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The 1895 Nagant Revolver: A Look Back

A look back at the brainchild of the French Nagant brothers for the Russian Tsar's army, the 1895 Nagant Revolver in 7.62x38 mm R.

I Have This Old Gun: Model 1895 Nagant Revolver

In the third quarter of the 19th century, Leon and Emil Nagant of Liege, Belgium, began making something of a name for themselves in the revolver field—the brothers’ double-action designs being recognized for their modest, but eminently practical, innovations.

Handguns of The Great War: Austria, Serbia and Russia

Watch this feature segment on the "Handguns of World War I" from a recent episode of American Rifleman TV.

This Old Gun: Norwegian Model 1914 Pistol

In this American Rifleman TV segment of "I Have This Old Gun," we take a look at the history and development of the Norwegian Model 1914 handgun chambered in .45 ACP, a close copy of the U.S. Colt M1911.

Colt First?

For years of writing about firearms, I have been working under an erroneous impression about the origins of the revolver.

Collier & Colt: The Origins of the Revolver

For years of writing about firearms, I had been working under an erroneous impression about the origins of the revolver. Really, credit should go to two men. Sam Colt and Elisha Collier.

Chinese Tokarev Pistols–Military And Commercial Models

Although China did not design the Tokarev, it manufactured the gun during a longer span of time and created more military and commercial versions than any other country.

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