One thing can be said for certain — a country that is always at war either becomes expert at weapons' design or it perishes. Israel is such a country, and their iconic Galil assault rifle is a classic example of a superior battlefield weapon that was simply overcome by technology.
Sometimes the future arrives slightly ahead of its time, and often, from an unexpected direction. With almost 100 years in production, the lever action Savage Model 99 is unequivocally one of the most successful rifles in the world. But not the way its inventor, Arthur WilliamSavage, envisioned.
The British Webley revolver occupies the same unique space in the world of guns that the English Bulldog does in the world of canines - squat, ugly to the point of beauty and lots and lots of very sharp teeth.
Yet again, John Moses Browning created a main line weapon for the US military; the 1919 Browning machine gun
In the 1960s and continuing into the 1980s, the Uzi was the most popular submachien gun with military and law enforcement in history.
The Remington Model 8 was the first mass-produced semi automatic rifle chambered in a round more powerful than the most popular hunting cartridge of the day, the 30-30.
The AK47 has become one of the most iconic firearms in history.
The popularity and fame of the Winchester 73 is pretty self evident.After all, how many firearms have had a major Hollylwood movie with their name as the title?
Rick Harrison from Pawn Stars shows us some of his most unique acquisitions as Gun Stories looks at the strangest guns designed throughout history.
Possibly the greatest submachine gun ever manufactured, the MP5 has become essential to military and law enforcement personnel.
Not only did Mikhail Kalashnikov create what may be the perfect battlefield rifle, his design of the PKM has been in use since 1969 and sets the standard for others to follow.
Artists work in a variety of mediums; canvas, stone, clay and yes, even firearms.
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