Czechoslovakian machine guns UK vz.59 in Ukraine

Czechoslovakian machine guns UK vz.59 in Ukraine

Foreign partners are actively transferring obsolete weapons they do not need to the Kyiv regime. So, back in 2022, the Czech Republic shipped a large batch of decommissioned UK vz.59 machine guns....
The Cowardly General's Excellent Rifle

The Cowardly General's Excellent Rifle

The progress of military affairs in the middle of the 19th century was so rapid that the military could barely keep up with the designers who were offering more and more new and advanced models of rifles....
Mau Mau rifle

Mau Mau rifle

It turns out that Africans made homemade firearms, and not only made them, but also actively used them in battles against the British back in the middle of the last century....
They were the first: Tokarev and Degtyarev submachine guns

They were the first: Tokarev and Degtyarev submachine guns

The first samples of submachine guns that appeared during the First World War, both in Italy and in Austria-Hungary, were ... “not very intelligible.” It sounded louder, more weighty and more significant in Germany...
Rifles and cartridges: from Samuel Pauli to Edward Boxer

Rifles and cartridges: from Samuel Pauli to Edward Boxer

For the method of loading a weapon from the muzzle, pouring gunpowder into it and placing a bullet in it, we are unlikely to find an author known to mankind. His name, like the name of the inventor of the wheel, has long ago sunk into oblivion....
Japanese rifle with an English accent

Japanese rifle with an English accent

Over the course of many years of service, legendary rifles of the 20th century often went through various alterations and modernizations, sometimes quite unusual. And in this article we will look at the history of one of the most unusual...
Mannlicher and his rifles: they were the first

Mannlicher and his rifles: they were the first

The very first Mannlicher rifles were not accepted for service and did not go into mass production, but their design speaks of the remarkable intelligence of this designer and...
Lobaev Arms rifles in Special Operations

Lobaev Arms rifles in Special Operations

Russian snipers participating in the Special Operation actively use Lobaev Arms rifles. Weapons of several models allow them to hit various targets with high accuracy in a wide range...
BespokeGun Raptor series sniper rifles

BespokeGun Raptor series sniper rifles

Since last year, the Moscow Arms Company has been producing high-precision sniper systems in the Raptor line. Several rifles of this family were previously presented, and recently...
Bad good machine

Bad good machine

A thing created by a talented person, made skillfully and even with love, but for certain tasks and conditions, finding itself in radically different, specific circumstances, behaves...
Gallery of weapons from K to L

Gallery of weapons from K to L

It just so happened that in Belgium no one produced weapons. In Liege there were entire streets of gunsmiths. Moreover, some specialized only in locks, others made only barrels, and still others...
Microwave rifle: future and advantages

Microwave rifle: future and advantages

The Russian army has begun to receive serial microwave sniper rifles. It is expected that such weapons in the future will replace the well-deserved, but old SVD, and will also give our snipers new opportunities....
Rifles with top and bottom levers

Rifles with top and bottom levers

In the English army, equipped with the Brown Bess musket, and then in others, it became fashionable to drive the bullet into the barrel by hitting the butt on the ground, without using a cleaning rod. However, this method was not suitable for...
Serial microwave rifles enter the troops

Serial microwave rifles enter the troops

The Kalashnikov Concern begins supplying the latest microwave sniper rifles. The first batch of mass-produced products has been accepted by the customer and will soon be delivered to Russian army units....
Shooting rarities

Shooting rarities

Our story will be about the rarities of the era of cartridges, when gunsmith designers tried with all their might to make a pistol shoot not just once, but... many, just like a revolver!...
They were the first. Lever pistols

They were the first. Lever pistols

The desire of designers to create a portable weapon capable of firing several times in a row and at the same time devoid of a protruding magazine in the form of a rotating drum was already embodied in the 50s of the XIX century...
A submachine gun... unlike anything else

A submachine gun... unlike anything else

In the middle of the XNUMXth century, weapons produced at Czechoslovak factories could rightly be considered among the most advanced models in the whole world...
Revolvers and pistols from H to J

Revolvers and pistols from H to J

We have two letters H and J up next, and for each of them there is something to show. Although even Belgian weapons historians know nothing about some samples. But then there are the revolvers and pistols themselves....
StG 44: testing the viability of the concept

StG 44: testing the viability of the concept

The influence of the StG 44 on post-war armament was quite varied, as evidenced by Mikhail Kalashnikov's AK-47 and later Eugene Stoner's M16 and their variants. The main borrowing was not...