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Military SIG P-49 Variations

February 23, 2018 Ian McCollum 9

When looking at P-49 (aka SIG 210) pistols used by the Swiss military, there are five distinct groups, with different characteristics. Today we will be showing you these differences, as well as a few features […]

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China’s CF-98 Modular Service Pistol

February 16, 2018 Ian McCollum 49

China adopted this pistol in 1998 in a domestic 5.8x21mm cartridge, and also manufactured examples like this one in 9x19mm Parabellum for export. It is a design built around a sheet metal skeleton holding the […]


The Only Gun With Rollin White’s Name

February 12, 2018 Ian McCollum 16

While Rollin White’s patent for the bored-through cylinder was a massively important element in the development of Smith & Wesson as a company, White’s actual firearms design was impractical and never produced. In fact, there […]

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CZ38 – The Czech Ugly Ducking

February 4, 2018 Ian McCollum 34

The CZ vz.38 pistol was developed by the CZ factory as a replacement for Czechoslovakia’s vz.24 pistols. It was formally accepted by the Czech Army in June of 1938, and 41,000 were ordered from the […]