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This is the kind of iron you used to see in guns shops back in the good, old days ... well, in the medium-old days, anyway.

German Pistols: World War II Trophies

Classic guns must have either jaw-dropping looks or a storied history. Ideally, they’ve got both, such as these German pistols of World War II vintage.
The “flagship” of the Heym fleet—the Model 89B double rifle. Chris Sells put years of work into the design ... and it paid off!

Heym USA: Functional And Collectable Art

In a world of black polymer firearms, Heym USA chooses the road less traveled.
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Far-Out Firearms: Dardick And Gyrojet Guns

The gun world is rife with oddities, but few compare in peculiarity to the firearms designed to shoot the unique Dardick and Gyrojet cartridges.
This is a space gun. Well, it’s a movie space gun—one used in a movie in space: Serenity. It’s Jayne Cobb’s personal 1911.

The Flash And Oddity Of Hollywood 1911s

Hollywood 1911 pistols run the complete gamut, from specimens you find at your local gun store to renditions that are out of this world.
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7.62x25mm Tokarev: The Many Copies Of The Combloc Icon

Among the best known Combloc pistols, true-to-life Russian Tokarev pistol specimens are few and far between stateside. But its clones abound.
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Enduring Legend: Evolution of the Lever-Action Rifle

The lever-action rifle dates back to the early 17th Century Europe, but Americans have perfected the design the past century and a half.
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The Stunning CZ 75 Guncrafter Industries Executive Series

Improving on the CZ 75? Sounds farfetched, but Guncrafter Industries perfects the classic pistol as only they can.
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Gallery: Best Engraved And Custom Guns (2020)

Gun Digest's annual review of the finest examples of beauty and artistry in the world of custom guns. Enjoy these masterpieces!
A WWI-period Mauser 9mm in military trim. From the Herman Gunter IV collection.

Why The Mauser C96 “Broomhandle” Still Looms Large

The landmark Mauser C96 design changed things in a dimension far beyond the world of the pistol and still looms large in the mind today.
Model 1897 Riot Grade

Classic Guns: Winchester Model 1897 Pump-Action Shotgun

Best know in its Trench Gun iteration, the Winchester Model 1897 could be had in multitude of configurations to handle any situation.
An almost identical comparison is the 9mm Russian-made Makarov at top, with a Bulgarian-licensed copy at bottom. This particular Russian example is one of those that mistakenly entered the United States with import marks of “Germany.” Actual legal Russian importing lasted but a few years.

The Makarov And Other 9x18mm Pistols

A cloak-and-dagger icon from the Cold War, the Makarov 9x18mm still delights collectors today ... if they can get their hands on one.
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10 Incredible Modern Engraved Guns That Epitomize The Art

If you think engraved guns are things of dusty old trade shops, then you haven't seen what the modern masters are turning out.
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Nagant Revolver: Unique Relic From Behind The Iron Curtain

The Nagant M1895, or plain old Nagant Revolver, has long served the Russian military and is among the most unique handguns from behind the former Iron Curtain.
This is a normal target for the P210, as long as the shooter pays attention and does their part.

Sig P210: A Classic For The Ages, Made New

Slick lines and even slicker accuracy, the Sig P210 proves an enduring piece of Swiss engineering.
A 1952 first-year edition of the Model 760 Gamemaster in .300 Savage.

Classic Guns: Remington Model 760 Series And Other Pump-Actions

The Remington Model 760 was exceptionally accurate and fast shooting, but was far from the first pump-action gem "Big Green" turned out.
Browning BAR

Browning Automatic Rifle: The Gun That Changed the Infantry

THE U.S. ARMY'S Browning Automatic Rifle, always known as the BAR, was one of the great infantry weapons of its day. And it's still a great rifle today.

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