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Book review

Book Review: The Colt Model 1905

May 17, 2012 Ian McCollum 0

Today we’re looking at John Potocki’s excellent reference work, The Colt 1905 Automatic Pistol. Not much doubt what the subject is, right? The development of John Browning’s iconic 1911 pistol is generally not much discussed, […]

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Heavy MGs

ABC’s of Machine Guns

May 14, 2012 Ian McCollum 1

Here’s another neat manual – A.B.C du Mitrailleu – the ABCs of Machine Guns. This was published in 1917 (the fifth edition, anyway) in French, and does a nice job showing all the most useful […]

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Heavy MGs

Model 1917 Machine Gun Cart

April 13, 2012 Ian McCollum 8

Are you looking for a good gift for the gun nut in your life who already has everything? Or perhaps you are the gun nut with everything, and you need a new project to undertake? […]

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Semiauto pistol

1907 US Pistol & Revolver Trials

May 27, 2011 Ian McCollum 4

When the US began its engagement in the Philippines at the close of the 19th century, the standard service sidearm was a .38 caliber double-action revolver. This was found to be insufficient for serious combat […]