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The Obrez and its Cousins

October 3, 2012 Ian McCollum 25

I’m not sure where it started, but the “obrez” has gained a decent bit of recognition among gun folks (particularly gun folks on the internet). The concept is a Mosin-Nagant rifle with the barrel cut […]

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Japanese Hamada Pistol

August 29, 2012 Ian McCollum 3

A couple weeks ago, the folk at Weaponsman sent us a photo of an odd pistol on display – unlabeled – at the Special Forces Museum at Fort Bragg. They were wondering if we know […]

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Mauser Volkspistole

August 20, 2012 Ian McCollum 19

We have another experimental German WWII piece for you today, Mauser’s last-ditch “Volkspistole”. It was developed at the end of the war as an extremely inexpensive home guard weapon, although how much use a pistol […]

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Brazilian PASAM Machine Pistol

August 15, 2012 Ian McCollum 18

We’re happy to have another guest article for you today, this time written by Ronaldo Olive of Brazil. This was originally printed in Combat Handguns in the 1980s, and we’re reprinting it with Ronaldo’s permission […]

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Lorenzoni Flintlock Repeating Pistol

August 13, 2012 Ian McCollum 21

Today we have one of the oldest guns we’ve looked at, a Lorenzoni repeating flintlock pistol. The system was designed by an Italian gunmaker in Florence name Michele Lorenzoni. They were made in very small […]

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Steyr GB

August 10, 2012 Ian McCollum 38

After World War II, the Austrian military used a mixture of Browning High Power and Walther P38 pistols – they were effective and available in large numbers so why not? However, by the early 1970s […]

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Japanese “Papa” Nambu video

July 9, 2012 Ian McCollum 6

In 1925, the Imperial Japanese Army adopted the Type 14 pistol, which was produced in large numbers during WWII. It looks outwardly pretty similar to a Luger, but i mechanically very different. What many folks […]

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C96 “Broomhandle” Mauser

June 19, 2012 Ian McCollum 11

Tuesday is normally a day I get to yakking about some gun-related subject, but I’m pretty beat form a long day and nothing is coming to mind that seems like it would be of interest […]