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Meigs and Evans' super rifles: the most recharging in history

Meigs and Evans' super rifles: the most recharging in history

The American Josiah Vincent Meigs invented the most multiply charged "multiple charge", and if we consider his work and the work of Warren R. Evans, then it was he who was the first, but Evans was only the second. And so...
Gauss rifle launched in the USA

Gauss rifle launched in the USA

The railgun program in the United States is stalled, but this does not mean that work on the creation of electromagnetic weapons has been stopped. The American company Arcflash Labs accepts orders for the world's first manual ...
Forgotten over the years ... Francott's revolvers

Forgotten over the years ... Francott's revolvers

The history of the Francotts' rifle house began at the end of the 1805th century. Joseph Francott began construction in Liege, in a "portable weapons factory" that opened in XNUMX. The company began to produce ...
Varnans against Nagant. Both revolvers and pistols

Varnans against Nagant. Both revolvers and pistols

In Belgium there was a whole dynasty of gunsmiths, the beginning of which was laid by Leonard Joseph Varnand, who was born in Cheratta in 1810. He had many children, and all of them were somehow connected with production ...
The most powerful AR-15 rifles

The most powerful AR-15 rifles

The design of the AR-15 rifle is so simple and perfect that it can be easily transformed into a variety of weapons, including those chambered for cartridges with 12,7 mm bullets ....
Piper vs. Nagant. When the worst is preferred over the best

Piper vs. Nagant. When the worst is preferred over the best

There are designers who create the most advanced designs, but at the same time remain on the sidelines. And there are those who only use their developments, but in the end find themselves in the forefront. Exactly...
"Nagant" - a revolver, a rifle and ... a car!

"Nagant" - a revolver, a rifle and ... a car!

In 1896, the Nagant brothers divided their enterprise. Emile Nagant, suffering from blindness, left the company, and Leon immediately created "Fabrique d'Armes Leon Nagant" and together with his two sons in 1899 ...
The pistol that killed Archduke Franz Ferdinand

The pistol that killed Archduke Franz Ferdinand

It is worth starting the story about his pistols from the very beginning. Namely, since 1895, when John Moses Browning decided to design, in addition to guns, a self-loading pistol. And as he decided, he did so! ...
Another experienced Browning

Another experienced Browning

It is interesting to see what happened to the designer as a result of his successful design work. But let's say this: its intermediate results are also significant and interesting in their own way. It's kind of...
Plumber's submachine gun. E.M.R. 44 by Erma

Plumber's submachine gun. E.M.R. 44 by Erma

If there was a competition for the ugliest submachine gun in history today, the German E.M.R. 44 would claim first place in it. This simplified model was more like a set of connected ...
The Great Eight vs. Bonnie and Clyde

The Great Eight vs. Bonnie and Clyde

Long before even the very concept of modern assault rifles existed, the St. Joseph company modified the Remington M-8 rifle to help law enforcement officials ....