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Henri Pieper's pistols

Henri Pieper's pistols

What kind of pistols did Henri Pieper make and did he do at all? Or was he just fulfilling orders for the production of someone else's weapons? It turns out that he did a lot of things. And today we will tell you about his pistols ...
"Bergmann-Bayard" - a pistol in the Mauser style

"Bergmann-Bayard" - a pistol in the Mauser style

Envy is one of the most important qualities of the human soul, and it will not be an exaggeration to say that it is the most powerful engine of progress. “He has it, but I don’t! Well, so it will be with me, and even better! " So...
Combat laser C-UAS HELWS for the US Navy

Combat laser C-UAS HELWS for the US Navy

The US Navy wants a new combat laser. The new C-UAS HELWS program provides for the creation of a small-sized system with high performance, capable of combating UAVs ....
Executioner's sword

Executioner's sword

In the history of edged weapons, the executioner's sword or "sword of justice" occupies a special place. This sword cannot be included in Oakeshott's typology, but, nevertheless, it exists, and at one time it was quite ...
Israeli weapon station against Iranian nuclear program

Israeli weapon station against Iranian nuclear program

Remotely controlled combat modules are usually used to equip armored vehicles. However, Israel has found a new way to use them. Such products can be a convenient and effective means for ...
Pocket Mausers

Pocket Mausers

We are all used to the fact that a Mauser is a pistol with a long barrel and a magazine in front of the trigger guard. And yes, the C96 is a truly iconic pistol. But the Mauser firm also produced others ...
С78 "Zig-zag" - the only revolver model from Mauser

С78 "Zig-zag" - the only revolver model from Mauser

The revolver was designed by Paul Mauser and had the factory designation Construktion 1878 (C78) and was his first and last revolver model produced by this company. It was designed as ...
Why did the USSR need the Bolo Mauser

Why did the USSR need the Bolo Mauser

Probably the only example when large consignments of foreign small arms came to us in the USSR in peacetime is the period of the 20s, when they were purchased for the needs of the OGPU-NKVD ...
Bayonets by country and continent

Bayonets by country and continent

A knife is needed always and everywhere. In the kitchen - to cut food, in the war - to cut your opponents. A utility knife, which can also be used as a bayonet, turned out to be very convenient for this purpose ...
Why did the US military switch from 7,62 mm to 5,56 mm

Why did the US military switch from 7,62 mm to 5,56 mm

The transition of many armies of the world from the 7,62 mm cartridge to 5,56 mm for individual automatic firearms can be attributed to a small revolution in the arms world. What caused this transition ...
Civilian version of the Lebedev pistol

Civilian version of the Lebedev pistol

At the Army-2021 forum, the Kalashnikov group of companies presented many new products, including those for the civilian market. These novelties include the traumatic version of Lebedev's pistol ...
V.S.Baranovsky's quick-shooters

V.S.Baranovsky's quick-shooters

In Russia, at the end of the 60s of the XIX century, new weapons entered the artillery, for which new ammunition was also adopted, in which no longer gunpowder was used, but pyroxylin or melinite. Destructive force,...