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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Colt First?

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

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