We setup this animated sequence to pair with an article on the Hanyang 88 rifle. But in the excitement of finishing a 16 hour project we went ahead and shared the image on Reddit. Being that it has reached 100,000 or so views we thought it best to go ahead and place it on the site so those following the main page don’t miss out. I’ll have the article ready in the next few days.
This is the French Mle.1935a. It fires a unique .32 cartridge adapted from the WWI-vintage US Pederson device for the Springfield rifle. The 7.62 Longue cartridge never caught on globally and has made these surplus pistols rather unpopular in the U.S. Read More…
The Philippine Insurrection had soured the U.S. Army’s taste for the .38 caliber Colt Model 1894 revolver. Determined Moros were charging firing lines and advancing all too far for any officer’s comfort. When the U.S. Army began searching for a .45 caliber pistol and cartridge, John Browning got to work. With the help of Colt and Winchester the .45ACP cartridge and, later, the M1911 pistol were born.
The Treaty of Versailles forbade German development and adoption of a 9mm Parabellum pistol. Research was carried out in secret as early as 1935 in pursuit of a replacement for the Luger P.08 that could be produced quicker with fewer machine operations.