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Handgun

Webley-Fosbery Automatic Revolver

November 12, 2012 Ian McCollum 9

The Webley-Fosbery was an early automatic handgun based on a revolver design. The top half of the frame was able to slide back under recoil, recocking the hammer and indexing the next round in the […]

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Machine pistol

Lercker machine pistol

November 9, 2012 Ian McCollum 28

We don’t have very much information on today’s forgotten weapon, which is an Italian machine pistol designed by a gunsmith named Lercker. He worked for Beretta, but also had his own shop, where he designed […]

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Gunsmithing

Cool Extras

November 8, 2012 Ian McCollum 23

I have some extra neat stuff this week, so I figured I’d combine a couple things in another post this morning. First up is the first really cool Tumblr page I’ve run across: Rare Antique […]

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Book review

Book Review: Pistols of World War I

November 8, 2012 Ian McCollum 0

Today’s book is Pistols of World War I, by Robert J. Adamek. It’s a good overview of all the significant handguns used by combatants on both sides of the war (90 pistols among 16 countries). […]

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Handgun

Viet Cong 1911 Copy

October 31, 2012 Ian McCollum 23

In recognition of Halloween, we have a pistol that would be genuinely frightening to shoot, straight from the jungle shops of the Vietnam War. Made out of desperation and a lack of factory-produced arms, a […]

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Handgun

Spanish Eibar/Ruby Pistols

October 19, 2012 Ian McCollum 10

Back at the beginning of the 20th century, Spain had a significant number of relatively small gunmaking shops throughout its northern Basque area. The area has been known for its metalworking resources and prowess for […]

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Handgun

German Jager Pistol Video

October 8, 2012 Ian McCollum 13

Remember, today is your last chance to enter our DVD giveaway and get some cool free stuff! We’re drawing the two winners tomorrow, so if you haven’t entered yet, check out the contest page ASAP! […]

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Handgun

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 […]