Included: Catherine the Great's pistols; Hitler's gold pocket pistol. Host: Gerald McRaney. The history of the Remington Arms Company, manufacturers of firearms since , includes the role the company played in opening the American West; in European and Asian wars; and in Olympic shooting competitions. The evolution of the revolving-cylinder pistol is examined. Gerald McRaney hosts. Examined: various types of guns used by GIs in WWII, including one that could locate targets in the dark, and durable handheld guns that had been designed years before.
Tales of the Gun
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A look at Japan's error of using the same weapons against the Allies in WWII years after using them to fight their colonies. Their outdated equipment led to their defeat. Military firearms are examined, including the AK, M and the Uzi. The development of the deadly Avtomat Kalashnikova, , known as the AK, is discussed by its inventor, Mikhail Kalashnikov, who talks about working within the secretive world of the Soviet military at the height of the Cold War. A retrospective of the most significant guns of the 20th century. A look at guns from the '20s and '30s used by gangsters in America. The evolution of the rocket is traced, from its roots in China to the creation of modern heat-seeking missiles.
Tales of the Gun season 1 episode 43
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