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The “Universal Combat Pistol” was a H&K’s answer to the FN Five-Seven pistol. Using the same 4.6x30mm cartridge as the MP7, it had a 20 round capacity magazine and a control setup similar to the P2000. The UCP was eventually abandoned during the prototyping stages even though supposed test trials had happened. H&K felt that the UCP did not offer a viable ballistic performance from a handgun. (GRH)

The Immortal: The Winchester Model 1897

It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these posts, and I’ve been racking my mind trying to think of a gun that could really work for this post, as I’ve had many famous guns requested but I’ve never done due to their being a ton of sub-variants, but also noting that those posts where I cover a gun in brief don’t do so well.

Then after watching some movies, I’ve found the lone survivor that appears almost everywhere. Gangster dramas, noir, war flicks, and in the hands of everyone from Burt Lancaster to Billy Dee Williams. It’s one of the older pump shotgun designs, but also one of the more common older models. It’s Winchester’s very own Model 1897.

Now I’m sure we all know the designer of the Winchester 1897, our lord and savior John Moses Browning, but there’s other elements to it’s birth than just that. The concept of a pump-action shotgun dates all the way to the early 1880′s when two other designers, the famous Christopher Spencer of the Spencer rifle and Sylvester Roper patented a similar pump action shotgun, the Spencer 1882.

Spencer’s design was interesting, using the same pump mechanism you see on the 1897, except it ejected from the top. However, while the gun was novel, it came out in a bad time. At this point, Winchester had begun a rather long crusade to stop many competitors and the Spencer rifle was one of them. By 1889, the company Spencer was running was out of money and bankrupt, and the license for his guns went to Francis Bannerman, who you should remember from when I talked about US made Mosins.

Now Bannerman continued selling and making Spencer shotguns, rebranded as the Model 1890 from the 1880′s until 1907. At the same time, Winchester had grabbed the patents and copyrights for the pump handle, and while forcing other guns like the Burgess shotgun out of the market, tasked their chief designer John Moses Browning to make a pump-action shotgun rather than the rather unpopular lever action 1887. 

Browning improved upon the 1882 with a number of changes, the main being the larger pump handle, exterior hammer and the much better bolt design allowing for an ejection port. This hit the market as the Winchester 1893, and was reasonably successful. But it had problems and by 1897, the gun was improved and also made into the brand new smokeless powder 12 Gauge. Winchester offered any owner of the 1893 a brand new 1897 and the rest is history.

The 1897 was a very successful shotgun in many hands. It was well liked for it’s fast action and accuracy for hunters, and it’s fast action made it well liked by soldiers. The 1897 and later 1912 models had no trigger disconnect, so as long as you held down the trigger, it fired. The US Armed Forces bought many shotguns during WW1, and were rather famously used by US troops to pepper German trenches, something that became so devastating that many German higher-ups threatened to execute any US soldier captured with shotgun ammo or caught with a shotgun.

Now while they never followed through, the 1897 helped set the standard of combat shotguns in militaries, and while it was elderly by WWII, it still saw service alongside more modern guns like the Winchester 1912 and Ithaca 37. In fact, despite it’s age, the 1897 soldiered on all the way through Korea into Vietnam, with a few remembering the trenches of France, the cold of Belgium, the havoc of Seoul and even the jungles of Laos. And even now, many hunters and a few police departments still have or use the old 1897. It’s quite a long lasting shotgun, and if the heavily worn ones in your local gunshop’s used rack isn’t a prime example, then it’s long history in the real world and film would.

The film industry and the 1897 have a very long history, dating back to the 1920′s and 1930′s. It’s ability to be slamfired allowed for some gloriously large muzzle flashes, and with many coming off of surplus from many police departments made them cheap. And like I said, the 1897 seems to breach many genres. Gangster flicks feature them in the hands of both sides of the law. Action flicks of every flavor use them, from the dark overtones of Assault on Precinct 13 to the chases of Bullitt. Westerns like The Wild Bunch have them, and every WWII movie tends to have some character with an 1897. It’s everywhere, and while it’s starting to fade away to modern gun, most period pieces still use the 1897.

Now unlike the Ithaca 37, the 1897 is a somewhat common shotgun in the field of video games, but in many different forms. Almost all war shooters set in either world war use the 1897 Trench Gun as it’s standard shotgun. Many games set in specific periods use the 1897 or 1893 as their premier pump shotguns, and survival horror love the 1897. While the exact model in these games vary, the external hammer, fast firing rate and 5-6 round capacity clue you in that it’s an 1897.

