Recently a 7mm Charola-Anitua pistol showed up on GunBroker, with some pretty decent photos. I can’t afford to buy it, but I can afford to share the photos! The 7mm Charola-Anitua was made from 1900 […]
I’ve been doing some reading a researching on the Spanish Civil War in preparation for an upcoming month that will be dedicated to that conflict and the arms involved in it (which include virtually everything […]
Spanish militiawoman during the Civil War, with a Mauser rifle and what appears to be an early Star pistol (model 1919 possibly?)
I had the chance to take a .380 caliber JoLoAr pistol out to the range recently, and took the video camera along: The JoLoAr pistol was a combination of a poor-selling and unremarkable Spanish blowback […]
Antifascists holding a captured officer at gunpoint with a JoLoAr pistol during the Spanish Civil War. Check back Monday for a video on the JoLoAr!
The military breakthrough for Bergmann finally came in 1903 with a new locking system for the pistol, designed by Louis Schmeisser (who had also designed the previous Bergmann handguns). In 1901, Schmeisser developed the new […]
Canadian volunteers of the Mackenzie–Papineau Battalion in the Spanish Civil War, armed with with grenades and Mauser Schnellfeuer machine pistols or (more likely) Spanish-made copies thereof.
An excerpt from Guns on the Early Frontiers, on the subject of Spanish matchlock muskets in the colonial Americas: In 1576, a Captain Solis, commander of the Garrison at San Felipe, in the vicinity of […]