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The Challenger Arms Corporation Plainsman Pistol (Pneumatic) (1949-1951)

The Challenger Arms Corporation was a subsidiary company of the National Cart Corporation.  If you have been following our articles it will come as no surprise to you that the National Cart Corporation also produced the Apache range of air pistols and air rifles. After designing the Apache air pistol Daniel Fogel, the Vice President of Design and Production at the National Cart Corporation, developed a .28 calibre air shotgun sometime mid-1948. But rather than add it to the Apache line Charles Burhans, the president of the National Cart Corporation, decided to market it via a separate company called the Challenger Arms Corporation. Continue reading “The Challenger Arms Corporation Plainsman Pistol (Pneumatic) (1949-1951)”

Apache Airguns – Part 2: The Apache Air Rifle (1947-1949) by the National Cart Corporation

Part 1 of this series about the Apache airguns discussed the National Cart Corporation and the Apache Fireball air pistol. But the air pistol was not the first airgun that the company produced. Initially, Fogel, Vice President of Design and Production, designed an air rifle which became known as the Apache. Fogel didn’t just pluck his rifle design from the air. He studied current designs by the established and successful airgun manufacturers Crosman and Benjamin. Continue reading “Apache Airguns – Part 2: The Apache Air Rifle (1947-1949) by the National Cart Corporation”

Apache Airguns – Part 1: The Apache “Fireball” Air Pistol (1947-1949) by the National Cart Corporation

The Apache “Fireball” air pistol was part of a small range of airguns produced towards the end of the 1940s by the National Cart Corporation in Pasadena, California. I’m sure you are wondering why a company with such a name would consider manufacturing airguns. I know I certainly am. Continue reading “Apache Airguns – Part 1: The Apache “Fireball” Air Pistol (1947-1949) by the National Cart Corporation”

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