Tula-Tokarev Obraztsa 1933 The Soviet TT-33 pistol is another descendent of the Model 1911. During the 1920′s Russian officials sought a semi-automatic pistol to replace the aging M1895 Nagant revolvers. Experience with the Mauser C96 had created a great respect for its 7.63x25mm cartridge but the gun itself was somewhat cumbersome and inefficient. A slightly hotter loaded 7.62x25mm cartridge was selected as the new standard handgun and submachinegun round for the USSR.
A rapier, manufactured in the mid-19th century by the technology of the old masters as a gift to one high-ranking person. Such exceptionally flexible rapiers were made in Toledo in the beginning of 17th century. They were sold in gun shops and coiled in a circle to show its flexible properties. Not quite a jewel, but beautiful