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Pistols and Handguns

Authored By Staff Writer | Last Updated: 4/4/2014

As technology allowed for more compact, mechanically-actuated forms, the pistol replaced the sabre as the standard sidearm in battle.

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There are a total of 148 Pistols and Handguns in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below in alphanumeric order. Flag images indicative of country of origin.




1848
Allen & Thurber Single-Shot
The Allen & Thurber single-shot pistol was developed for competition shooting. It was a single-shot pistol based on the percu...
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1977
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2012
Arsenal Firearms AF-1 (Strike One)
An Italian-Russian joint venture under the Arsenal Firearms brand label has introduced a new hammerless, lightweight polymer ...
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1927
Ballester-Molina / HAFDASA
The Ballester-Molina is nothing more than an Argentine locally-produced copy of the successful American Colt M1911 series of ...
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1990
Beretta M9
In 1980, the US Army sought to replace its venerable - though highly outdated - Colt M1911A1 semi-automatic handguns as its s...
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1915
Beretta Model 1915
The Beretta Model of 1915 was the beginning of the long-running and storied Beretta semi-automatic pistol line (their first-e...
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1934
Beretta Model 1934
Beretta - founded as far back as 1526 in Brescia, Italy - introduced their first semi-automatic pistol during World War 1 thr...
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1935
Beretta Model 1935
The storied firearms concern of Beretta was founded in 1526 by Maestro Bartolomeo Beretta out of Brescia, Lombardy, Italy. Si...
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1986
Beretta Model 93R
The Beretta Model 93R (or simply "93R") was produced by the Italian firm of Pietro Beretta SpA out of Gardone Val Trompia. Be...
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1750
British Sea Service Pistol
With the wider acceptance of firearms, even the Age of Sail was not immune to the evolution seen in land-based warfare. The f...
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1983
Browning BDA (Browning Double-Action)
In the early 1980s, the United States military sought to replace its aging standard service pistols. The choice of the proven...
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1935
Browning High-Power / FN GP35
The Browning High-Power (or Fabrique Nationale FN GP35 - "GP" for "Grande Puissance") has a lineage dating back to the origin...
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1900
Browning Model 1900 / FN M1900 / Browning No. 1
The Browning Model 1900 was John Browning's first successful pistol design, further solidifying an already well-respected nam...
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1903
Browning Model 1903 / FN M1903
The Fabrique Nationale FN Model 1903 was a solid, well-traveled pistol used in both World Wars. The gun was produced to the t...
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1910
Browning Model 1910 / FN M1910
The Model 1910 was another successful John Browning firearms design that was initially produced by the Belgian firm of Fabriq...
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1922
Browning Model 1922 (Model 1910/1922)
In 1923, the Yugoslavian authorities contracted the Belgian concern of Fabrique Nationale to develop a semi-automatic pistol ...
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2004
Brugger & Thomet MP9
The Brugger & Thomet MP9 is a further development of the Steyr TMP or "Tactical Machine Pistol" designed by the Austrian-base...
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2007
Caracal CP
The Caracal CP name represents a new line of semi-automatic pistols, the first such weapons to emerge from the Persian Gulf n...
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1976
Ceska Zbrojovka CZ75 (Phantom)
The CZ75, as its designation suggests, was designed and introduced in 1975 and entered serial production in 1976 - seeing con...
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1927
Ceska Zbrojovka vz. 27
Ceska Zbrojovka is a storied firearms concern that originated in the former Czechoslovakia in the years following World War 1...
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1961
Ceska Zbrojovka vz. 61 (Skorpion)
The Skorpion submachine gun is originally of Czechoslovakian origin and was designed in the late 1950s and formally introduce...
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1990
Colt Anaconda
Continuing the Colt tradition of excellent revolvers named after snakes, the concern delivered their impressive "big boy" Col...
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1911
Colt M1911
The Colt model M1911 series of pistols is one of the most successful small arms designs of the 20th Century - and in all of w...
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1986
Colt MEU(SOC)
The MEU(SOC) represents the ultimate evolution of the M1911 Colt system which appeared in the early 1900's and developed into...
