James has an interesting post on cyclist’s guns which were used by cyclist’s to keep dogs at bay back in the late 1800s. Well worth a read.
Archive: April, 2008
Gunner’s Journal has a very in depth post about the Hi Power pistol. Highly recommended. Browning Hi Power Mk III As much I as I like these handsome pistols for informal target work, small game hunting, or just knocking around in the woods, their original purpose was [Read More…]
Click to enlarge This Enfield would fire when enough water dripped (along the wire, I think) from the top can into the bottom can. It was used by the ANZAC forces at Gallipoli (WWI) to make the Turkish forces think they were still in the trenches while they were [Read More…]
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NCIS contract calls for over 2,000 pistols to replace the aging fleet of refurbished M11 (SIG P228) pistols purchased more than 15 years ago. The contract represents the first “new” pistol procurement for NCIS agents since the agency’s inception. The [Read More…]
If you have been following this blog you know the Chinese have been in the news recently. A Chinese ship carrying 3 million rounds of 7.62x39mm and 1500 RPG rounds destined for land locked Zimbabwe tried to offload in the South African port of Durban. Robert [Read More…]
President-Elect Dmitry Medvedev visited the Dubna Institute for Nuclear Research yesterday: It has all the aesthetics of Russian pistols I wonder what that is. I first saw the image here. Confirmed it was not a fake here.
Murdoc, of Gunpundit, interview Kyle Cassidy author of “Armed America: Portraits of Gun Owners in Their Homes” Very interesting. Read it here.
I was emailed this. It apparently was made in New Zealand but I do not have any other information. It uses a conventional zip gun design: a bolt in a tube with a threaded barrel. What makes it interesting is that it looks like both barrels can be fired at once by [Read More…]
The Chinese reported that Tibetan monks have been hoarding vast quantities of arms … “In the past two days, local police found three rifles, 571 bullets, 10kg of dynamite, five detonators and 38 satellite receivers in 11 key monasteries in Jone and Xiahe [Read More…]
Italian police caught gangsters trying to purchase half a million AK-47s from Norinco (the Chinese state arms exporter) on behalf of a Libyan. Apparently they were only purchasing 10 million round of ammo. Thats 50 20 rounds per gun – less than two one magazines [Read More…]
Market Watch has listed SWHC (S&W) as … “misleading earnings,” a situation where a company appears to have growing profits but where statements and footnotes in filings shows that the real bottom line is falling. Beware. .
James reported on this last week, but I thought I should mention it: From Strategypage.com: The world’s first light machine-gun, the Danish Madsen has finally been retired from service after over a century of use. The State Police of the Brazilian state of Rio De [Read More…]