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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 12

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 […]

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Italian Vitali 1910 pistol

March 7, 2012 Ian McCollum 6

  We have been able to find very little information on the Vitali 1910 automatic pistol, but we did have the opportunity to take a look at one recently. It is very clearly marked Vitali […]

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Japanese 1908 Hino-Komuro Pistol

February 27, 2012 Ian McCollum 4

We recently had the opportunity to take a look at a 1908 Japanese Hino-Komuro pistol – one of the most unique guns we’ve yet seen. It’s one of the very few true blow-forward designs ever […]

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Bergmann 1910 for sale in Canada

February 26, 2012 Ian McCollum 9

One of our readers, having noticed my poorly-hidden lust for Bergmann pistols, offer me a gorgeous model 1910 that he inherited and is looking to sell. Unfortunately for me, he and the pistol are located […]

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Charola-Anitua semiauto pistol

February 17, 2012 Ian McCollum 3

The Charola-Anitua is an early Spanish semiauto pistol dating from 1898. The mechanism of the Charola is similar in principle to the Mauser C96, with a moving wedge being used to lock the bolt to […]

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Mauser HSc

February 8, 2012 Ian McCollum 6

The HSc was Mauser’s attempt to compete with the highly successful Walther PP design. Development began in 1934, and was ready for mass production in 1938. The German Arms Bureau did not allow production to […]