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Frommer 1910 pistol

January 6, 2012 Ian McCollum 9

One of our readers on the Facebook page asked if we had any information on the Frommer Stop pistol a couple days ago. We don’t (at the moment) – but we do have a couple […]

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Stechkin Automatic Pistol

November 21, 2011 Ian McCollum 8

The Stechkin automatic pistol was adopted by the Soviet military in 1951, alongside the Makarov pistol. Both are chambered bot the 9x18mm Russian cartridge, and both use simple blowback mechanisms. The Stechkin is a heavier […]

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Steyr 1912 Video

November 14, 2011 Ian McCollum 27

We have another video to post today – this time about the Steyr 1912 handgun, aka the Steyr-Hahn. We have one in the Reference Collection that we are going to disassemble and discuss, so please […]

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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 […]