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Swedish Hamilton Trials Pistol (Video)

January 21, 2016 Ian McCollum 22

The Hamilton was a handgun entered into the Swedish military pistol trials of 1903, where it competed against guns like the Luger and Colt/Browning 1903. The Hamilton was a simply blowback action chambered for 6.5mm […]

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Danish Madsen-Ljungman Rifle

December 8, 2014 Ian McCollum 6

Thanks to reader John D, we have a chance today to look at a very scarce Danish-made copy of the AG-42B Ljungman rifle. The Madsen company in Denmark made about 50 of these rifles for […]

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Manual machine guns

Reproduction Nordenfelt Gun

December 5, 2014 Ian McCollum 18

A few days ago I was at a small machine gun shoot (which wound up being a bit larger than I’d expected), and was happily surprised to discover that one of the attendees had brought […]

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Bolt Action Rifles

7.62 mm PSG LANO Sniper Rifle

October 22, 2014 Ian McCollum 11

Today’s post is more modern than most of what we usually cover, but it is about a rifle for which very little information is available. It is a Swedish report translated by Arne Bergkvist – […]

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Swanström 1882 Automatic Pistol

October 10, 2014 Ian McCollum 25

Today’s post was written by a Swedish reader named Arne Bergkvist, about a very early Swedish automatic pistol I had not been aware of. It is particularly interesting as one of relatively few examples of […]

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Prototype

Prototype Clausius Model 1905?

August 30, 2013 Ian McCollum 14

A few weeks ago, I wrote a post about a series of pistols designed by a German inventor named Claus Claudius, which began with a long-recoil design in 1895. He then progressed to a floating […]

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Semiauto pistol

The Husqvarna M 40 Pistol

August 16, 2013 Ian McCollum 108

Today we have a guest post by Peter Rasmussen on some of the history of the Husqvarna M40 pistol, also commonly called the Lahti. We will cover the mechanical aspects of the pistol in a […]

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Manuals

Swedish Army Documents

July 26, 2013 Ian McCollum 13

Thanks to Carolus L., we have a batch of Swedish military manuals for you today. We always enjoy getting international mail, and the package from Carolus was no exception. The most interesting piece of material […]