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Posted in thread: break open revolvers - parts interchangeability on 03-06-2015 at 08:31 PM
I recently won an auction for a little Iver Johnson/US revolver co. .32 break open. I love the
hardware store cheapies of the 1880-1915 period. They're so under appreciated in terms of
Posted in thread: hardware store rifles of the 1870s-1890s on 02-06-2015 at 11:31 PM
Before I start; this is about civilian rifles, not military arms.I got ahold of a few old
catalogs from the mentioned time period and the gun section is really so fascinating. Seems the
vast bulk of g...
Posted in thread: Jimenez Semi Auto Pistols on 11-17-2014 at 03:30 AM
I never claimed to be an expert. I just know what I like, and I do not like Berettas, nor to I
like the S&W MP. If anyone is looking for a small, inexpensive pistol like the Jimenez, then i
Posted in thread: USSR civilian commercial handguns - makes and models on 11-17-2014 at 03:24 AM
But that simply is not so. You could indeed purchase a gun in the CCCP, if you held a valid
membership in a hunting or sport shooting club, just like in modern day Germany. The law of the
CCCP made no...
Posted in thread: Jimenez Semi Auto Pistols on 11-16-2014 at 11:56 PM
I have never owned, nor seen, a Jimenez in person. But I have fired about 5 autos in my life; a
S&W MP, a Beretta 92F and Cobra\Kodiak Denalhi are the only ones that come to mind and here's
Posted in thread: USSR civilian commercial handguns - makes and models on 11-15-2014 at 09:19 PM
This is for a little personal project. I have a fascination with all of the commercial soviet
products, from 333 cologne to the Argat computer. So far I have 2 Mosins, an IZH-27, and the
Posted in thread: USSR civilian commercial handguns - makes and models on 11-15-2014 at 08:57 PM
but is there any actual proof of the presence or absence? Catalogs, Russian legal documents, a
random Russian website?
Posted in thread: USSR civilian commercial handguns - makes and models on 11-15-2014 at 08:16 PM
Almost, the Korovin was in 25 Tula, which was a special overpressure 25acp made at the Tula
arms factory, but in all reality they should have gone with 32acp. According to the Wikipedia
this small pis...
Posted in thread: USSR civilian commercial handguns - makes and models on 11-15-2014 at 01:01 AM
I've been looking for models of various handguns made for civilian ownership in the CCCP,
within any of the republics. So far it seems Tula, Izhmush, Merkel and Suhl and one other
factory that skips m...
Posted in thread: a few ballistic confusions on 11-11-2014 at 03:46 PM
I'm really interested in generic and military powders (esp. cordite, but I'm of the steampunk
mind set so it's kind of ground in there) but what I'm having a hard time finding information
on is the me...