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Clausius Model 1895

July 3, 2013 Ian McCollum 16

German inventor Claus Claudius patented a design for a long-recoil automatic pistol in 1895, and we ran across a couple photos of an example of it that was actually manufactured: We found the photo in […]

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Landstad 1900 Automatic Revolver

June 14, 2013 Ian McCollum 38

We spent a bunch of time earlier this week covering the Webley-Fosbery “automatic revolver”, and I would like to close out the week with another pistol of that type, but one that’s even weirder than […]

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Webley-Fosbery Automatic Revolver

June 12, 2013 Ian McCollum 26

Patented in 1896 and going into production in 1901, the Webley-Fosbery Automatic Revolver was the brainchild of British Col. George Vincent Fosbery, VC. Fosbery was a career military officer who had served in India for […]

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Mystery Chinese Pistol

June 5, 2013 Ian McCollum 28

I’m sure everyone has heard a second or third hand story about someone finding a total steal on a gun at an estate sale or auction. Heck, I’ve had a few great moments that start […]

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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 – a brand new Boberg XR9-L.  It doesn’t have any historical significance yet, but it’s a pretty interesting mechanical design, […]