And that’s the long history of the Winchester 1897, one of the oldest and yet also common pump shotguns. It’s production ran from 1897 to the mid 1950′s, and while it’s an antiquated by modern standards, the 1897 is still useful for many situations even after around 100 years of technological evolution. It’s big, old and goes boom, when you need to pepper a flock of birds, Germans or zombies with shot, not many can beat the old Winchester.

Boom boom boom, gonna shoot your ass down”


Springfield M1898 Krag-Jørgensen rifle

Designed by the Norwegians Ole Herman Johannes Krag and Erik Jørgensen and manufactured by the Springfield Arsenal c.1898-1904 for the US Army - serial number 310635.
.30-40 Krag five-round ‘half-capsule’ fixed magazine, bolt action repeater, magazine cut-off, sporterized stock.

open magazine on a Krag rifle

The most distinctive feature of these rifles were their strange box magazine, which allowed to user to basically dump up to five rounds of ammunition in it at any point of time, with the bolt closed and another round chambered if necessary. That feature was called a capsule magazine by its creators, with earlier prototypes having a ten-round capacity and wrapping around the action even more, hence its name.


FN 1910/22 “Queen Wilhelma” Dutch contract

Designed by John M. Browning, manufactured by FN Herstal c.1922-83.
.380ACP/9x17mm Browning Auto 8-round removable box magazine, blowback semi-automatic, grip and manual safeties.

The 1922 model featured an extended barrel, slide and grip, the latter allowing for two rounds of extra capacity. It was designed with police and military contracts in mind, scoring more than half a dozen of them for various countries - in this case, the Netherlands.


Browning Hi-Power

Legendary semi-auto pistol that remains one of the most widely issued side arms in history, having been adopted by over 50 countries. In spite using the 9x19mm (which some shooters now consider anemic) the name originates not because of its caliber but it’s capacity; 13 rounds at the time of its design. Although considered an aging platform and design, it still sees service in many military and law enforcement units across the globe. However it’s lack of modular adaptability and weight have caused some former users to adopt modern alternatives. (GRH)

anonymous asked:

What would you recommend for a larger than 30 round capacity for AR and AK platforms? Also to you grease your chair wheels with the blood of your enemies?

40 round pmags or the D60 for the AR. I’m not a big AK guy so I’m not sure what mags or drums are reliable.

no, I use moly engine assembly lube. Blood is really corrosive.

August 31st 2007
Pekka visited and joined an indoor shooting range of the Helsinki Shooting Club where he attended a single one-hour training session, he never visited the range again.

Afterwards when returning home, he told his family of his intention to start recreational shooting. His parents had reservations about this shooting hobby but at the same time hoped that it would improve his quality of life and encourage him to come out of his shell.

October 3rd 2007
He applied for a firearm permit at the Järvenpää Police Department of the Central Uusimaa Provincial Police Command. The application was for a 9mm handgun, with Glock 17 and Luger/Parabellum guns specified. According to the application his intention was to start precision shooting at a the range a couple of times a week. The place where the gun would be kept was given as a locked wooden cabinate, however Pekka later stated he might consider buying a weapon locker.

In the appendix to the application he wrote “I have been thinking about a suitable weapon for my hobby and am especially fond of the Glock 17. I have also heard many favourable reports on the guns qualities. Also I have already fired this type of gun a few times on the range and am quite pleased with it”

When asked whether he could use a smaller-calibre gun for his hobby, he wrote “yes”.

October 12th 2007
The Police Commissioner of the Central Uusimaa Provincial Police Command signed a decision rejecting the application. The grounds for the application were that, because of its high firepower, the gun was not suited to precision shooting.

(The legal grounds for the rejection were found in the Firearms Act, Section 44, Subsection 1. According to the act, a purchase permit can only be granted for a gun that is not unnecessarily powerful or efficient for the purpose noted by the applicant.)

It was recommended in the decision that the applicant purchase a .22-calibre small-bore pistol. (The calibre measurement refers  to 0.22 inches (5.56 millimetres), which is the standard calibre for small-bore rifles.)

October 18th 2007
Pekka delivered another application to the Järvenpää Police Department, this time for a smaller-calibre weapon. He applied for a Ruger MKIII on the grounds that ‘The gun is not unnecessarily powerful or efficient. It is also a good weapon for a beginner. This weapon I have also fired.’ When asked whether he could use a smaller-calibre gun for his hobby, he wrote:  ‘It’s such a small-calibre gun (.22) I don’t think I can. A bigger one I certainly could, but .22 is the smallest.’

