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Bergmann-Bayard disassembly video

October 5, 2011 Ian McCollum 4

Today we’re disassembling and explaining the Bergmann-Bayard M1910/21 self-loading pistol. This particular one is a very nice example of the Danish-made late variant of the design. You can see our other Bergmann videos (one of […]

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Luger automatic pistol

September 28, 2011 Ian McCollum 0

Ok, so the Luger isn’t exactly a Forgotten Weapon. In fact, it’s one of the most recognizable handguns ever made. But it traces its lineage directly so some much more obscure models (namely the Borchardt […]

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1907 US Pistol & Revolver Trials

May 27, 2011 Ian McCollum 4

When the US began its engagement in the Philippines at the close of the 19th century, the standard service sidearm was a .38 caliber double-action revolver. This was found to be insufficient for serious combat […]

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Manuals

Mars Pistol

April 15, 2011 Ian McCollum 5

Today’s post was written by reader Christopher Eger. Please check out his blog, Last Stand on Zombie Island. Thanks, Christopher! Wool jackets, bowler hats, waxed mustaches and the pall of London’s thick coal-dust fog. All […]

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Handgun

Welrod pistol

March 7, 2011 Ian McCollum 6

The Welrod pistol was a creation of the British special operations community during the middle of WWII. A suppressed pistol was needed to shoot sentries on covert missions, and the Welrod was the answer. It […]

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German

Borchardt automatic pistol

February 25, 2011 Ian McCollum 0

There is not much controversy over the identity of the first commercially successful – or at least the first serially produced – automatic pistol. Hugo Borchardt takes the prize with his 1893 design. Shown here […]

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German

Mannlicher 1910 automatic pistol

December 29, 2010 Ian McCollum 2

We have another addition to the pistol section for you today – the Mannlicher 1910 automatic pistol. I don’t have much other information for you, but this is an interesting and lesser-known contemporary of the […]

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Bergmann

Bergmann Simplex automatic pistol

December 27, 2010 Ian McCollum 0

We’ve had the most common Bergmann pistol – the M1910/21 – in the Vault for some time now, and today it is joined by another of Theodore Bergmann’s pistols. The Simplex was a refinement of […]