Daily Blog 06/28/2011

  • The Nagant M1895 Revolver is a seven-shot, gas-seal revolver designed and produced by Belgian industrialist Léon Nagant for the Russian Empire. The Nagant M1895 was chambered for a proprietary cartridge, 7.62x38R, and featured an unusual “gas-seal” system in which the cylinder moved forward when the gun was cocked to close the gap between the cylinder and the barrel, providing a boost to the muzzle velocity of the fired projectile, and allows the weapon to be silenced (an unusual ability for a revolver).

    tags: weapons

  • At the end of the day, it is impossible to buy truly authentic Japanese swords on a budget of under US$300.

    Indeed, the starting price for most entry level Shinken is often much closer to US$1000 and goes up (and up and UP) from there.

    tags: swords japanese

  • An attempt to recover a Spitfire from a peat bog in Donegal will highlight the peculiar story of the men – both British and German – who spent much of World War II in relative comfort in neighbouring prisoner of war camps in Dublin, writes historian Dan Snow.

    tags: ww2 Ireland

  • Animals and wildlife prices are based upon publicly available documents and is quoted in US Dollars. Click on the price for source information.

    tags: animals blackmarkets

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