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1848
Colt Model 1848 (Baby Dragoon)
The success of the Colt Model 1848 "Dragoon" line (described in a separate entry) prompted Samuel Colt to design a civilian-m...
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1851
Colt Model 1851 Navy
At the end of the 1840's Samuel Colt was hard at work designing a new revolver of .36 caliber, this design becoming the famou...
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1855
Colt Model 1855 (Root Revolver)
Early Colt revolvers operated from what was known as an "open frame" design meaning that there was no supporting structure se...
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1860
Colt Model 1860 New Army
Colt brought about their New Army Model revolver in 1860 and it quickly proved itself the definitive combat revolver of the t...
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1861
Colt Model 1861 Navy
Design of the Colt Model 1861 Navy was not unlike Colt's previous "Navy" offering - the Model 1851 Navy - and was essentially...
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1862
Colt Model 1862 Pocket Navy
The success of the original Colt Model 1851 Navy (sold in 215,000 examples) provided the foundation for the Model 1862 Pocket...
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1898
Colt Model 1898 (New Service)
In 1898, Colt Firearms unveiled a new six-shot revolver chambered for the .45 Colt cartridge as the Model 1898 - better known...
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1903
Colt Model 1903 (Pocket Hammerless)
The Colt Model 1903 Pocket Hammerless (or M1903) was a semi-automatic pistol from the long line of firearms developed by fabl...
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1917
Colt Model 1917
When the Americans formally entered World War 1 in 1917, they lacked much in the way of viable fighting equipment and this in...
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1955
Colt Python
The Colt Python is regarded by many gun purists and firearms experts as quite possibly the finest double-action revolver ever...
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1873
Colt Single Action Army (Colt 45 / Peacemaker)
The Colt firearms firm certainly hit its stride in the 1800s, helped no doubt by the American Civil War and goings on along t...
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1860
Cooper Pocket Double Action
Many firearms manufacturers of the late 1800s were overshadowed by the likes of Colt and Remington but James Maslin Cooper ma...
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1825
Deringer (Derringer Pocket Pistol)
The word "derringer" was a generic name for super-compact pistols of the 19th Century. The title stemmed from the surname of ...
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1842
Deringer Model 1842 Navy
Henry Deringer was well-known for his pocket pistols to the point that many eventually carried the generic (and misspelled) ...
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1850
Devisme Percussion Revolver
F.P. Devisme was a highly skilled weapons maker based in Paris, France. While not exclusively known for his high-quality guns...
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1880
Enfield Mk I / Mk II
The Enfield Mk I/Mk II series of service revolvers appeared late in the 19th Century amidst a period of ever-changing firearm...
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1932
Enfield No. 2
Since World War 1, the British Army appreciated its large caliber revolvers mainly due to their inherent man-stopping abiliti...
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2000
Fabrique Nationale Five-seveN
The Fabrique Nationale FN Five-seveN is a self-cocking, semi-automatic pistol that has seen service in military, security and...
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1974
Fabrique Nationale FN Barracuda
The FN Barracuda was a security service pistol proposed by the Belgium firm of Fabrique Nationale and accepted into service w...
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1937
FEG Model 37M
Hungarian engineer Rudolf Frommer worked his way up the company ranks of Budapest-based FEG ("Femaru-Fegyver"). From the peri...
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1942
FP-45 (Liberator / OSS Pistol / M1942 Pistol)
Origins of the FP-45 single-shot pistol place it as an initiative by the US Army, intending to arm clandestine and resistance...
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1820
Francotte Pinfire
The Francotte Pinfire Revolver was Belgian in origin, work completed by the firm of A. Francotte a Liege. Auguste Francotte s...
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1898
Gasser & Rast Model 1898
The Gasser & Rast Model 1898 service revolver was a handgun utilized by the Austro-Hungarian Army at the turn of the century....
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1870
Gasser Model 1870 Army Service
The Gasser Model 1870 Army Service pistol became the standard sidearm of cavalry units in service to the Austro-Hungarian Emp...