October 19th 2007
A purchase and possession permit was signed by the Police Commissioner, both were granted.

As judged from the police records, the applicant’s data had been checked in several police registers and found to be clean. The personnel at  Police Department Customer Service met the applicant when he handed in his applications, but there were no interviews or personal meetings. According to the personnel, the applicant was extremely well-behaved and there seemed to be nothing special about the situation.

(He had been given the licence since he was a member of a local shooting club and held no previous criminal record. The Finnish police usually require a shooting hobby to begin with a .22-calibre weapon. The police cannot mandate that sports shooting take place in a club, or even in any kind of company; in the case of relatively low-risk weapons, the permit decision may be based entirely on information provided by the applicant. Membership in a shooting club is nevertheless considered a risk control.)

November 2nd 2007
Pekka visited the gun shop in Jokela however, a Ruger MKIII was not available at that time. Instead, he purchased a semi-automatic Sig Sauer Mosquito pistol with 10-round capacity and 500 rounds for it.


First Picture

  • Fusil Mle1886M93 Lebel, the main infantry rifle of the French army for most of World War 1.
  • Fusil Mle1907/15 Berthier, the successor of the Lebel, using en-bloc clips and upgraded from a three-round to a five-round capacity in 1916.
  • Mousqueton Mle1890 Berthier, the first Berthier rifle adopted by the French army when first faced with the impossibility of shortening the Lebel.
  • Mousqueton Mle1892 Berthier, the first upgrade that saw widespread issue to both mounted and artillery troops.
  • Mousqueton Mle1892M16 Berthier, the 5-round upgrade to the Berthier carbine, note the magazine sticking out of the stock.
  • Adrien helmet M15 of the zouaves and tirailleurs regiments, with the telltale mustard paint.
  • MAS Mle1873 revolver, the first French infantry centerfire handgun.
  • MAS Mle1892 revolver, its successor with a swing-out cylinder, replaced by the Ruby pistol in World War 1.
  • Adrian helmet M15 of the infantry, the base model.

Second Picture

  • Fusil Mle1874M80M14, the predecessor of the Lebel rifle rechambered to use the new 8mm Lebel round.
  • Fusil Automatique RSC Mle1917, the first semi-automatic rifle to be used by infantry in significant number.
  • Petard-Raquette grenade, a soldier-made explosive device to supplement the lack of, you know, actual grenades that didn’t suck so much.
  • Grenade Mle1914, a Mle1847 grenade with a simple time fuse activated by ripping a pin from a wood plug using a leather brace.
  • Grenade Tromblon Viven-Bessiere, used in the VB grenade launcher muzzle attachment for Lebel rifles.
  • Grenade P1 Mle1915, an impact grenade with a spoon-shaped aluminium plunger and a distinctive pear-like appearance.
  • Hotchkiss 37mm HE round, for use in various guns like the 37mm Mle1916 TRP and Puteaux SA 18.
  • First row of Adrian M15 helmets : infantry - grenade; engineer - breastplate and helmet; medical corp - rod of Asclepius and laurels; chasseurs alpins - French horn.
  • Second row of Adrian M15 helmets : artillery - grenade and crossed canons; Czech legion - Czech crest; medical corp officer - prewar rod of Asclepius design; chasseurs alpins officer - prewar French horn design.
  • Adrian helmet M15 of the Coloniale.
A self-written article on my relationships with people who bash on people who use different types of guns than is “The Norm”

Click the link below to read an in-depth essay on my response to people who say “Oooh, Why do you like carrying a Taurus over this Glock Model 3914 in .25 ACP with a 97 round magazine capacity” or “Oooh, why did you buy that Hi- Point” or “Oooh, why do you hunt with a Savage Axis”

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How do people in a state with state legal pot who smoke/eat/vape it get a pistol? One of the questions ask if you’ve used illegal drugs and it is federally illegal. Do you lie?

I am not even in one of those states and cant get a pistol. I can’t lie to the Feds, but I feel like in todays age I need protection. Ive been eyeballing a small Ruger with like 4 round capacity, easily concealed, can use an under barrel laser site, and uses rounds easily found in case of rapture or similar. Id also like a nice 9mm normal sized, I liked shooting my Glock, the 9mm round just popped right. I was given a 10mm by Glock and didnt care for it. I think 9mm is my jam. And, you put enough into someone they don’t get up or sue.

