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I Have This Old Gun: New Haven “Volcanic”  No. 1 Pocket Pistol

I Have This Old Gun: New Haven “Volcanic” No. 1 Pocket Pistol

The first Smith and Wesson handgun was not a revolver; it was a lever-action. Moreover,...
The Untold Story Of The Radom Pistol Under German Occupation

The Untold Story Of The Radom Pistol Under German Occupation

The Vis wz.35 pistol, better known simply as the Radom, was adopted by the Polish...

Tonight on American Rifleman TV: 200 Years of Remington, Part 2; Taurus Judge

Watch a preview of tonight's episode of American Rifleman TV, which continues its look at...
Exploded View: Vis 35 “Radom” Pistol

Exploded View: Vis 35 “Radom” Pistol

Widely acclaimed as one of the best quality sidearms produced before World War II, the...

NRA Gun of the Week: Browning High-Power Mark III Pistol

When a gun has not changed much over the course of 80 years, it's proof...
Pistol History: The Beretta Model 92S 9 mm

Pistol History: The Beretta Model 92S 9 mm

The history of the Beretta Model 92 goes back further than its beginnings with the...
Polish P-83 Wanad Pistol

Polish P-83 Wanad Pistol

This Polish 9x18 mm gives gun collectors a chance to own a piece of rare...
The Guns of the Boer Commandos

The Guns of the Boer Commandos

Superior Boer marksmanship and Mauser rifles exacted a high price from the British during the...
The U.S. “.45 Automatics”

The U.S. “.45 Automatics”

The .45 ACP M1911 and M1911A1 pistols issued to American troops demonstrated their formidable stopping...
I Have This Old Gun: Japanese Type 26 Revolver

I Have This Old Gun: Japanese Type 26 Revolver

There are few more remarkable national stories than that of Japan during the latter part...
G.I. “Non-Colt” M1911s

G.I. “Non-Colt” M1911s

Today, the name Colt is synonymous with the U.S. M1911 .45 ACP pistol. Virtually forgotten...
Arms of American Airborne

Arms of American Airborne

Whether dropped deep behind enemy lines or fighting as conventional infantry, American airborne troopers during...
General Motors Went To War

General Motors Went To War

Most are not surprised that General Motors Corp. turned out trucks and other types of...
Giving Ugly Guns a Second Chance

Giving Ugly Guns a Second Chance

One way or another, those of us who are devoted to shooting will eventually end...
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