollum 19

It isn’t unusual for me to learn additional things about a particular gun from various folks after I write a post, which sometimes calls for an addendum to my original post or article. Well, after […]

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Boberg XR9-L Review

May 21, 2013 Ian McCollum 15

Last week I posted a review of a very much not-forgotten pistol over at – a brand new Boberg XR9-L.  It doesn’t have any historical significance yet, but it’s a pretty interesting mechanical design, […]

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Czech CZ-52 Pistol Video

April 29, 2013 Ian McCollum 31

The CZ-52 really isn’t a forgotten weapons yet, but it is a pretty interesting gun mechanically, and well worth taking a look at. About 200,000 of them were made in Czechoslovakia from 1952 to 1954, […]

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Schwarzlose 1908 Video

April 22, 2013 Ian McCollum 15

We previously got to take a look at a Hino-Komuro, a Japanese blow-forward automatic pistol dating from 1908 – and today we have another blow-forward from 1908. Andreas Schwarzlose (best known for his 1907 and […]

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Russian APB Silenced Machine Pistol

April 3, 2013 Ian McCollum 15

Soviet Spetsnaz Guns, Part II By Maxim Popenker As discussed in a previous article on the PB pistol, Soviet Spetsnaz troops played a key role in Soviet military doctrine, in both local operations (mostly in […]