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?

Early Semi-Automatics: Winchester's First Self-Loading Rifles

Though not well known today, Winchester’s first semi-automatic rifles saw service in and above the trenches of World War I, faced big and dangerous game, and set the stage for the modern sporting rifle.

Video: FN Model 1910 Pistol

Learn about the gun that started World War I—the FN Model 1910 pistol—in this "I Have This Old Gun" segment from a recent episode of American Rifleman TV.

Three Handguns That Got Away

I was lucky enough to grow up in a family that enjoys hunting and target shooting with long guns. But it wasn't until after my 21st birthday that I got bitten by the handgun bug.

The FN Browning 1910 Pistol And The Great War

On June 28, 1914, seven students in Sarajevo set out to assassinate Austria’s Archduke Franz Ferdinand. Armed with bombs and four FN Model 1910 pistols, they set in motion one of the world’s greatest conflicts.


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