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1983
Glock 17
The Glock 17 has gone on to see extensive service in both military and police roles with a plethora of nations around the glo...
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1985
Glock 18
The Glock 18 (or Glock Model 18) was similar in many ways to the preceding Glock 17 production model though allotted new inte...
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1988
Glock 19
The Glock 19 is a smaller pistol (defined as "compact") based on the original Glock 17 with the new gun made easier to concea...
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1990
Glock 20
The powerful Glock 20 was designed specifically to take advantage of the large 10mm Auto (10x25mm) pistol cartridge, a round ...
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1990
Glock 21
The Glock 21 (Glock GmbH of Austria) was essentially the Glock 20 model modified for the US market to fire the .45 ACP. The ....
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1990
Glock 22
The Glock 22 appeared in 1990 and went on to become one of the most popular pistols in use by 2006. The pistol bridged the ga...
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1990
Glock 23
The Glock 23 was another "bridging" pistol attempting to combine the in-between .40 S&W caliber cartridge with a slightly mod...
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1992
Glock 24
The Glock 24 was a limited-run pistol developed by Glock GmbH of Austria. The Model 24 was an off-shoot of the Glock 17 and c...
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1995
Glock 25
The Glock 25 was introduced sometime in 1995 and made use of the .380 ACP cartridge - a low-recoil, rimless cartridge develop...
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1996
Glock 26
The Glock 26 was designed with the thought of creating a Glock handgun that was easily concealable and chambered to fire the ...
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1996
Glock 27
The subcompact Glock 27 was similar in respects to the Glock 26, designed for ease of concealment while retaining the accurac...
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1997
Glock 28
The Glock 28 was similar in respects to the subcompact Glock 26 and Glock 27 models though chambered to fire the .380 ACP car...
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Glock 29
The Glock 29 (also known as the "Multi-Purpose 10") was similar to other Glock handgun forms in many respects and were classi...
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1988
Glock 30
Based in many ways on the preceding Glock 29 design, the Glock 30 is another fine example of pistol handiwork from Gaston Glo...
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1996
Glock 31
The Glock 31 is another addition to the Glock family line of successful semi-automatic pistols for military, security and civ...
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1998
Glock 32
The Glock 32 (also "G32" or "Model 32") is a further evolution of the Glock semi-automatic pistol line debuting in the early ...
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1805
Harpers Ferry Model 1805
The Harpers Ferry Model 1805 was a flintlock pistol produced out of Harpers Ferry Armory in West Virginia. The firm was set u...
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1996
Heckler & Koch Mk 23 Mod 0 (SOCOM Pistol)
The Heckler & Koch Mk 23 Mod 0 was a specially formulated semi-automatic pistol developed for the United States Special Force...
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1993
Heckler & Koch USP (Universal Self-Loading Pistol)
The Heckler & Koch USP (Universal Self-Loading Pistol) was an amalgam design by the German concern intending to bring togethe...
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1813
Henry Model 1813 Navy
Between June of 1813 and August of 1814, Joseph Henry of Philadelphia was contracted to deliver 600 of his flintlock pistols ...
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1999
HS Produkt HS2000 (Springfield XD)
The HS Produkt HS2000 was originally developed for Croatian Army and police forces seeking a locally designed and produced se...
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1995
HS Produkt HS-95
While there was still a unified Yugoslavia, Zastava Arms delivered the short-lived CZ99 semi-automatic pistol in 1991. Howeve...
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1973
IMBEL Pistola 9 M973
When the Brazilian Army and government security forces needed a trusty semi-automatic sidearm, it turned to the proven Americ...
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1980
IMI Mini-UZI
The Israeli Military Industries (IMI) Mini-UZI is a smaller, more compact form of the base UZI submachine gun. Its smaller fo...
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1990
Jericho 941
The Israel Weapons Industries (IWI) Jericho Model 941 is a no-frills, semi-automatic pistol design first introduced in 1990 a...
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1836
Johnson Model 1836
The Johnson Model 1836 was a high-quality flintlock pistol produced for the US government in a batch of 3,000 examples. The p...
