Another rifle from the museum

Another rifle from the museum

This rifle first entered service with the British Army in 1871, replacing the redesigned Snyder-Enfield system. After that, the Martini-Henry rifle was used almost throughout...
Cold steel from the museum

Cold steel from the museum

We continue the series of stories about weapons that are in the possession of the Penza Regional Museum of Local Lore. And there are many very interesting examples of edged weapons from the past....
Austrian rifles and pistols with Vincenza Augustin lock

Austrian rifles and pistols with Vincenza Augustin lock

Augustine came up with the idea of ​​screwing a short tube, called a “core,” into the ignition hole of the barrel. The core went halfway into the lock itself, and the tube was inserted halfway into it again...
Weapons with double curved blades

Weapons with double curved blades

It is believed that the scimitar began to be used in the 16th century. But whoever thought of a blade in which the blade near the hilt deflects down at a fairly large angle from the handle, then goes...
Cold steel from the museum

Cold steel from the museum

Interesting examples of edged weapons from the collection of the Penza Regional Museum of Local Lore...
First of the First: The Rifle of a Man Called Baker

First of the First: The Rifle of a Man Called Baker

The English surname Baker means "baker". And it was just a man with this last name who managed to go down in the history of the arms business as the creator of the first rifle, moreover, with a flintlock, adopted...
"Ruk-Zuk rifle" by Ritter von Mannlicher

"Ruk-Zuk rifle" by Ritter von Mannlicher

The M1895 rifle was unusual primarily in that it used a direct action bolt, as opposed to the more common rotating bolt at the time....
AMB-17 - why and why

AMB-17 - why and why

Not long ago, journalists in the Northern Military District were shown a new machine gun. Or rather, he is already 7 years old. More precisely, it’s almost 50 years. Well, in general, let's try to understand what and how...
Once again about capsule locks

Once again about capsule locks

Having learned the power of gunpowder, people immediately thought of how to use it to their own detriment, but they did not immediately figure out how to set fire to it inside the barrel...
Mannlicher vs Mauser

Mannlicher vs Mauser

Mannlicher's designs influenced the design of rifles of other well-known systems, including the famous Mauser rifles....
What rifle did Leo Tolstoy's Hadji Murad shoot from?

What rifle did Leo Tolstoy's Hadji Murad shoot from?

Although the principle of striking sparks using flint, which had to be struck on an iron plane, was known to various peoples since the beginning of the Iron Age, the idea of ​​​​using flint in order to...
Museum affairs. Three different schiavones at once

Museum affairs. Three different schiavones at once

Schiavons are found with both single-edged and double-edged blades of varying lengths, with and without a fuller. In modern Italian, the word schiavo means "slave" and slavo means "Slav"....