M49/57 submachine gun
Manufactured by Zastava Arms for the Yugoslav People’s Army.
7,62x25mm Tokarev 71-round removable drum magazine, open bolt blowback select fire, sexy heat shield.
Despite the external resemblance and interchangeable magazines, this gun is more similar to the excellent Beretta M/38 than the Soviet PPSh-41.
Colt Gatling M1874 gun
Designed by Dr Richard J Gatling c.1861, made by Colt’s Patent Firearm Manufacturing Co in Hartford, Connecticut.
.45-75 Gov 40-round detachable magazine, ten barrels, hand-cranked rapid fire.
Pistolet-Mitrailleur STA Mle1924 submachine gun
Designed by the Section Technique de l'Armée c.1920-24 and produced by the Manufacture d’Armes de St-Etienne c.1924~25.
9x19mm 32-round removable box magazine, open bolt blowback automatic.
Developed as the smoke of WW1 cleared out, the PM STA Mle1924 was only a series of prototypes when development in the Rif War precipitated a larger French intervention in Morocco. The submachine gun was then pressed into service in limited numbers for what was basically impromptu field testing.
Although a direct result of French experience with the German MP18, the Mle1924 was used more as a squad-based support weapon, and as such development was stopped after it was “replaced” by the MC Mle1924 light machine gun.
Very few were produced past the initial thousand of 1924, and the final nails were put in its coffin prior to WW2 with the adoption of the MAS Mle1938.
STA submachine gun prototype c.1921
Colt M1874 ‘camel’ Gatling gun Made by Colt’s Patent Firearm Manufacturing Co. in Hartford, Connecticut c.1870′s. .45-70 Government 40-round removable gravity magazine, ten “short” 18″ barrels, hand-cranked rapid-fire, swivel fork mount.
Vz. 52 - 7.62x45mm
Pope Marlin Ballard target rifle
Manufactured by H.M. Pope in the United States - serial number 395.
.40 caliber single shot breechloader, falling block action, false muzzle/bullet starter, Lyman 5A scope.
These scopes have such a vintage charm to them. It’s like someone mounted a telescope on their Remington rifle.
Springfield M1A SOCOM - 7.62x51mm
Colt Single Action Army 1st Gen ‘Civilian’ revolver
Designed by William Mason and Charles B. Richards c.1872, produced by Colt’s Patent Firearms Manufacturing Co, c.1873-1941 - serial number 318505.
.45 Long Colt six-round cylinder, single action.
OSS M3 Grease Gun suppressed submachine gun
Manufactured by the Guide Lamp division at General Motors, two-part suppressor manufactured by High Standard c.1944-45.
.45ACP 30-round removable box magazine, open-bolt blowback fully automatic fire, leather brace.
Made for the United States’ Office of Strategic Services around the end of World War 2, this suppressor was made of a perforated rifled barrel housed in a wire mesh based suppressor, with an additional pistol suppressor of the same design fitted on the muzzle.
Austrian Gasser revolver
Made c.1910~14 for the Montenegrin market - serial number 127682.
11,3x36mm 5-round cylinder, double action, side loading gate and manual ejector rod, side-mounted safety.
Lebeda Lefaucheux-type revolver.
Crafted by Anton Lebeda and Anton Lebeda Jr in Austria c.1850~60′s for the Duke of Brunswick.
9mm pinfire six-round cylinder, double action, polished coin finish, gilded details, heat colored cylinder, ivory grips.
A beautiful variant of the Lefaucheux Mle1854 made by the most skilled family of gunsmiths in Central Europe.
Ingram M6 Military submachine gun
Designed by Gordon B. Ingram of the MAC10 fame, manufactured by Police Ordnance Co c.1949-52.
.45ACP 30-round removable box magazine, open bolt select fire.
Designed as a low-cost Thompson submachine gun alternative, Ingram’s M6 had some success with South American militaries and some US law enforcement agencies.
Japanese pistol reproduction
Manufactured c.20th century in Japan - no serial number.
.50 caliber smoothbore, single shot, matchlock, brass and copper fittings, gold and silver inlays on the barrel.
A very classy design, often not much more than a canvas for fancy wood and metalwork.
Colt New Line revolver
Made by Colt’s Firearm Manufacturing Co c.1873-77 - serial number 13987.
.22RF six-round cylinder, single action with spur trigger, engraved, gold-washed, bird’s head grip.
Spanish No.3 ‘Russian’ revolver
Manufactured and damascened by the Orbea Hermanos family in Eibar, Spain - serial number 3179.
.44 Russian six-round cylinder, top break single action, gold and silver damascened, including on the steel grips.
Vz.52/57 rifle with 1PN58 scope
Manufactured in Czechoslovakia c.1952~59 by ČZUB - serial number GR30507.
7,62x39mm 10-round detachable box magazine, reloaded mostly using stripper clips, gas operated semi-automatic fire, folding 20cm long steel bayonet, fitted with a Russian 1PN58 3,5X night vision scope.
Manufactured in Western Europe c.17/18th century.
20mm barrel widening to a 76mm flat muzzle, flintlock mechanism, leather cheekpad, brass fittings.
M1 carbine with M3 infrared scope Manufactured by Quality Hardware Co. with a scope by American Optical Co. c.1944 - serial number 4659482. 7.62×33mm/.30 Carbine 15-round removable box magazine, gas operated semi-automatic, 20k Volt infrared light with 175m range infrared scope, additional foregrip.
The Gras Rifle Part II — The Fusil Gras Model 1874
Experimental FNA Pistola Automatica da Guerra “Sosso”
Designed by Giulio Sosso in and manufactured by Fabbrica Nazional d’Armi in Brescia, Italy c.1942, serial number 8A.
9mm Parabellum, 21-rounds magazine, holster stock, all steel.
Two interesting features to be noted here. First off, the magazine does not use a simple leaf spring to push a stack of cartridges up, but is in fact a contained metal belt of ammunition indexed with each shot. It is a unique design with arguably little gain in capacity for the extra cost it incurs, and one of the reason Italy did not adopt this design, deep in WW2 as it was. The second feature is a leather holster with a steel rig that doubles as a telescopic stock. Now that’s just plain awesome.