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Walther PPK

In the 1950s and 1960s, Colt’s Single Action Army owed a considerable debt for its rebirth in popularity to a gallery of small-screen Western heroes,...
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Winchester Model 150

I’ve used many Winchester rimfires of ’30s, ’40s and ’50s vintage that — more or less — fit the description of “budget” .22.
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Stone-simple...

From its 1864 founding through its eventual 1920 absorption by Savage, the Stevens Arms Company was responsible for several signature creations — the...
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MAB Model D
The MAB Model D

Even if you ignore the caliber limitations, the MAB Model D is probably not a first-line choice as a carry gun, but it’s a cool item with a Gallic...
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Remington Model 8

Sometimes, a particular firearm can flat-out grab your attention just by the way it looks. For many of us, such models might include the P-08 Luger, Mauser...
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Stevens No. 35...

From its 1864 founding through its eventual 1920 absorption by Savage, the Stevens Arms Company was responsible for several signature creations — the...
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The Colt Trooper

If you’re going to make a case for the 1950s as being the Golden Age of double-action revolvers, it’s going to be a fairly easy task because you’re...
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The Delightful Savage 1907

No less a gunfighter than Bat Masterson said this about the Savage 1907: “A tenderfoot with a Savage Automatic and the nerve to stand his ground, could...
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Polish P-64 pistol
Polish P-64 SZKOLNY...

Today, let’s consider the Polish P-64 pistol. It was designed in the 1950s and finally adopted in 1965, but such is the nature of government-managed...
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Austria-Hungary’s M95 Rifle
Austria-Hungary’s M95 Rifle

Used primarily by Austria-Hungary and Bulgaria, the M95 rifle proved itself one of the finest battle rifles of the First World War.
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The Sacred Church of...

The M1 carbine was the most-produced American military firearm of World War II. In 1938 the Chief of Infantry asked the Ordnance Department to develop a...
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Page-Lewis Model D

Throughout the first half of the 20th Century, it seems virtually every American gunmaker offered at least one “boy’s rifle.”
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The German .30 Luger

When it comes to the absolute embodiment of cool, Germany’s .30 Luger has been at the top of the heap since its adoption.
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The Bronco .22 LR Survival...

These nifty little rifles were first built in Accokeek, Md., in 1967. Those early examples bore neither markings nor serial numbers and sported an MSRP of...
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The Krag M98

As the United States service rifle, the Norwegian-designed Krag-Jorgensen was produced at the Springfield Armory from 1894 to 1904.
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Guns of the ‘Original’...

With those 10 simple words in 1977, an obscure 33-year-old filmmaker named George Lucas legitimately changed the world.
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The Smith and Wesson 2206

Sound suppressors make you a better neighbor, help preserve your hearing, enhance accuracy and look cool.
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The Walther Polizeipistole

1929 was a pivotal year in modern human history. The 1929 stock market crash triggered the Great Depression, fundamentally altering the fabric of life on earth.
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Ruger Old Model Single-Six...

Bill Ruger’s Standard Model pistol (1949) and the Single-Six revolver (1953) pretty much set the rimfire handgun market on its ear.
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Battle-Damaged Weapons

The canteen likely does more to sustain a soldier’s life in combat but a soldier’s individual weapon is his most cherished possession.
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L2A3 Sterling Submachine Gun

In 1982 British and Argentine forces faced off across some of the most desolate terrain on earth.
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M1891 Carcano Rifle

Like cats, people seem to dislike Carcanos for no good reason. Unfortunately, the weapon’s main claim to fame among Americans is forever tied
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Union Switch & Signal 1911A1

“We’re about to find out what 1944 air smelled like,” Thomas Mackie said jokingly as he started turning the key to open our sealed WWII vintage...
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The Walther MPL

In the 1970s West Berlin stood 100 miles inside communist-controlled territory, a tragically flawed testament to post-World War II geopolitical acrimony.
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The G43: WWII’s Runner-Up

“This is quite a gun. Quite a gun. I did a lot of choppin’ in the war with a gun like this.”
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The Model 58 Winchester

My first experience with the rifle was watching my Dad use it on a marauding skunk who’d busted into our pigeon coop in the mid-1950s. I was an awestruck...
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The Czech G24(t) Rifle

There is a curious institutional intimacy associated with the practice of medicine. As a physician I am frequently called upon to get fairly deeply into...
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Number 4 Lee-Enfield Rifle

I’ve never regretted money spent on a military surplus gun. However, the 1945 Canadian No. 4 Mk 1 Lee-Enfield in this story was one of the best deals of...
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The MAS 36

France’s role in the design and development of cutting-edge small arms often gets overlooked, often by those casting a jaundiced eye toward the...
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The M1 Carbine American...

Born and bred in World War II, over six million M1-, M1A1-, M2- and M3-carbines were made in total from 1942 to 1945.
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