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The strangely proportioned and mechanically unusual Berger repeating pistol


The strangely proportioned and mechanically unusual Berger repeating pistol Cal. 7.65mm. The Berger repeating pistol, made in France, has a unique mechanism that involves a double set of hammers. A large, fixed front sight, made of copper, sits on the barrel over a tubular magazine that loads from the left side. Pulling the trigger actuates the cartridge elevator while cocking […]

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Dining Room of the Winter Palace after the attempted assassination of Emperor Alexander II.


Dining Room of the Winter Palace after the attempted assassination of Emperor Alexander II. 1880. On the evening of 5 February 1880 Stephan Khalturin, from the Narodnaya Volya (radical revolutionary group which hoped to ignite a social revolution), set off a charge under the dining room of the Winter Palace, right in the resting room of the guards a story […]