The Taurus PT-92AF Is Not Obscure, But I Sure Desired It Anyway

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In 1974, the Ministério da Defesa Brasileiro (Brazilian Ministry of Defense) awarded Fabbrica d'Armi Pietro Beretta the contract for their new 9x19mm service pistol, the Model 92. Part of that contract stipulated that Beretta...
HK VP70Z 9mm pistol

Obscure Object of Desire: HK VP70Z Pistol

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The Heckler & Koch GmbH Volkspistole Modell 1970 Zivil, otherwise known as the VP70Z was the firearms industry's first commercially mass produced polymer framed striker fired pistol. It beat GLOCK by twelve years and...

Obscure Object of Desire: Something Extremely Ugly, Cheaply Made and Very Expensive

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This came across my desk courtesy of Red Hills Arms of Tallahassee. They are a fantastic family owned gun shop with a great selection of firearms and ammunition. Even now in the panic, they're...
tanfoglio mossad pistol

Obscure Object of Desire: Tanfoglio MOSSAD Pistol

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I truly do not understand how so many members of my tribe – that is to say, Jewish folk – can say and mean “Never Again,” and simultaneously push for civilian disarmament. I can't...

Gun Review: Taylor’s and Company 1858 Remington Conversion Revolver

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Remington’s Model 1858 revolver was the primary competitor to the Colt revolver for several decades and a famous and worthwhile handgun in its own right. The revolver went into production in 1858. While some...
Cobray Pocket Pal Pistol

Obscure Object of Desire: Cobray Pocket Pal .22 LR/.380 ACP Revolver

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  By Jeremy S. Cobray Company, best known for manufacturing versions of the MAC series of pistols and the infamous Street Sweeper back in the 70’s and 80’s, also apparently spit out a few of these...

Obscure Object Of Desire: 1954 Irish Contract Lee-Enfield Mk2 Rifle

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By Chris Dumm I know what you're thinking: Lee-Enfields are about as obscure as Ford Escorts. The Brits made 17 million of them. Between 1895 and 1957 soldiers equipped with the gun fought for Crown...
Stechking automatic pistol

Obscure Object of Desire: The Soviet Stechkin Machine Pistol

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Developed in 1949, the Stechkin is a select-fire, straight blowback pistol chambered in 9x18mm that's capable of firing 750 rounds per minute accurately out to a distance of 200 meters. Or so it was...
FN FALO Battle Rifle

Obscure Object of Desire: FN FALO Battle Rifle

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Most gun enthusiasts are familiar with the FN FAL, which has been widely imported into the United States. Excellent U.S. made clones are produced by DS Arms, and various other manufacturers have turned out...

The Guns of Welwyn: Five Incredible Weapons of the British Special Operations Executive

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By Justin Black of Spycraft101 At the onset of the Second World War, the British Special Operations Executive formed several different research and development branches spread throughout England. One branch, Station IX, was located at...
Chinese Contract Inglis Hi-Power 9mm Pistol

Obscure Object of Desire: Chinese Contract Inglis Hi-Power 9mm Pistol

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During World War II, the Canadian firm John Inglis & Co. manufactured approximately 150,000+ samples of the iconic FN Browning Hi-Power pistol. When the last batch in active service was declared to be surplus...
Berthier M1892 Mousqueton

France’s Great War Carbine: The Berthier M1892 Mousqueton

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By Jay Gillen Today, military rifles are built to be lighter, handier, and more ergonomic than ever before. We see these considerations in designs across the spectrum of today’s military rifles. More plastic, lighter rails,...