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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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Browning 1897 Rotating-Barrel Pistol

January 24, 2012 Ian McCollum 4

In 1897, John M. Browning was awarded four consecutive patents, which covered a big swath of possible automatic pistol designs. The one we’re looking at today (pointed out to me by Rufus at SHOT – […]

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Frommer 1910 pistol

January 6, 2012 Ian McCollum 8

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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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 […]