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Rifles with levers and applied magazines

Rifles with levers and applied magazines

People very quickly realized that the one who shoots second is the first to be killed. And what if you still have cartridges in your rifle, but your opponent does not, then ... you are stronger in any case, if not ...
About "lever rifles" from the very beginning

About "lever rifles" from the very beginning

The beginning of the “lever rifles” was as follows: in 1826 in Italy, Caesar Rosaglio manufactured and patented a revolver with a lever mechanism for cocking the trigger and simultaneously turning the drum, ...
Maxim's youth, Maxim's maturity, Maxim's return

Maxim's youth, Maxim's maturity, Maxim's return

Today, when we are witnessing an amazing return to trench warfare, it makes sense to think about the "return of the maxim." And about returning on a new basis. In symbiosis with a reconnaissance UAV, ...
Weapons on a 3D printer

Weapons on a 3D printer

Today, 3D printing technologies can be used to produce weapons and ammunition. An example that has become a textbook refers to an event 10 years ago. Then in 2013, an American student...
Joshua Stevens rifles

Joshua Stevens rifles

The Stevens Company, which has gone by various names many times, has an interesting history. It was founded in 1864, that is, towards the end of the Civil War, by Joshua Stevens, who had previously been...
Rifles by Annie Oakley

Rifles by Annie Oakley

And it so happened that the simple American girl Annie Oakley, who had a difficult, half-starved childhood, gained worldwide fame for her marksmanship skills. And good shooting...
Which barrel is more accurate - fixed or movable

Which barrel is more accurate - fixed or movable

This very tricky question was not given to the organizers of the post-war pistol competition, and it is still found among the myths about weapons. I am answering the question from the comments to the previous one in detail ...
The strangest rifles in the world

The strangest rifles in the world

And it so happened that the famous Ian McCollum a few years ago in his Forgotten Weapons reviewed a couple of very interesting bolt-action rifles, which he called "mystery rifles" ....
Close-up lever action rifles

Close-up lever action rifles

In addition to the general types of lever rifles named and shown in the previous material, readers wanted to look at them somewhat from a closer distance. Well, today is this...
"International Czech" - light machine gun vz. 26

"International Czech" - light machine gun vz. 26

The First World War ended and showed that it was impossible to fight in the next such war without a reliable light machine gun. Moreover, she also determined his performance characteristics. The new machine gun was not supposed to resemble ...
Marlin vs Winchester

Marlin vs Winchester

Not every "Winchester", that is, a gun with a bracket at the bottom, is a "Winchester", even if these guns look like two drops of water, there was another gun with a lever reloading system popular in the USA, and even ...
Lee rifles - in the service of the US Navy

Lee rifles - in the service of the US Navy

It must have annoyed the army that the navy was now armed with bolt-action rifles while its soldiers were still running around with single-shot rifles...
"Portable Hotchkiss"

"Portable Hotchkiss"

Creation of an air-cooled machine gun arr. 1900 was a great achievement for both the Hotchkiss company and the French military, who were able to understand that, in addition to Maxim machine guns, they have the right ...
James Paris Lee - a man ahead of his time

James Paris Lee - a man ahead of his time

In 1875, James Paris Lee patented the main invention of his life - a detachable box magazine for a rifle. And already in 1878 he developed a truly revolutionary rifle with this ...
"Chatellerault" - one of the long-lived machine guns

"Chatellerault" - one of the long-lived machine guns

In the early 1900s, Samuel McClean, a physician by training, abandoned his medical practice at age 40 and designed and manufactured a large 37mm automatic cannon that was mounted on a pedestal...
How to get a weapon permit, license

How to get a weapon permit, license

Everyone who decides to buy a gun and / or a traumatic pistol should first figure out what kind of weapon can be purchased and how to get all the necessary permits ...
Lewis machine gun: "Belgian rattlesnake"

Lewis machine gun: "Belgian rattlesnake"

The machine gun, which will be discussed today, was designed by Colonel of the American Army Isaac Newton Lewis in 1911, while he used the developments of Samuel McLean. But between the general...
Machine gun "Chauchat" - the failure of the war

Machine gun "Chauchat" - the failure of the war

In 1903, the French government, having made sure that one way or another, but the country's army already possesses a suitable machine gun of a rifle caliber, thought about how, in addition to ...