Im also compiling a list of items for 2 kinds of bugout bags, in case of tornado and in case of evil like what clown might bring. Id like to be able to defend myself, and Im not a shotgun or rifle kind of guy. I want something I can holster, pocket or tuck away easily when hells breaking loose.

I think about all the guns I had in the late 80s. I should have kept some of those. They paid for my Jeep engine replacement when I sold them but I had a blue nickel 45 and 2 Glocks and a few other pistols, a few full autos and a few semi auto rifles, and a few shot guns. I was a decent shot then too.

Now I’d probably miss by a mile. I can’t see up close very well and wouldn’t be able to line the sites up… thus the need for a laser. Plus, how many times in tv and movies do you see someone look at the laser pointer on their chest or similar who then give up? All of them. Because they know they are fucked.

Im not a killer. Not a “gun nut”, just worried about where our world is headed and I want to be able to protect myself, my dog and my family and friends.

And I cant lie to the Feds to get something I can hide away easily.

Sorry for the gun ramble.
Back to my M&Ms.


Mle 1886 ‘Lebel’ Rifle - “Fusil de 8mm Modèle 1886″

Designed in 1886, produced from 1887 to 1920 by MAC, MAT and MAS.
8x50mmR Lebel, 8+1+1 rounds.

Read below for everything you wanted to know about this rifle, and then more, and then even more, Jippers you didn’t need to know all that, what the fuck it’s still going, why did they keep it for this long, just let the fucking thing die already.

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Picked up some ETS Group Glock 43 magazines today. They come in 7,9, and 12 round capacities and all retail for less than their factory Glock counterparts.

 Their length on the 7 and 9 is very close to the factory ones with Pearce or Taran extensions. One of the biggest benefits is their 7rd magazine fits flush whereas the factory one is only a 6rd. I’m going to pick up another Pearce extension to install on the 7rd mag because if it’ll feed reliably that means I’ll have an 8+1 capacity on a very concealable firearm. 

 So far I’ve had good luck with the ETS Group magazines I’ve used with my Glock 19 so hopefully these will perform as well. Please note the loaded mags are just to show how they look/stagger in the magazine - I’m not going to actually carry them until I’ve gotten some range time with them and I’m sure they’re reliable.

the-great-irene  asked:

I can't do the symbols but can I have sex, romantic, random, sleep, hobbies and appearance for Nicolas please~

i haven’t written for gangsta in so long but every time i do answer one of these my love for it is rekindled —ashley

✿ - sex headcanon

Nic has great stamina and is able to go for a couple rounds at a time, usually with one rough and aggressive round followed by a slow and tender round. He has the capacity to perform various positions but prefers being ridden or his partner lying on their back with one leg (or both) over his shoulder while he thrusts into them. His favorite thing to do after sex is to just wrap his arms and legs around his partner and sleep. Cuddling afterwards is a must.

♡ - romantic headcanon

The first time his s/o slept over at the benriya’s house, they accidentally left one of their shirts in Nic’s room. Nic promised to return it… after a few days of holding it against him as he slept or smelling it when he started missing them. He never did get around to returning that shirt to you.

☾ - sleep headcanon

Nic usually sleeps curled up in a ball, either by himself or against his s/o. The relaxation of sleep loosens his face a bit, making him seem younger and less agitated.

♦ - quirks/hobbies headcanon

Nic cracks his knuckles a lot, especially before a fight. Rolling his neck and even cracking it a few times is enough to loosen him up and prepare for him for combat.

☼ - appearance headcanon

Nic has the worst bedhead. When he wakes up, his hair is sticking up in all directions, but all he has to do is brush it back a bit with his fingers. He isn’t very appearance-conscious but hates when his clothes get ruined, either by bloodstains or rips or bullet holes.


