Bergmann’s Extraordinary Pistols

Bergmann’s Extraordinary Pistols

Although Bergmann’s products never received the notoriety of the Luger, the Broomhandle or the Colt M1911, he nevertheless set many milestones in firearm development—including making the first pistol to achieve genuine commercial success. How’s that for extraordinary?

The U.S. Model 1855 Pistol Carbine

Adopted alongside the U.S. Model 1855 Rifle and Rifle-Musket, the Model 1855 Pistol Carbine mated a shoulder stock to a big-bore handgun. While soon rendered obsolete by better carbines, such as the Sharps, the M1855s saw service against the Apache and Cheyenne and in the American Civil War.

Kel-Tec Sub2000: A Popular Pistol-Caliber Carbine

According to the sales rankings on GunBroker.com, the Kel-Tec Sub2000 is one of the most popular semi-automatic firearms sold on the company's site.

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