HGR 111 - Early Self-Loading Pistols with Forgotten Weapons at James D. Julia Auctions

Hello and welcome to Handgun Radio! I’m your host Ryan Michad from the wild woods of Central Maine, and this is your home for all the news, information and discussion in the handgunning world.A few weeks ago, I spent the day with Ian from Forgotten Weapons up at the James D. Julia Auction House to check out some incredibly cool & rare historical firearms and discussed the progression of early-self loading pistols!

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This episode is going to be heavily dependent on photographs and video for you to see the guns we talked about. Check out the Handgun Radio Facebook Page or the Ryan Michad Youtube Channel to see video of a few of the guns’ mechanisms and photos!

Visit James D. Julia Auction House for more information about the upcoming October Auction, and to see their catalogs with amazing photography as well as their archives!

Visit Forgotten Weapons at Full30.com to see the videos of some of these guns. They are also on Facebook.

Main Topic: Early Self-Loading Pistols with Forgotten Weapons at James D. Julia Auctions



Berger Ring Trigger

Berger Pistol
Berger Pistol
Schulhof Pistol
Schulhof Pistol
Mannlicher 1894 Blow Forward
Mannlicher 1894 Blow Forward
Gabbett-Fairfax 1901 Mars Pistol
Gabbett-Fairfax 1901 Mars Pistol


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