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Book review

Book Review: The Parabellum is Back!

November 29, 2012 Ian McCollum 0

The final chapter in our continuing Luger series is today’s book, The Parabellum is Back! While Sturgess’ three-volume encyclopedia covers the pistol through 1918 and Simson Lugers takes us through Weimar, that leaves a lot […]

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Book review

Book Review: Simson Lugers

November 22, 2012 Ian McCollum 0

We’ve been on a bit of a Luger kick recently, and it continues today. A few weeks ago we looked at Geoffrey Sturgess’ three-volume tome on Luger and Borchardt development, which takes the story of […]

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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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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 11

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 […]