Dardick Model 1500: The Very Unusual Magazine-fed Revolver

Dardick Model 1500: The Very Unusual Magazine-fed Revolver

https://www.instagram.com/rockislandauction/ https://www.youtube.com/user/RockIslandAuction This is Lot 1953 in the upcoming RIA December Premier auction. The Dardick 1500 was a magazine-fed revolver designed by David Dardick in the 1950s. His patent was granted in 1958, and somewhere between 40 and 100 of the guns were made in 1959, before the company went out of business in 1960. […]

Persian Model 1314 Luger and Artillery Luger

Persian Model 1314 Luger and Artillery Luger

https://www.instagram.com/rockislandauction/ https://www.youtube.com/user/RockIslandAuction These are Lots 3402 (Artillery lP08) and 3448 (standard P08) in the upcoming RIA December 2019 Premier auction. In 1934 (just year before officially requesting that the Western world call his country “Iran” rather than “Persia”), the Shah of Iran ordered 4,000 Luger pistols form the Mauser company. These were to be divided […]

Powell’s Cartridge Counter Luger: The First Military 9mm

Powell’s Cartridge Counter Luger: The First Military 9mm

https://www.instagram.com/rockislandauction/ https://www.youtube.com/user/RockIslandAuction This is Lot 475 in the upcoming RIA December 2019 Premier auction. The US first tested the Luger in 1901, and it seemed potentially good enough that the government spent $15,000 to buy 1,000 of the pistols (in 7.65mm Luger; the only cartridge available at the time) for field trials. The trials resulted […]

Updates: New Merch, New Headstamp Book, and RecoilTV!

Updates: New Merch, New Headstamp Book, and RecoilTV!

Forgotten Weapons Merchandise: http://shop.bbtv.com/collections/forgotten-weapons While we await final printing, preorders for my book are still open: https://www.headstamppublishing.com/french-rifle-book No preordering for Max’s book yet, but check out his announcement: https://modernfirearms.net/en/bez-rubriki-en/20-years-online/ And here’s RecoilTV: https://videos.recoilweb.com/pages/discover/d/home Contact: Forgotten Weapons 6281 N. Oracle #36270 Tucson, AZ 85704

Chambers Flintlock Machine Gun from the 1700s

Chambers Flintlock Machine Gun from the 1700s

http://www.patreon.com/ForgottenWeapons Cool Forgotten Weapons merch! http://shop.bbtv.com/collections/forgotten-weapons Joseph Chambers invented a repeating flintlock weapon in the 1790s, and I think it is appropriate to consider it a “machine gun”. The design used a series of superposed charges in one or more barrels, with specially designed bullets that has hollow central tubes through them. This would allow […]

Q&A 35: Books, Black Powder, and Why the DP12 is So Annoying

Q&A 35: Books, Black Powder, and Why the DP12 is So Annoying

http://www.patreon.com/ForgottenWeapons Cool Forgotten Weapons merch! http://shop.bbtv.com/collections/forgotten-weapons 0:00:36 – Why so few .380 ACP military pistols? 0:02:09 – Thoughts on the NGSW program guns 0:03:24 – Exciting new things in the firearms industry today 0:04:21 – Why did the USSR not use detachable mags on the SKS? 0:06:40 – Books on the Krag and Trapdoor Springfield […]

Cooey: The Unassuming Canadian Workhorse

Cooey: The Unassuming Canadian Workhorse

http://www.patreon.com/ForgottenWeapons Cool Forgotten Weapons merch! http://shop.bbtv.com/collections/forgotten-weapons Cooey is a brand name that will be immediately recognized by Canadians, but pretty much unknown everywhere else. Founded in 1903 by Herbert Cooey, the company would produce a series of simple and practical firearms that became hugely popular and common in Canada. The basic models were the single-shot […]

Morphy’s Final Prices Fall 2019: Simply Sumptuous Subguns

Morphy’s Final Prices Fall 2019: Simply Sumptuous Subguns

http://www.patreon.com/ForgottenWeapons Cool Forgotten Weapons merch! http://shop.bbtv.com/collections/forgotten-weapons With the Morphy’s fall 2019 auction now complete, it’s time to take a look at what the market says guns are worth. This time, it’s mostly submachine guns – with an interesting mix of transferrable and pre-samples. Contact: Forgotten Weapons 6281 N. Oracle #36270 Tucson, AZ 85704

Pistols Taken From the Walther Factory in April 1945

Pistols Taken From the Walther Factory in April 1945

http://www.patreon.com/ForgottenWeapons Cool Forgotten Weapons merch! http://shop.bbtv.com/collections/forgotten-weapons Courtesy of Legacy Collectibles, we have a variety of pistols to look at today which were taken as souvenirs by American GIs when the Walther factory was captured in April of 1945. Walther was making PP, PPK, and P38 pistols right up until US soldiers walked in, and there […]