Encyclopedia of firearms and ammunition of the XX and XXI centuries

Kurchevsky PTR “K”

Kurchevsky PTR “K”

Kurchevsky recoilless anti-tank rifle is one of the earliest weapons of this type ever adopted by a major military force. Officially adopted in 1932, it ...

FR F2

FR F2

FR F2 sniper rifle (FRF2, Fusil à Répétition modèle F2, Repeating rifle model F2) is a standard issue sniper rifle of French armed forces since 1985. It ...

FR F1

FR F1

FR F1 sniper rifle (Fusil à Répétition modèle F1, Repeating rifle model F1, also sometimes spelled as “FRF1”) was a standard issue sniper rifle of French ...

HK MSG90 MSG3

HK MSG90 MSG3

The HK MSG90 sniper rifle had been introduced by the German company Heckler-Koch in 1987 as a “militarized” export version of their HK PSG1 ...

HK PSG1

HK PSG1

The HK PSG1 sniper rifle (Prazisions-Schutzen-Gewehr, or “high-precision marksman’s rifle” in English) had been developed by the German ...

Manurhin Special Police, MR-88

Manurhin Special Police, MR-88

The Manurhin Special Police revolver appeared in around 1979 as a less expensive alternative to the excellent, but very costly Manurhin MR-73 revolver for ...

PR-15 RAGUN

PR-15 RAGUN

The PR-15 RAGUN pistol was developed from requirements, issued by Polish army based on their previous less-than-happy experiences with WIST-94 pistol. ...

MAG-95,  MAG-98

MAG-95, MAG-98

The MAG-95 pistol was designed and produced by famous Polish small arms manufacturer FABRYKA BRONI “ŁUCZNIK” – RADOM in an attempt to replace ...

Mannlicher-Schoenauer M1903

Mannlicher-Schoenauer M1903

Mannlicher-Schoenauer rifle was designed and patented in 1900. It is named after famous Austrian gun designer Ferdinand von Mannlicher and technical ...

Mannlicher M1893

Mannlicher M1893

Mannlicher M1893 rifle was designed by famous Austrian gun designer Ferdinand von Mannlicher who worked at the Osterreichishe Waffenfabrik-Gesellschaft ...

Breda M1931

Breda M1931

The Breda M1931 Heavy Machine Gun (full official designation: ‘Mitragliatrice Antiaerea “Breda” calibro 13.2mm Tipo R. Marina’), was developed ...

Savage 77E

Savage 77E

The Savage model 77E Shotgun was the most widely used combat shotgun of the Vietnam War. Originally it was produced during the mid-1960’s by the ...