Single Shot Rifles

1867 Werndl (Video)

January 29, 2017 Ian McCollum 17

The first new breech-loading cartridge rifle adopted by the Austro-Hungarian military was the Model 1867 Werndl, firing the 11x42R black powder cartridge. It used an interesting rotating breech locking system, and replaced the Lorenz muzzleloading […]

Prototype

Frommer 1901 Pistol (Video)

November 26, 2016 Ian McCollum 19

Rudolf Frommer was a self-taught engineer and firearms designer who worked his way up through the FEG concern in Budapest to eventually hold the position of CEO. During this time he developed a series of […]

Conversion

RIA: Steyr-Hahn Pistol Variations

June 2, 2016 Ian McCollum 36

The Steyr-Hahn is one of the less glamorized pistols used in WWI, despite being made in quite large numbers (250,000-313,000, depending on who you read). The gun is an interesting mix of features, including bits […]