Pistols that Competed for the 1907 Military Pistol Trials

Colt .45 1907 TrialsArmy Photo
In 1906 the U.S. Army sent out notice that it would be conducting tests to find the next service pistol. A number of arms manufacturers responded by submitting their pistols for consideration. The automatic pistols tested included the .45-caliber Luger, Colt, Savage, Bergmann, Knoble, and Merill-White. I found pictures of all the automatics except the Knoble which was reportedly rejected before testing even began.
White Merrill 1907 Semi Auto
White-Merrill1907 Automatic Pistol/ Deemed Unreliable in Testing
Luger .45 USA Government Model

Luger 1907 Army Trials 45
Luger .45 1907 / Judgement was the Luger in .45 was too finicky about ammo.

Savage 45 Auto ACP pistol
Savage Model 1907 .45 was a close runner up to the Colt

Bergman 1907 Army Trials
Bergman Mars 1903 / 1908 Suffered FTF's From a light Hammer strike
First Colt 1911 Army
Colt 1907 (1911), The Winner of Course

Sectional Diagram of the Model 1918 BAR Browning Automatic Rifle

Parts Diagram of the Model 1918 BAR Browning Automatic Rifle
Sectional Diagram of the Model 1918 BAR Browning Automatic Rifle
Handbook Model 1918 BAR Browning Automatic RifleModel 1918 BAR Browning Automatic Rifle 
I recently ran across this old Ordinance Department Army Field Manual for the Model 1918 BAR Browning Automatic Rifle (air cooled). Thought it might be helpful to someone so I scanned the diagram click for a larger image. For a full text version click here.


The Browning automatic rifle, caliber .30, M1918A2, with bipod, is an air-cooled, gas- operated, magazine-fed shoulder weapon, (See flg. 1.) It weighs approximately 21 pounds without sling. The am- munition is loaded in magazines of 20 rounds. The weight of the magazine when empty is 7 ounces; when filled, 1 pound 7 ounces. Fire Power. — The Browning automatic rifle, caliber .30, M1918A2, is not capable of semiautomatic fire. There are two cyclic rates of full automatic fire, normal and slow, which may be selected by the flrer. The normal cyclic rate is approximately 550 rounds per minute; the slow cyclic rate is approximately 350 rounds per minute. The effective rate of fire for this weapon is from 120 to 150 rounds per minute,

New Project Gun Antique German Revolver

I've got a lot of work ahead of me on this one!

First I have to do some research, what I've found so far.....
Markings on top of frame above cylinder
Serial number 13
six shot revolver with side loading gate
approx .380 caliber center-fire 8.5mm??
double action
external safety
manufactured approx 1910
nickel plated frame
Black hard rubber grip panels with relief decoration and cherub

August Stukenbrok Einbeck was a German mail order company similar to our own Sears and Roebuck and was founded in 1888 in Einbeck,Germany and existed until 1932.
One I found at an online auction in more original condition.