Encyclopedia of firearms and ammunition of the XX and XXI centuries

Borchardt C-93

Borchardt C-93

The Borchardt C-93 pistol (Selbstlade Pistole Borchardt Construktion 1893) was quite possibly the first ever mass produced semi-automatic handgun, and ...

Winchester 1200

Winchester 1200

The Winchester model 1200 shotgun was designed between 1957 and 1963 by a team of engineers at the Winchester company. It was intended as an attempt to ...

Winchester 12

Winchester 12

The Winchester model 12 shotgun was designed in 1911 by Winchester company engineer Thomas C Johnson. It was officially introduced in 1912 and soon became ...

Winchester 97

Winchester 97

The Winchester 1897 shotgun was probably the first really successful pump action shotgun ever made. Designed by legendary American gunsmith John Browning ...

Sudaev AS-44

Sudaev AS-44

The Sudaev AS-44 assault rifle was the very first Soviet automatic rifle. It was developed for the then new 7.62mm model of the 1943 intermediate ...

TG3

TG3

The Kalashnikov TG3 long gun is an unusual weapon, designed to provide a hunting weapon to Russian shooters, with rifle-like ballistics, while formally ...

AK-308

AK-308

The Kalashnikov AK-308 assault rifle is a new development of the Kalashnikov concern. Developed upon requests from several foreign customers, this rifle ...

UKM-2000

UKM-2000

The UKM-2000 machine gun was designed in Poland between 1998 and 2003. It was intended as a replacement for the 7.62x54R Kalashnikov PKM machine gun, used ...

Alfa 44, Alfa 55

Alfa 44, Alfa 55

The Alfa Modelo 1944 (Alfa 44) machine gun was designed at Fabrika de Armas de Oviedo arms factory and adopted in 1944 by the Spanish army. After the war, ...

Alfa 44, Alfa 55

Alfa 44, Alfa 55

Alfa Modelo 1944 (Alfa 44) machine gun was designed at Fabrika de Armas de Oviedo arms factory and adopted in 1944 by Spanish army. After the war, Spain ...

AKMSU

AKMSU

The “Kalashnikov AKMSU compact assault rifle” was sort of an enigma among Kalashnikov weapons. Images of this gun were circulated in some ...

Remington 870DM

Remington 870DM

The Remington 870DM box magazine fed pump action shotgun was first announced in late 2017, as a further evolution of the famous Remington 870 line of ...