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 […]

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Krnka 1895 Semiauto Pistol at RIA

August 26, 2014 Ian McCollum 13

This prototype 1895 Krnka automatic pistol is another of the items up for sale at the upcoming Rock Island Premier Auction. This pistol, serial number 7, was the first in the developmental line that led […]

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Submachine Guns

Additional Photos: Orita

March 27, 2013 Ian McCollum 6

I had a different post planned for today, but Michael Heidler sent me some additional photos of the recently-discussed Orita submachine guns that ought to be shared. They are both of the second model, but […]

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Submachine Guns

Romanian Orita SMG

March 20, 2013 Ian McCollum 38

When most folks think of the Axis powers in World War II, they think of Germany, Italy, and Japan. While these were certainly the dominant countries, we shouldn’t let them completely overshadow the smaller countries […]

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Automatic cannon in the news

April 10, 2012 Ian McCollum 1

A couple piece of cannon news for you today, from fellow bloggers…   Nic at The Rogue Adventurer has an interesting post on a Romanian AA cannon found being used in Libya. While it looks […]