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Mystery Chinese Pistol

June 5, 2013 Ian McCollum 33

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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Russian Silent Ammunition

May 29, 2013 Ian McCollum 28

Pistols Firing Internally Silenced Ammunition Guns of the Spetsnaz Pt III By Maxim Popenker As discussed in previous articles on the subject, Soviet Spetsnaz troops played a key role in Soviet military doctrine, in both […]

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Getting That Last One…

May 28, 2013 Ian McCollum 28

No at matter how close you think you are, it seems that a proper gun collection can never really be complete. The closer you get to having a one of each necessary example of whatever […]

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M1895 Nagant Followup: Manuals

May 22, 2013 Ian McCollum 19

It isn’t unusual for me to learn additional things about a particular gun from various folks after I write a post, which sometimes calls for an addendum to my original post or article. Well, after […]

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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, […]

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Czech CZ-52 Pistol Video

April 29, 2013 Ian McCollum 31

The CZ-52 really isn’t a forgotten weapons yet, but it is a pretty interesting gun mechanically, and well worth taking a look at. About 200,000 of them were made in Czechoslovakia from 1952 to 1954, […]