Classic Guns: The Steyr AUG

While the bullpup concept didn’t start with the unique Steyr AUG, it is perhaps the archetypal example of the breed.

Classic Guns: Gewehr G41(M)

Before the development of the well-known Gewehr G43, there was the Gewehr G41(M) "gas-trap" design from Mauser.

Classic Guns: French FAMAS Bullpup Rifle

Long before the SA80, the F2000 or the Tavor, the French FAMAS brought the compactness of a bullpup to a major world power’s military.

Classic Guns: The M712 Schnellfeuer 'Broomhandle' Mauser

No, it’s not a product of Hollywood’s overactive imagination; there really was a full-auto broomhandle Mauser. Check out the details behind the M712 Schnellfeuer.

Classic Guns: Heckler & Koch MP5

The Heckler & Koch MP5 is one of the most recognizable submachine guns that remains in service worldwide.

Classic Guns: Winchester Model 1897 'Trench Gun'

Imagine a firearm so powerful that it was protested as a violation of war conventions. In reality, it was a pump-action Winchester shotgun: the Model 1897 "Trench Gun."

Classic Guns: Lt. Donald Simpson Bell's Webley Mk V Revolver

In one of the bloodiest battles of World War I, the Webley Mk V proved itself in the hands of 2nd Lt. Donald Simpson Bell as he charged across the Somme battlefield.

U.S. Rifles of WWI: The M1903 and M1917

America’s bolt-action infantry rifles came from two main camps, but both the M1903 Springfield and the M1917 Enfield were sturdy, stout options to fight the Kaiser’s forces.

Classic Guns: Smith & Wesson Model 39 'ASP' Combat Pistol

In the workshop of mysterious genius Paris Theodore, the Smith & Wesson Model 39 was customized into the famous ASP combat pistol, supposedly used by clandestine agents.

Classic Guns: Imperial Japan’s M1 Garand

John C. Garand’s combat masterpiece M1 Garand semi-automatic rifle was so effective in the Pacific theater, the Japanese attempted to make their own version.

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