Fusil d’Infantrie Mle 1886 Modifié 1893 Modifié 1927 ‘Lebel’

Magazines manufactured by the Manufacture d’Armes de Saint-Etienne -MAS- and retooling done by the Manufacture d’Armes de Châttellerault -MAC- while the final product was assembled by the Manufacture d’Armes de Tulle -MAT- all in France. Between 1133 and 1379 of these conversions were made between 1927 and sometime in the early 1930′s for the Mle 1924 and Mle 1929 new French military cartridges, switching out the obsolescent 8mm rimmed Lebel cartridge.
This complete overall of the Lebel however is due to the need to decrease its length more than changing its ammunition. Using a tubular 8-rounds magazine, cutting down the front of the rifle -seen with the R35 model- also cut down its rounds capacity down to three shots, which was an unacceptable standard by the Interwar era, hence the need for a box-magazine conversion.
This would however be abandoned for the simpler alternatives of building on the Berthier rifle whose original design already incorporated a box magazine, and later adopting an entirely new rifle, the MAS-36.

All of those are absurdly sturdy though.
We give our guns weird names, and it makes them grow stronger because of it.


In-depth: The BSA Machine-Carbine

On the 12th of April 1945, Birmingham Small Arms submitted their contender for the trials to find the replacement for the STEN gun in British service. Chambered for 9x19mm, the weapon used a blow-back mechanism but was cocked by sliding the odd-shaped fore-end forwards. The side-mounted magazine housing was hinged and thus when the weapon was not in use, the magazine could be folded in to make the weapon more portable. This feature could also be used to clear stoppages. The stock could fold snugly underneath the fore-end. It was demonstrated at Enfield and impressed the Ordnance Board; their only gripe with it was the weight.

In 1947, the weapon was trialed against the MCEM-3. The BSA was considered overweight but was easier to control than the MCEM-3. Feedback was sent to BSA and the weapon was modified in response. The new “Mk.II” BSA had a redesigned and more comfortable fore-end, a new curved magazine with a 30-round capacity and optional alternative means of cocking. The hinged magazine housing was ditched as a result of the curved magazine. The BSA Mk.II was trialed from the 8th - 16th of September 1947 against the MCEM-3, the Patchett Mk.II, and the Australian MCEM-1. The trials took place at Pendine and the results were not very promising. All the weapons suffered faults; the MCEM-3 overheated, the Patchett’s trigger mechanism failed, the Australian MCEM-1 fractured, and the BSA’s cocking mechanism was too stiff.

By the end of 1947, the weapons were improved and trialed again. This time, the BSA came out on top, and was advanced to the troop trial stages. The MCEM-3 was rejected. The BSA’s main competitor was the Patchett, which did not perform quite as well as the BSA but was still recommended for troop trials.

The Ordnance Board made an order for 100 BSA Mk.IIs but only recieved 6 since the manufacturing costs were so high. These weapons were examined by the Ordnance Board and they suggested that BSA improve the trigger mechanism before the troop trials, which they did. However, they also required that the BSA would need to have bayonet fittings in order to compete at the troop trials, and due to the design of the plastic fore-end covering the barrel, this could not be done without completely redesigning the fore-end. This proved to be a hindrance on the development of the weapon, and BSA was understandably unhappy with this sudden request.

It was not until May 1951 that the troop trials took place, and the competitors were the Madsen Model 50, the Australian MCEM-1, the Patchett and the new BSA Mk.III with a redesigned fore-end. The rigorous trials took their toll on each and every weapon except the Patchett. The Madsen’s magazine was susceptible to sand and mud, the Australian MCEM-1 fractured again and failed to eject at times, and the BSA Mk.III’s new fore-end proved troublesome in mud and was too stiff to cock. The Ordnance Board decided that the Patchett was the best weapon, and that it was not worth improving the BSA. BSA was not happy with this result and felt that the redesign of the fore-end to facilitate for a bayonet was unnecessary, and had impeded their design. BSA were so unsatisfied that they demanded that further trials take place in 1952, but the Ordnance Board were already set on adopting the Patchett.

It should be noted that this weapon is often referred to as the “BSA Model 1949″, but it was not designed or made in 1949. I don’t know where this name originates from, but it is incorrect. The three models of the weapon were called the Mk.I (1945), the Mk.II (1947), and the Mk.III (1951).


The Soviet PPSh-41 Submachine Gun,

Before World War II, Soviet production and use of submachine guns was at a minimum.  The Soviet Army had some mediocre designs such as the PPD 34/38, which were rarely issued as Soviet doctrine emphasized massed infantry attacks with soldiers armed with bolt action rifles.  Then in 1939 after invading Poland, the Soviet Union made the mistake of invading Finland in what would become known as “The Winter War”.  The Soviets suffered hundreds of thousands of casualties due to the poor equipment, incompetent officers, fierce weather, and the stalwart defense offered by the Finnish.  One advantage the Finns had was an excellent submachine gun design called the Suomi KP/-31.  Armed with the Suomi, the Finns wrought terror among the Soviets as they ambushed Soviet columns in dense winter forests.

