Friedrich Langenhan and the Langenhan Dolla Air Pistols

This article will unveil the origins of the humble Dolla air pistol. We will discover the five variations of this air pistol, its manufacturers and some interesting personal relationships between them with Friedrich Langenhan central above all others. A story spanning two world wars which ultimately ends with the Soviet invasion of east Germany in 1945. Continue reading “Friedrich Langenhan and the Langenhan Dolla Air Pistols”

Lincoln Jeffries “Scout” (c. 1922 to 1926) Instagram Photos

This is the very rare Lincoln Jeffries “Scout”. It’s a pop-out pistol that was manufactured between c. 1922 and 1926 during the dawn of the British airgun revolution. It was available either blued or nickel-plated. Many had no markings other than on the grip whereas a few were stamped “LINCOLN JEFFRIES JUNR 120 STEELHOUSE LANE BIRMINGHAM” on the front edge of the grip frame. Continue reading “Lincoln Jeffries “Scout” (c. 1922 to 1926) Instagram Photos”

J.G. Anschütz Dolla MKII (c.1929 to 1939) Instagram Photos

This is the Dolla MKII manufactured by J.G. Anschütz between c.1929 and 1939 in Zella St Blasii-Mehlis, Thüringen, Germany – probably the gun capital of Germany at the time. Yes, that’s right, this pistol was made by the famous Anschütz family that are renowned throughout the world for their Olympic quality biathlon and target rifles. Continue reading “J.G. Anschütz Dolla MKII (c.1929 to 1939) Instagram Photos”

The British Cub (c. 1930’s to 1940’s) Photo Gallery

The British Cub pop-out air pistol was manufactured by Modern Arms Co. (Marco) and was available in two or perhaps three variants. The first variant was produced from the late 1920’s to the early 1930’s. Continue reading “The British Cub (c. 1930’s to 1940’s) Photo Gallery”

Henry Marcus Quackenbush and the Quackenbush Model 1 Air Rifle (mfd. 1876 to 1938)

In this article, I am going to talk about extension ladders, nut crackers, oh, and a whole load of airguns! We’ve encountered Quackenbush in a couple of previous articles and now it is his turn to be center stage. Continue reading “Henry Marcus Quackenbush and the Quackenbush Model 1 Air Rifle (mfd. 1876 to 1938)”

The Whittall by Frank Clarke (circa 1918) Instagram Photos

A new addition for the collection – The Whittall by Frank Clarke circa 1918. Possibly named after Whittall Street, Birmingham, England, where Frank Clarke and so many other gun manufacturers were situated. Continue reading “The Whittall by Frank Clarke (circa 1918) Instagram Photos”

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