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Spanish needle-rifle

One of my readers purchased an antique rifle which turned out to be a rare Spanish needle gun. Needle guns are so named because the firing pin it literally a very long needle. The needle is needed because the primer sits at the base of the bullet. The needle must [Read More…]

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Colt Third Model Dragoon Revolver

The New York Metropolitan Museum of Art has this incredibly beautifully engraved Colt Third Model Dragoon revolver. The gun was part of three pairs created for Samuel Colt to exhibit in Europe during the Crimean war. [ Many thanks to Jonathan for taking the photos. ]

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FN SCAR-H PR (Precision Rifle)

The SCAR-H PR (Precision Rifle) show below has an extra rail for accessories (this one is with the KAC front sight, but future models will have front sight integrated into the rail), a heavy 20″ barrel, new two-stage adjustable trigger and a 6-positon buttstock [Read More…]

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Saiga SD-10 drum magazine

Two Russian firms, PMG LLC and PROline, have developed a 10 round drum magazine1 for the Saiga-12 shotgun. The SD-10 looks pretty nifty. It is slightly shorter than than standard 5 round magazine while holding twice the capacity. The final product will be made of black [Read More…]

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The amazing 6.5x25mm CBJ

Anthony Williams has written a fascinating account of his time spent shooting the Brugger & Thomet MP9 chambered in the diminutive 6.5x25mm CBJ round. The standard 6.5x25mm CBJ Ball1 round consists of a necked down 9x19mm NATO case with a 4mm (0.157″) tungsten [Read More…]

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The Dardick revolver

Mechanix Illustrated has an article online, first published in 1957, about “revolutionary” The Dardick revolver and its triangular rounds (Trounds). I wonder how reliable those guns were. I imagine that the design would have combined and amplified the [Read More…]

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Shark subcompact 9mm pistol

Google Translate has failed me and so I know very little about this pistol. I think it is named the Shark and is currently in pre-production in Turkey. It is single action only and holds six rounds in its magazine. I like the design. UPDATE: Apparently it chambers 9mm [Read More…]