Happy 101st Birthday – This Old Colt Has Still Got It!

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By Beetle In my article about the Savage Trials Pistol, I discussed how Savage and Colt had a final “shoot off” to see who would win the contract to be the standard issue military sidearm....

The History of Mauser – As Told Through Its Pistols

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By Beetle “The best way to make a little money in the gun business is to start with a lot of money.”  This saying describes how hard it is to be successful in the gun...

Obscure Object of Desire: Savage 1907 .45 Pistol

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 by Beetle ([email protected]) "If it ain't a Savage, it's a Substitute!" "The Savage 1911, defending America for 100 years!" If these two phrases sound a bit off to you, it’s for good reason. Typically these phrases are...

Obscure Object of Desire: Borchardt C93, The First “Modern” Semi-Automatic Pistol

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By beetle There are a lot of features in modern guns that we take for granted. At a basic level, the design of most pistols today seems very similar. Almost every one will make use...