After the Winter War, the Soviets altered their war doctrine to make more use of submachine guns.  In 1940 the gun designer Georgy Shpagin came out with the PPD-40, which was heavily influenced by the Suomi design.  Then a year later, he introduced the PPSh-41, a simplified version of the PPD-40 which made use of stamped metal rather than milled steel, making the weapon lighter and cheaper to produced.  His invention, the PPSh-41 would become perhaps the most important submachine gun design of World War II, becoming the bread and butter submachine gun of Soviet forces throughout the war.  Indeed no World War II movie featuring the Eastern Front would be complete without a band of Soviet infantryman sporting the now iconic weapon.

Simple and rugged, the PPSh-41 fired from an open bolt and utilized a blowback action.  It was chambered for the 7.65x25mm Tokarev pistol round, a caliber smaller than its contemporaries such as the 9mm Para and the .45 ACP.  However the 7.65 Tokarev sported very high muzzle velocities and allowed for less recoil.  This was especially important when it came to controlling the weapon’s high rate of fire, a whopping 900 rounds a minute, nearly twice as much as other submachine guns of the day.  Its light recoil, high velocity ammunition, and high rate of fire made the PPSh-41 into a deadly buzzsaw that cut down all before it.  To make up for it’s rate of fire, they were commonly issued with a large 71 round magazine, ensuring that Soviet infantrymen could pour out a ton of firepower without having to reload too often.  The PPSh-41 was also light and compact.  It’s total length was around 33 inches, and its weight was around 9.5 lbs loaded.  That’s only 1 lb heavy than its nemesis, the German MP-40, which only had a magazine capacity of 32 rounds.  This combination of firepower in a compact package made the PPSh-41 an ideal weapon for close quarter combat in urban areas such as Leningrad, Stalingrad, Warsaw, and Berlin.  The PPSh-41 was even loved by it’s enemy, the Germans, who often used captured PPSh’s in favor of MP-40’s, using 7.63X25mm Mauser ammunition which was similar enough to the 7.62 Tokarev.  Others captured by the Wehrmacht were converted to 9mm.

Perhaps the PPSh’s biggest advantage was its affinity for mass production.  A simple weapon using stamped metal parts, and fewer parts than other submachine guns, the PPSh could easily be manufactured by Russian peasants with simple tools.  To ease production further, PPSh barrels were produced by cutting down the barrels from surplus Mosin Nagant rifles, which were also 7.62 caliber (7.62X54R).  As a result, two PPSh barrels were produced from one Mosin Nagant barrel.  What resulted was a submachine gun that took little work to produced, only around 5.6 hours of machining per gun.   This allowed the Soviet Union to be the number one submachine gun producer of the war.  During World War II, the Soviets produced over 6 million PPSh submachine guns, and well as millions of other designs to supplement it.  Unlike during the Winter War, issuance of submachine guns was widespread.  The Soviets even sometimes equipped whole regiments and battalions with PPSh-41’s.

The only drawback of the PPSh were reliability problems due to the large drum magazine.  It’s 71 round capacity often weakened it’s large spring, which caused malfunctions.  It also had a tendency to warp, which also caused malfunctions.  In 1944 a smaller 35 round magazine was introduced, but most Soviet soldiers still preferred the 71 round magazine.  Later an improved and more reliable drum magazine was also introduced.

After World War II the PPSh-41 continued to see use with the Soviet Army.  It is still often used by reserve units in Russia and the former Soviet nations, as well as rebels, revolutionaries, freedom fighters, and terrorists.  Millions were also sold to other Communist nations during the Cold War, such as the Eastern European nations, China, North Korea, and Vietnam.  Some nations even manufactured their own variants and copies.  As a result they were commonly used in Cold War conflicts such as Korea, Vietnam, Afghanistan, and Cambodia.


Moore 1860 revolver

Manufactured by Moore’s Patent Firearms Company c.1860-62 - serial number 867.
.32 rimfire seven-shot cylinder, single action, swing-out cylinder with manual ejector rod - missing.

The Moore belt revolver was in fact the first swing-out revolver ever produced commercially, although unlike in modern examples the cylinder didn’t swing completely outside of the frame, just enough to unload cartridges one by one.
I like this revolver even more because of its seven-round capacity. I like sevens.