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Exploded View: The Luger Pistol

Exploded View: The Luger Pistol

The Luger is the direct descendent of Hugo Borchardt’s C-93 pistol, which was the first...
A Look Back at the Smith & Wesson Model 24

A Look Back at the Smith & Wesson Model 24

The large-framed revolver built to handle the then-new .44 S&W Spl. cartridge would be called...
Sorting Out The Littlest Brownings

Sorting Out The Littlest Brownings

Collectors and dealers frequently confuse the FN Browning Vest Pocket, Baby Browning, Model 1905, and...
I Have This Old Gun ... Walther PPK/S

I Have This Old Gun ... Walther PPK/S

Ironically, if it weren’t for the Gun Control Act (GCA) of 1968 we would not...
I Have This Old Gun: Allen "Dragoon" Pepperbox

I Have This Old Gun: Allen "Dragoon" Pepperbox

Massachusetts gunmaker Ethan Allen had a long and illustrious career, manufacturing many types of arms...
Remember Pearl Harbor: The Men and the Guns

Remember Pearl Harbor: The Men and the Guns

On Dec. 7, 1941, a “date which will live in infamy,” Americans fought back against...
A Look Back at the Colt Single Action Army

A Look Back at the Colt Single Action Army

Whether a rusty relic or pristine safe queen the SAA carries with it an elegance...
Tested: IFG Howdah 45/410 Double-Barrel Pistol

Tested: IFG Howdah 45/410 Double-Barrel Pistol

Old World craftsmanship meets New World regulations in this unique interpretation of the Ithaca Auto...
Salute to the Military Tribute Pistol

Salute to the Military Tribute Pistol

America Remembers has announced the Salute to the Military Tribute Pistol, built on a working...
Rifleman Q&A: Is My KBI Makarov Rare?

Rifleman Q&A: Is My KBI Makarov Rare?

A reader has a question about a Makarov he purchased about 15 years ago.
I Have This Old Gun: Mauser 1934 Pocket Model Pistol

I Have This Old Gun: Mauser 1934 Pocket Model Pistol

Like so many firearms, the 1934 Pocket Model pistol had something of a past. In...
Rifleman Q&A: Pinfire Firing System Explanation

Rifleman Q&A: Pinfire Firing System Explanation

A reader inquires about a handgun given to his father from a returning soldier some...
Tet 50th Anniversary Tribute Pistol

Tet 50th Anniversary Tribute Pistol

In honor of the upcoming 50th anniversary of the Tet Offensive and all Americans who...
Handgun Hard Choices: Colt M1911 or S&W M1917?

Handgun Hard Choices: Colt M1911 or S&W M1917?

The armorer offers you a Colt Automatic Pistol, Caliber .45, M1911 or a Smith &...
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