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Semiauto pistol

Clausius Model 1895

July 3, 2013 Ian McCollum 16

German inventor Claus Claudius patented a design for a long-recoil automatic pistol in 1895, and we ran across a couple photos of an example of it that was actually manufactured: We found the photo in […]

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Handgun

Semmerling LM4 Video

July 1, 2013 Ian McCollum 36

The Semmerling LM4 has pretty much no historical significance, but it does have a pretty unusual operating system. It is a .45ACP backup pistol developed by a fellow named Philip R. Lichtman in the 1970s. […]

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Revolver

Landstad 1900 Automatic Revolver

June 14, 2013 Ian McCollum 39

We spent a bunch of time earlier this week covering the Webley-Fosbery “automatic revolver”, and I would like to close out the week with another pistol of that type, but one that’s even weirder than […]

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Manuals

Webley-Fosbery Automatic Revolver

June 12, 2013 Ian McCollum 26

Patented in 1896 and going into production in 1901, the Webley-Fosbery Automatic Revolver was the brainchild of British Col. George Vincent Fosbery, VC. Fosbery was a career military officer who had served in India for […]

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Mystery

Mystery Chinese Pistol

June 5, 2013 Ian McCollum 30

I’m sure everyone has heard a second or third hand story about someone finding a total steal on a gun at an estate sale or auction. Heck, I’ve had a few great moments that start […]

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Semiauto pistol

Savage .45 ACP (Video)

June 3, 2013 Ian McCollum 18

In the first years of the 20th century, the US military was looking for a new standard sidearm in a .45-caliber cartridge, and set up a series of trials to choose one. The entrants to […]

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Handgun

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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Revolver

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 […]