jhnudes asked: Do you own any of the firearms you post?
Here’s a funny little mystery. This looks to be a Frommer Stop, which is a strange long-recoil pistol design in its own right. Quite plainly we are struck with the fact that there is no obvious trigger or trigger guard where it ought to be. As best as I could make out from poor translations of this Russian forum page:
it is likely that the trigger is that small metal place right above the usual grip safety. Firing the weapon would then be accomplished simply by tightening your grip on the pistol. Perhaps this was designed for use by people who had lost their trigger finger or for use with winter gloves?
Read more about regular Frommer pistols here: http://unblinkingeye.com/Guns/Frommer/frommer.html
Arrizabalaga JO-LO-AR, 1924. Includes cocking lever for one-handed manipulation, making it popular with horse-mounted cavalry.
See more about this pistol at http://www.forgottenweapons.com/joloar-at-the-range/
The 1895 Nagant utilizes a gas-seal system with forward sliding cylinder and matched ammunition, making suppressed fire practical, an unusual feature amongst revolvers. Besides that it’s also just a very handsome revolver.
"The Rogun has a unique action. Its bold head is fixed to the back of the receiver. When it is pumped forward (it is operated by a forward then back motion, the opposite of most conventional pump actions today) the barrel is pushed forward. While the barrel is moving forward, a feeding device is rotated and scoops up a cartridge from the magazine. When the forend is pumped back, the barrel is moved back toward the bolt head, scooping up and chambering the cartridge. Instead of moving the bolt mass around like in a conventional gun, the whole barrel had to be cammed back and forward.
The stock on the Rogun is of the British L1A1 Self-Loading Rifle. Parker Hale did in fact supply parts for the L1A1. Because it is using a synthetic L1A1-style stock, this gun probably had to be made somewhere between the late 1950s and early 1980s.”
-Quote from The Firearm Blog via Wikipedia
The M4 Alaskan Survival Derringer
Made by American Derringer, this little two shot pistol is marketed as a survival gun able to take down large game and small game simultaneously. The top barrel is chambered for the large .45-70 cartridge, while the bottom barrel is chambered for .410 shotshell/.45 long colt. The derringer is single action only but has a safety which disengages when the hammer is cocked. They cost around $600-$700 new.