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2006
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1915
Kongsberg M/1914 (Kongsberg Colt)
One of the most storied firearms in history remains the venerable American Colt M1911 .45 caliber semi-automatic pistol. It s...
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1823
Lefaucheux 20-Round
The Lefaucheux 20-Round was one of the notable attempts at designing a revolver that offered the operator a pistol with more ...
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1861
LeMat (Grape Shot Revolver)
The "LeMat" was an American Civil War (1861-1865) revolver emerging from the resources-strapped Confederate States of America...
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1869
Liege Model 1869
The pinfire method for firearms was credited to Frenchman Casimir Lefaucheux and patented in 1835. The system brought about e...
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1860
Lindsay Model 1860
The Lindsay Model 1860 two-shot percussion pistol was a workaround against the revolver patents held by Colt during the time ...
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1908
Luger P08 (Pistole Parabellum 1908 / Parabellum-Pistole)
The German P08 pistol (or "Pistole 1928" or "P'08" or "Luger") was one of the more famous German-based pistol designs of the ...
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1985
Magnum Research / IMI Desert Eagle
The Desert Eagle handgun is a large, powerful, gas-operated, semi-automatic handgun capable of firing the .50 AE (Action Expr...
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1951
Makarov PM (Pistol Marakova)
The Makarov PM ("Pistolet Makarova") was designed and developed to replace the Soviet World War 2-era Tokarev TT-33 series se...
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1859
Manhattan Navy
Manhattan Firearms Company was established by a committee of businessmen in 1856 in preparation for the expiration of Colt re...
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1900
Mannlicher Model 1900 (Series)
The Mannlicher Model 1900 series was consistent with the high-end craftsmanship coming out of Steyr. Pistols were made to a h...
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1873
MAS Service Revolver Modele 1873
Manufacture Nationale d'Armes de St. Etienne (MAS) of the arsenal based at St. Etienne in France was the proud sponsor of the...
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1896
Mauser C96
One of the most recognizable early-form semi-automatic pistols became the Mauser C96 series. The C96 shape was classic with i...
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1864
Metropolitan Navy Percussion
In 1864, Colt's East Armory erupted into flames which destroyed all but two of its buildings. The event could not have happen...
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1895
Nagant Model 1895 (M1895)
The Nagant Model of 1895 was a seven-shot service revolver developed in Belgium and adopted by the Imperial Russian Army as i...
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1927
Nambu Type 14
Like the standard-issue rifles of the Imperial Japanese Army during the 1920s, the pistols of the IJA were equally outdated f...
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1998
NORINCO QSZ-92 (Type 92)
The QSZ-92 is a relatively new entry into the world market as sidearms go. The system was originally designed out of the "20...
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1959
NORINCO Type 59 (Makarov)
China produces a near-exact copy of the Soviet-Russian Makarov semi-automatic sidearm as the Type 59. The original Makarov wa...
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1980
NORINCO Type 64 Silenced
For a time, Chinese forces were issued the crude but effective Type 64 silenced pistol. The weapon was developed around a bas...
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1882
Ordnance Revolver Model 1882
The Ordnance Revolver Model 1882 was a Swiss attempt at making a lighter revolver for its Army. The Swiss Army was already fi...
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1910
Pistola Automatica, Modello 1910 (Glisenti)
The Italian Army took on the Model 1910 Glisenti in an attempt to field a semi-automatic pistol to replace their aged "Bodeo"...
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1938
Pistolet wz.35 Vis (Radom)
The Polish wz.35 pistol was one of the finest semi-automatic handguns of her era, appearing just shortly before the German in...
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1879
Reichsrevolver Model 1879
The Reichsrevolver ("Government Revolver") Model 1879 appeared during a German initiative to modernize and standardize her Ar...
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1861
Remington Model 1858 Army
Remington Arms gained considerable popularity during the American Civil War (1861-1865) with their line of rugged and reliabl...
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1862
Remington Model 1861 Navy
Remington produced their similar Model 1861 Navy based on the successful and well-liked Model 1861 Army revolvers. The Army r...
