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Savage .45 ACP (Video)

June 3, 2013 Ian McCollum 18

In the first years of the 20th century, the US military was looking for a new standard sidearm in a .45-caliber cartridge, and set up a series of trials to choose one. The entrants to […]

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Boberg XR9-L Review

May 21, 2013 Ian McCollum 15

Last week I posted a review of a very much not-forgotten pistol over at TheFirearmBlog.com – a brand new Boberg XR9-L.  It doesn’t have any historical significance yet, but it’s a pretty interesting mechanical design, […]

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Czech CZ-52 Pistol Video

April 29, 2013 Ian McCollum 31

The CZ-52 really isn’t a forgotten weapons yet, but it is a pretty interesting gun mechanically, and well worth taking a look at. About 200,000 of them were made in Czechoslovakia from 1952 to 1954, […]

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Schwarzlose 1908 Video

April 22, 2013 Ian McCollum 15

We previously got to take a look at a Hino-Komuro, a Japanese blow-forward automatic pistol dating from 1908 – and today we have another blow-forward from 1908. Andreas Schwarzlose (best known for his 1907 and […]

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The Walther Volkspistole

March 6, 2013 Ian McCollum 49

Michael Heidler is a German author who has written a couple very well-researched books on German weaponry, including a massively comprehensive catalog of manufacturing codes which we reviewed a little while back. Mr. Heidler is […]

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Roth-Steyr 1907 Pistol (Video)

March 4, 2013 Ian McCollum 18

We had the chance to dig into a Roth Steyr 1907 selfloading pistol recently, and put together a video on it. The pistol is quite unusual, with a fixed internal magazine, rotating barrel locking system, […]

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Book Review: Astra Automatic Pistols

February 28, 2013 Ian McCollum 8

Our book today isn’t particularly flashy or exciting, but it is a solid piece of research. It is Astra Automatic Pistols by Leonardo Antaris – and the subject is pretty self-explanatory. Antaris follow a simply […]

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Russian 9mm PB Silenced Pistol

February 6, 2013 Ian McCollum 17

We’re pleased to have another guest article for you today, this time by Russian author Maxim Popenker (you may recognize him from his encyclopedic web site of firearms, world.guns.ru). He got his hands on a […]