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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 ...
Iranian anti-tank missile system Dehlaviyeh

Iranian anti-tank missile system Dehlaviyeh

Iran has developed and is producing the Dehlaviyeh anti-tank missile system. It is believed that it is a copy or a revised version of the Russian ATGM "Kornet" in the export version....
"Saint-Etienne": a very good bad machine gun

"Saint-Etienne": a very good bad machine gun

It so happened that the Austrian officer, Baron Adolf Odkolek von Augezd) became interested in the design of weapons and in 1889 received his first privilege for a machine gun driven by automatics from powder ...
Weapons on the principle of "two in one"

Weapons on the principle of "two in one"

Surely, many blacksmiths of the past wanted to make something unusual, special. There could also be original customers - “people who want the strange”, but weapons could also be strange. And the easiest...
Mother-of-Pearl Finished Weapons

Mother-of-Pearl Finished Weapons

Mother-of-pearl trimmed firearms - both guns and pistols, and pistols with mother-of-pearl-trimmed handles have not disappeared even today. Well, about how it was - a weapon with ...
ATGM "Kornet" in the Special Operation

ATGM "Kornet" in the Special Operation

During the current Special Operation, Kornet anti-tank missile systems are widely used. This weapon successfully hits a variety of targets across the entire range of operating ranges....
Dieudonné Levo revolvers

Dieudonné Levo revolvers

In all that great variety of revolvers that were produced after the advent of the Colt-Peterson, two directions are quite clearly visible: the production of copies of popular models, like ...
Kill from something beautiful. Ivory-finished weapon

Kill from something beautiful. Ivory-finished weapon

We somehow already talked about how knightly armor and weapons were decorated, examined in detail all the technologies used. But now the time is gone. Knightly tournaments have sunk into oblivion, and among ...
Firepower in hand. What to be a modern machine gun

Firepower in hand. What to be a modern machine gun

The Bundeswehr adopted the MG5 machine gun, which should replace the honored veteran MG3. Being a good weapon in principle, the MG5 does not have the quality that is primarily expected from ...
Rafael Mendoza light machine gun

Rafael Mendoza light machine gun

After the First World War, engineer Rafael Mendoza and his company Productos Mendoza began work on their national light machine gun in 1928, and it continued until 1933. AND...