Models of weapons (17 photos)

Borchardt C.93 - the first successful automatic pistol, designed by Hugh BORCHARD borrowed the principle of locking the barrel when fired two levers at least advanced weapons of the time - Maxim machine gun ... are mass-produced, this pattern however has not been adopted for use, but served as the basis for the construction of one of the best guns of the twentieth century - Parabellum.





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Three-way gun model 1895 - designed by Belgian gunsmith and owner of Leon revolver, pretty good for its time, the revolver was for Russian as "Berdan rifle," his "pistol". L. Nagant did a great marketing job, and then Russia needs modern revolver. As a result, put into service, "Revolver" for a number of reasons for long lingered in our army and became really popular weapon, though long obsolete, but incomparably reliable and durable.
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Mauser C.96 - a legendary weapon, got his fame not as a war but as an indispensable attribute of the revolutionaries, hikers and hunters. It happened because of the peculiarities of its construction. Powerful, long-range and accurate, but heavy and bulky gun is suitable only for a narrow range of users. Nevertheless, he was in service in the German army as a weapon of limited standard during both world war, the Waffen-SS, as well as the Italian Navy.
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Parabellum - one of the most famous combat pistols of the world, created in the late 19th century, in the era of industrial development and the establishment of the foundations of modern firearms. Georg Luger managed by combining successful design finds Maxim and Borchardt, to create a unique system, the quality and the benefits of which have led to the popularity of these weapons from the very beginning of its serial production to the present day. Great gun that feels great in the hand, reaching for that. Handle merges with the hand into a coherent whole, and the bullets fall right on target. Beautiful and effective weapon.
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Colt M1911 - brilliant creation of outstanding gunsmith of all time, John Browning. Looking for the perfect system operating under the scheme recoil of a trunk his short course, allowing the use of powerful cartridges, led to the emergence of a number of samples that have not received sufficient recognition in first civilian and military. But taken almost to the ideal design M1911 became the standard, which was created with the most self-loading pistols of the 20th century. Powerful, reliable, convenient, though large, gun still one of the first popular in the United States.
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Mauser 1914 - compact pistol designed for civilian concealed carry, use as a service weapon police and intelligence agents working tool. Rather complex in design, but durable and reliable pistol, carried out with the high quality inherent German weapons. Read more about this interesting gun you can read below, in my separate article on the characteristics of the weapon.
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Walther PPK - perhaps the most famous of the compact pistols, was established in Germany, on the historic armory company Walther for police and self-defense. Its main feature and advantage was the trigger mechanism of dual action allows you to instantly make a shot with that weapon could safely be worn with a cartridge in the chamber. Further security is provided and a pointer to the presence of a cartridge in the chamber, so to speak status light weapons. But the greatest glory of this is without a doubt a great gun, got in films about neubivaemaya 007, to use it as their service weapon.
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APS - the best domestic automatic pistol, designed in Tula talented gunsmith Igor Stechkin. The legendary gun SWAT still loved and used in combat operations of our special forces soldiers, even if there is much more modern domestic samples and Western Glock and Zigov. Simple to use and maintain, reliable in operation under harsh conditions, durable, has great firepower, precision and heap laying bullets at high-speed shooting - these are the qualities that even with large dimensions are the reason for the popularity of this excellent pistol.
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Smith & Wesson Chiefs Special - compact five-shot revolver for concealed carry as a backup weapon or self-defense, created in the mid-20th century, and served as the basis for most modern compact revolvers. Despite not featuring power and great stopping power chuck .38 Special, this revolver give its owner confidence in the reliability of their weapons, since the misfire cartridge, the shooter could simply re-pull the trigger works for the next shot. Today issued a set of similar revolvers under highly cartridges .357 Magnum.
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Without any significant change in the design, revolver "Nagant" survived the Russian-Japanese, the 1st World, Civil War, Finnish, World War, two revolutions and two shocks caused by the radical change of the political system in the country, at the same time remained unchallenged in the ranks about 50 years. And, despite the fact that in 1943 the willful decision "from the top" revolver was discontinued, it is still used to this day, being armed state security service, security and Sberbank of collection, as well as some law enforcement agencies including customs service. Despite the anachronistic design, "Revolver", thanks to the incomparable reliability, durability, simplicity and durability, is still "inĀ».
"Revolver" of the Tsarist Russia.



Smith & Wesson Model 19. In short - a high quality, reliable, accurate, effective and durable weapon. Chuck - .357 Magnum, the most balanced combination of really high, as evidenced by long-term practice of application, stopping power with acceptable recoil, weight and dimensions of weapons.



Colt Python - a legend and one of the most beautiful among revolvers and personal weapons at all. This is one of the most famous revolvers ever produced by Colt's Manufacturing Company. The original design and excellent workmanship has won this weapon a lot of fans among lovers revolvers worldwide. A series of revolvers Colt Python was developed in the mid-50s as a sport target weapon, chambered for .357 Magnum. Hence the characteristic sporting arms high accuracy and excellent workmanship. Serial production of these revolvers were discontinued in 1965, currently only luxe variation under the designation Colt Python Elite. The model is made only on order with 4- and 6-inch barrel, chrome or polished body and cheeks of precious wood.



Astra 902. This copy is the personal weapon of lieutenant-general of the NKVD Karanadze GT - Reward from the Supreme Commander. Such Asters 902's was ordered in Spain about 30 pieces on the personal orders of Stalin and Stalin personally rewarded them for their outstanding achievements particularly close to his people. This copy is kept in the museum on Poklonnaya Hill.



Smith & Wesson Military and Police History of one of the most commercially successful pistols in the history of weapons in the US, began in 1899 when the firm Smith & Wesson released a .38 Hand Ejector revolver caliber .38 SW Long. In 1902, 38 Hand Ejector received a new, more powerful cartridge, .38 SW Special (or just .38 Special, .38sp). More or less final form 38 Hand Ejector acquired in 1915, and in the middle of the 1920s he acquired a new name - Military and Police (abbreviated M & P). Total of 100-odd years history of revolvers Series M & P only by the firm Smith & Wesson was released over 6 million units of revolvers, not counting the many imitations and replicas, produced in Spain, Mexico, France and other countries. This number also includes nearly one million models of military-style, under the symbol Victory comes as the US military and the British Commonwealth in 1941-45. These revolvers have a simplified finish, simple wooden cheeks handle ring for a pistol belt. Barrel length - 4 or 5 inches. For the Lend-Lease Act in Commonwealth countries (Britain, Canada, Australia) were issued under the English patron .38 / 200.



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