Heckler & Koch P7

The Classics: The Heckler & Koch P7

During a recent browsing of some online gun auction sites, I was pleasantly surprised to find out that a $500 pistol I had purchased some years ago, a Heckler & Koch (H&K) P7, was now bringing prices that ranged from $2,500 to $6,000.

The Nock Volley Gun

Our Founding Fathers most certainly could envision firearms that could shoot more than three rounds per minute.

150 Years Of The Colt Single Action Army

On the internet, there is a popular meme of Sean Bean as Ned Stark from “Game of Thrones” facing a fierce wind, clad in a wolf–skin cloak and saying, “Brace yourselves…” and then an endless number of witty closures follow, warning the reader that your news feed is about to be populated with dozens of mentions of anything from Marine Corps birthday notices to election-result conspiracies.

The BAR Through World War I

America’s first light machine gun was yet another design from the man from Ogden.

The Lee-Enfield No. 4 Mk 1 Rifle

History records that World War II began on Sept. 1, 1939, with the German invasion of Poland and the subsequent declarations of war on Germany from Britain and France. However, it was not until April the following year that Hitler turned his attention west and invaded Denmark and Norway. On May 10, the day Winston Churchill became Prime Minister, Hitler invaded France.

Poland’s Pride, The VIS 35 Pistol

The history of Poland’s pre-war pistol has some familiar elements.

The Colt Commando

At the turn of the last century, Colt and Smith & Wesson were the two most prolific American revolver manufacturers. Both were vying for the military and civilian markets that clamored for the newly developed .38 Spl. cartridge.

The Martini-Henry Rifle

Iconic, enduring and steeped in history, the single-shot Martini-Henry has cast a long shadow indeed.

The Webley MK VI Revolver

Britain’s .455-caliber handgun used in two World Wars looks a bit different from its American counterpart.

The Model 1895 Nagant Revolver

The current war in Ukraine has populated the internet with an abundance of images that have piqued the curiosity of firearm and militaria collectors worldwide. Photos with captions like: “Russians fighting with 19th century muskets” are disingenuous at best when the accompanying illustration is of a soldier with a bolt-action Model 91/30 Mosin-Nagant with a sniper scope—an effective rifle in any century.

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