Wanted: Most Valuable Pistols

The Most Valuable Pistols For Collectors Why do people collect pistols? Well, you could put that type of question to those who collect coins, stamps, rare books, or even butterflies, and if you ask one hundred of them, you’ll get about that many different responses. Simply put, certain…
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History’s Greatest Sniper Duels

Legendary Sniper Duels Sniper duels are the stuff of which legends are created and movies are produced. But from a historical perspective, it’s often hard to differentiate between fact and myth. There are more than a few entertaining films—JFK and The Untouchables come to mind quickly—that are fun…

The Weapons Of World War II

Rifles, Pistols, and Guns: A History of World War II Weapons It was the deadliest war in the history of humanity. Nearly every country on the globe played some part in World War Two, and when it finally ended in 1945, an estimated 60 to 70 million people,…
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World War One: A History of Weapons in the Great War

The Weapons Of World War I It was called the war to end all wars, but rather than signaling an end to future international conflict, World War I merely laid the foundation for the even greater carnage of World War II. The war, which was unprecedented in the…

History Of The AK-47

A History Of The AK-47 Rifle American soldiers first came up against the AK47 in the jungles of Vietnam during the early 1960’s.  Before that the earliest reference to this Soviet designed weapon came from a 1953 CIA resource with only a rough drawing that suggested this new…