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Pistols from Dong

Pistols from Dong

The Highlanders had very interesting pistols, one might say, unique. A tale of Scottish pistols ...
Leather carabiner

Leather carabiner

In the Thirty Years War there were "leather cannons", and Fenimore Cooper had such a hero - the Leather Stocking. But a leather carabiner! .....
M1E5 and T26. Carbines based on the M1 Garand rifle

M1E5 and T26. Carbines based on the M1 Garand rifle

For all its advantages, the M1 Garand rifle was long and not always comfortable. The troops needed a smaller carbine, and in 1944 the first developments of this kind appeared ...
The "carbine epic" continues

The "carbine epic" continues

There were many carbines during the American Civil War. Let's talk about the carbines of the American cavalry of the North and South ...
Sword. Scotsman's national weapon

Sword. Scotsman's national weapon

Lower Parks Museum in Hamilton. The bulk of the exhibits is the collection of the former Cameron (Scottish Rifle) regiment of the British Army. Let's talk about some samples of weapons and broadswords ...
Colt is good, but I want to improve it

Colt is good, but I want to improve it

Every time before you shoot, take out the next capsule from your pocket, put it on and only then shoot. An economical way, you won't say anything: you won't shoot much like that! ...
The carbine epic of the northerners and southerners

The carbine epic of the northerners and southerners

The cavalry carbine in the United States had a special role to play. Everyone, engineers, generals, and even dentists tried to make and release them. The belligerent armies received various samples of these weapons. It was...
Light carbine S&W 1940: wanted the best

Light carbine S&W 1940: wanted the best

In early 1939, the British government turned to Smith & Wesson with a request to create for the British army something like a light carbine chambered for the 9 × 19 mm Parabellum pistol cartridge ...
Bundeswehr switches to a new machine

Bundeswehr switches to a new machine

One of the largest armies in Europe is switching to a new machine gun. The armed forces of the Federal Republic of Germany preferred the Heckler & Koch models a new machine from Haenel, which is known for its cooperation with ...
The main weapon of the cuirassier

The main weapon of the cuirassier

The broadsword is the main weapon of the cuirassiers. The cuirassier still could do without a pike, pistols and a rifle. But without a sword - nothing! ...
With a lock and a stun gun. J. Fox carbines

With a lock and a stun gun. J. Fox carbines

How to make a weapon safe in every way? The American Fox Carbine, designed for police and civilian shooters, had not only a set of fuses, but also a combination lock ...
General Burnside's carbine: the first with a metal cartridge

General Burnside's carbine: the first with a metal cartridge

Ambrose Burnside invented both a cartridge and a carbine, and his model became the first model of small arms in US history for a metal cartridge. A story about small arms that appeared at the turn of times ...
Rondashi in battles, parades and on the walls

Rondashi in battles, parades and on the walls

Let's get acquainted with the history of the Rondashes based on the testimonies of a number of Spaniards who lived in the XNUMXth-XNUMXth centuries. and left us memories ...
People and spades

People and spades

The pico, a long spear with a narrow tip, was the first to be used in Europe by the Scots to defend against attacks from knightly cavalry. Then the pikes were used by the pikemen infantry, but the riders were armed ...
Rondash and rondachiers. From benefits to beauty

Rondash and rondachiers. From benefits to beauty

Let's go to the old days and get acquainted with the Rondash shields. This word means the European shield, used at first by the horsemen, but then turned out to be the weapon of the infantry ...
Best Breech-Loader Flint Rifle

Best Breech-Loader Flint Rifle

The production of this type of weapon in the United States was massive. A total of 23500 Hall rifles and carbines were produced: 13684 carbines and 14000 Hall - North carbines M1843 ...