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1875
Remington Model 1875 New Army
The Remington Model 1875 New Army followed the form and function of the successful Model 1858 which saw widespread use and ac...
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1907
Roth-Steyr Model 1907 (M07)
The Roth-Steyr M07 (or "Model 07") holds the distinction of becoming the first self-loading pistol to be accepted by a major ...
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1975
SIG-Sauer P220 (Pistole 75 / Model 75)
The SIG-Sauer P220 was a semi-automatic pistol series of Swiss origin with production also handled out of Germany. As the Swi...
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1984
SIG-Sauer P226
The SIG-Sauer P226 was developed from the original P220 model specifically to compete in the US Army pistol trials of the ear...
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1988
SIG-Sauer P228 (M11)
The SIG P228 series is nothing more than a compact version of the well-liked and hugely successful P226 family. In its compac...
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1971
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1889
Smith & Wesson SW Model 10 (38 Special)
The famous ".38 Special" revolver was the Smith & Wesson Model 10 which first appeared in 1899 and went on to see some 6 mill...
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1955
Smith & Wesson SW Model 29 (.44 Magnum)
The .44 Magnum or, more formally, the Smith & Wesson Model 29 became the stuff of legend in the Dirty Harry series of movies ...
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1981
Smith & Wesson SW Model 686
In 1981, the fabled American firearms concern Smith & Wesson brought about their SW Model 868 six- or seven-shot revolver. Th...
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1817
Springfield Model 1817
The Springfield Model 1817 Type 1 was a flintlock pistol produced out of the Springfield Armory in Springfield, Massachusetts...
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1990
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1974
Steyr GB
The Steyr GB underwent many alterations during its production run, obtaining a history for itself as being a poorly-produced ...
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1969
Steyr MPi 69
The Steyr MPi 69 was an UZI-influenced submachine gun of Austrian origin intended for military and security use. It was chamb...
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1993
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1984
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1930
Tokarev TT-30
The Tokarev TT-30 was a semi-automatic pistol, essentially a Soviet copy of a Browning-Colt design, intended to replace the N...
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1933
Tokarev TT-33
The T-33 was a further development of the TT-30 pistol series which, itself, was based on the designs of famed American gunsm...
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1967
Type 51
The Chinese Type 51 was nothing more than a locally-produced Chinese copy of the famed Soviet Tokarev TT-33 semi-automatic pi...
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1992
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1989
Vektor Z-88
The Vektor Z-88 was developed to fulfill a requirement by the South African Defense Force for a new standardized sidearm and ...
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2003
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1938
Walther P38 (Pistole 38)
The Walter concern of German designed and developed the "Pistole 38" ("P38") semi-automatic pistol as a direct replacement fo...
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1996
Walther P99
The German concern of Carl Walther GmbH Sportwaffen developed their Walther P99 semi-automatic pistol primarily for sale to l...
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1929
Walther PP (Polizei Pistole)
Founded in 1886, the Carl Walther GmbH concern designed and manufactured many small arms prior to World War 2 (1939-1945). In...
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1931
Walther PPK (Polizei Pistole Kriminalmodell)
Walther introduced their original PP ("Polizei Pistole") compact semi-automatic pistol in 1929 and immediately found takers b...
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1836
Waters Model 1836
The Waters Model 1836 flintlock pistol was delivered by Asa Waters & Company out of their Millbury, Massachusetts factory. Th...
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1872
Webley Bull Dog
The British Webley Bull Dog pocket revolver was a small, powerful firearm that saw considerable commercial success in a varie...
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1887
Webley Model 1887
The Webley service revolver first appeared in 1887 and manufactured under the P. Webley & Sons brand label, selected to repla...
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1939
Welrod (Assassin's Pistol)
The Welrod was designed in the early part of World War 2 after a very short development period by the British War Office. The...
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1861
Whitney Model 1861 Navy
After Samuel Colt's revolving cylinder firearms patent expired in 1857, a slew of competitors swooped in to claim their share...
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1987
Zastava M88
The Zastava M88 owes its legacy to the Tokarev semi-automatic pistol series of Soviet Russia debuting in the 1930s. While tha...
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