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From a folding revolver to a folding submachine gun

From a folding revolver to a folding submachine gun

At first, there was no particular need for dismantled weapons. Indeed: why disassemble your pistol to a cuirassier, if he can easily carry it either in his belt or in a holster at the saddle, ...
Weapons from "friend Philibert"

Weapons from "friend Philibert"

It so happened that the well-known gunsmith Samuel Colt re-patented part of his American patents in Belgium, but he did not protect his patent there from 1835, after which many Belgian ...
Mauser experimental pistols

Mauser experimental pistols

Most of the information circulating on the Internet does not pass any examination and is of very dubious quality. As an example, we can cite the article "Mauser" of the 1910 model of the year "...
"Scorpion" - the son of "Scorpion"

"Scorpion" - the son of "Scorpion"

After the Second World War, the joint-stock company Česká zbrojovka was nationalized, and its branch in Uherský Brod, which became a separate enterprise in 1950, gradually became the main...
Dan Coonan revolver pistol

Dan Coonan revolver pistol

Dan Koonan, studying in college, as a final qualifying work, proposed a draft design of a pistol based on the 1911 Colt, but chambered for the .357 Magnum revolver cartridge. And the task he ...
Drone suppressor LPD-801 being tested in Donbass

Drone suppressor LPD-801 being tested in Donbass

In the zone of the Special Operation, the so-called. UAV suppressor LPD-801. With its help, they fight against enemy light drones and prevent him from conducting aerial reconnaissance ....
"Beretta" for 19 years

"Beretta" for 19 years

The M1934 Beretta was a coveted trophy and keepsake for American soldiers returning from the war from Europe. Obviously, it was a very perfect pistol, because the same "Glisenti" with ...
"Children's cartridge" for "children's pistols"

"Children's cartridge" for "children's pistols"

Today we will talk about a Spanish pistol of the late XIX - early XX century, little known to the general public, outwardly quite similar to the German Mauser. This original weapon was created by two...
Revolvers and pistols, more than strange

Revolvers and pistols, more than strange

It has always been and will always be that some talented engineer “wants something strange”, and as a result he creates a device that is unlike anything that has happened before. These are the most common devices...
Mauser Model 1910

Mauser Model 1910

In the new semi-automatic pistol, Paul Mauser saw a design that could be both enlarged and reduced to the cartridge used. That is, to have a pronounced market orientation ....
Revolvers like no other

Revolvers like no other

In a huge number of revolvers of known systems, unusual designs are now somehow completely lost. This is not surprising, since already in the same XNUMXth century they were a curiosity or known only to a narrow ...
Pistols Roth and Krnk: models 1900 and 1907

Pistols Roth and Krnk: models 1900 and 1907

Having become the manager of one of Roth's enterprises in 1898, Karel Krnka already in 1900 co-authored a new pistol with him. The pistol was distinguished by complex automation and was made in the style of a model ...
Unusual pistols Karel Krnk

Unusual pistols Karel Krnk

Karel Krnka gained considerable fame among the creators of pistols, and even, moreover, he stood on a par with those whose samples were not only created and tested, but were also put into service, ...
The very first automatic...

The very first automatic...

By the end of the 19th century, the revolver reached, in fact, its maximum perfection. But with all the perfection achieved, he turned out to have two ineradicable shortcomings. There was only one way - to come up with such ...