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Prototype vz.52 Machine Pistol

July 19, 2013 Ian McCollum 34

In light of our recent video on the HK P9 (and comparison to the Czech vz.52 pistol), I though it would be interesting to take a look at an interesting prototype machine pistol. This was […]

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Controls Long Past

July 16, 2013 Ian McCollum 69

Guns are like vodka. The better and better new ones get, the more indistinguishable they become, as they get closer and closer to that Platonic ideal design. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, really – […]

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H&K P9S Video

July 15, 2013 Ian McCollum 50

When we think about roller-delayed blowback firearms, we generally think of H&K rifles – but H&K also made a miniature version of the system for the P9 pistol in the late 1960s. The P9 was […]

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Another Unusual Chinese Pistol

July 12, 2013 Ian McCollum 48

When you see a pistol with markings from multiple different manufacturers, it means one of two things: collaborative project, or Chinese workshop manufacture (or Khyber Pass workshop manufacture). Well, this one is definitely Chinese: Check […]

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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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Semmerling LM4 Video

July 1, 2013 Ian McCollum 37

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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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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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 […]