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The Luger, AKA Pistole Parabellum

GEORG LUGER At the turn of the 20th century, pistols were becoming more compact, easier to use, and more lethal. At the bleeding edge of this arms-race was the Luger. Developed by the famed Austrian firearm designer, Georg Johann Luger. Along with the design of the pistol, he worked to create a compact rimless pistol cartridge. This cartridge became known…

Another Gun!?!

Many hear these words in frustration from their spouse or significant other after the purchase of “another” firearm. On the surface, it looks like another toy that only converts cash to noise. Many could argue that a gun purchase is frivolous. I am here to tell you that the purchase of a quality firearm can not only be a great…

Shansei C96 Mauser .45 ACP

“There is something odd about this thing.” That is something that I have said to myself many times as a collector and it is something you should pay close attention to if you ever start collecting firearms. My wife and I had just left corporate America to become Idaho’s first dedicated firearms appraiser and high-value collectible gun brokers. We received…

Old Arms of Idaho

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