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M/46

The M/46 is the Browning High Power Pistol manufactured in Denmark.
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M1911A1

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The M1911A1 was an Ithaca Gun Company manufactured Colt M1911-A1 pistol.
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M1935A

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The M1935A was the standard pistol of the French army during the Second World War. It was a 7.65 mm calibre semi-automatic pistol with a recoil-operation. It took an 8-round magazine.
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M52

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The M52 was a Czechoslovakian self-loading, recoil operated, single-action pistol first produced in the late 1940's. The M52 was chambered for the 7.62 mm Bottleneck M48 cartridge and could also take the 7.63 mm Mauser and Soviet 7.62 mm Type 'P' round, from an 8-round box magazine. The M52 had a blade foresight and dovetailed square notch rearsight, zeroing being achieved by changing the foresight blade. The M52 had an effective range of 63 metres, a muzzle velocity of 492 metres per second and a rate of fire of 32 rounds per minute. The M52 saw service with the Czechoslovakian Army and later with the Czechoslovakian Army Reserve.
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M9

The M9 is the American army designation of the Beretta Model 92 pistol, adopted by the American military in place of the M1911.
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MAB F1

The MAB 9mm Automatic Precision Pistol Model F1 is a French semi-automatic pistol in service with the French armed forces and police, but designed for competition shooting. The MAB F1 fires a 9 mm Parabellum round from a 15-round box magazine, has a 150 mm long barrel and is fitted with a blade foresight and an adjustable micrometer notch rearsight. The MAB F1 has an effective range of 50 metres, and was the weapon used to win the Leclerc Cup in 1967 and the Berlin Inter-Armies Challenge in 1968.
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MAB MODEL D

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The MAB Model D was a French self-loading, hammerless, semi-automatic pistol produced from 1933 until 1988. The MAB Model D was produced in 7.65 mm calibre and 9 mm Short calibre (selectable by changing the barrel), took a 9-round box magazine and had a 81 mm long barrel. The MAB Model D had a blade foresight and notch rearsight, and was accurate to 25 metres.
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MAB PA-15

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The MAB PA-15 was a French delayed blowback, semi-automatic military pistol produced from the 1960's to 1990 and in use with the French army. The MAB PA-15 was chambered for the 9 mm Parabellum cartridge which it took from a 15-round magazine and had a 114 mm barrel. The MAB PA-15 had a blade foresight and notch rearsight and an effective range of 50 metres with a muzzle velocity of 350 metres per second and a rate of fire of 40 rounds per minute.
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MAKAROV PM

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The Makarov PM is a Soviet 9 mm blowback operated double-action semi-automatic pistol developed during the 1950's and the standard handgun of the Soviet armed forces. The Makarov PM will only fire the 9 mm x 18 Makarov cartridge and takes an 8-round box magazine. The Makarov PM had a blade foresight, notch rearsight in a dovetail and an effective range of 50 metres with a muzzle velocity of 315 metres per second and a rate of fire of 35 rounds per minute.
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MANNLICHER M1900

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The Mannlicher M1900 was an Austrian semi-automatic pistol produced from 1901 to 1915. The Mannlicher M1900 was chambered for the 7.63 x 21 mm Mannlicher cartridge which it took from an 8-round magazine and had a 160 mm barrel.
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MANNLICHER M1901

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The Mannlicher M1901 was an Austrian semi-automatic pistol. The Mannlicher M1901 was chambered for the 7.63 x 21 mm Mannlicher cartridge which it took from an 8-round magazine and had a 165 mm barrel.
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MANNLICHER M1903

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The Mannlicher M1903 was an Austrian semi-automatic pistol. The Mannlicher M1903 was chambered for the 7.63 x 21 mm Mannlicher cartridge which it took from a 6-round magazine and had a 114 mm barrel.
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MANURHIN MR32

The Manurhin MR32 is a French single-action only (SAO) target-shooting revolver developed from the Manurhin MR73 service revolver. The Manurhin MR32 is chambered for the .32 Smith and Wesson long cartridge, has a 6-chamber cylinder, a 6-inch barrel and an adjustable micrometer rear sight.
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MANURHIN MR73

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The Manurhin MR73 is a French compact double-action police and sporting revolver chambered for the .38 Special, 9 mm Parabellum and .357 Magnum cartridge, developed during the early 1970s. The Manurhin MR73 is fitted with a 6-shot cylinder and is available in various barrel lengths: 2.5-inch, 3-inch, 4-inch, 5.25-inch, 6-inch and 8-inch. The Manurhin MR73 is produced in a fixed sights, police version with a blade foresight and notch rearsight and a sporting version (Manurhin MR32) with an adjustable micrometer rearsight and a blade foresight.
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MANURHIN MR88

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The Manurhin MR88 is a French double-action police and sporting revolver. The
Manurhin MR88 is chambered for the .357 Magnum cartridge and has a 6-chamber cylinder and is produced in a choice of finishes and barrel lengths of 3 inches, 4 inches and 5.25 inches. The police models have fixed sights, the sporting model (MR88 SX) has an adjustable micrometer rear sight.
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MARGOLIN MTS

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The Margolin MTs is a Russian semi-automatic target-shooting pistol designed by Mikhail Margolin, a blind man. The Margolin MTs is produced in .22 calibre, has a 6-round magazine, a 7.5 inch barrel and adjustable sights.
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MAS MLE 1935

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The MAS Mle 1935 was a French semi-automatic pistol produced from 1935 to 1950. The MAS Mle 1935 was chambered for the 7.65 mm Longue cartridge which it took from an 8-round magazine, and had a 105 mm barrel.
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MAS MLE 1950

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The MAS Mle 1950 was a French recoil, self-loading, single-action, semi-automatic service pistol derived from the MAS Mle 1935 at the French Arsenal at St Etienne but modified to take the 9 mm Parabellum cartridge. The MAS Mle 1950 took a 9-round box magazine and had a 112 mm barrel and was in service from 1950 to 1988. The MAS Mle 1950 had a changeable blade foresight, sliding dovetail notch rearsight and an effective range of 50 metres with a muzzle velocity of 354 metres per second.
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MAUSER 80SA

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The Mauser 80SA is a German copy of the Browning High Power semi-automatic pistol produced in the early 1990's. It is a single-action pistol chambered for the 9 mm Parabellum cartridge which it takes from a 14-round magazine.
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MAUSER 90DA

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The Mauser 90DA is a German copy of the Browning High Power semi-automatic pistol produced in the early 1990's. It is a double-action pistol chambered for the 9 mm Parabellum cartridge which it takes from a 14-round magazine. The 90DA is almost identical to the Mauser 90SA except for the double-action, larger trigger guard and a safety/de-cocking lever. A compact model is also produced with a shorter 100 mm barrel.
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MAUSER HSC

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The Mauser HSc is a German double-action, blowback semi-automatic pistol designed for the civilian market, but adopted by the military and produced from 1940 to 1945 and again from 1964 to 1985. The Mauser HSc is chambered for the 7.65 mm .32 ACP cartridge or 9 mm Short .380 Auto (9 mm Short) cartridge which it takes from an 8-round box magazine. The Mauser HSc had a 86 mm barrel and fixed sights, comprising a blade foresight and notch rearsight. It has an effective range of 40 metres and a muzzle velocity of 290 metres per second.
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MAUSER M1910

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The Mauser M1910 was a German semi-automatic military pistol that saw service during the Great War as an officer's pistol and again in the Second World War, being in service from 1914 to 1934 and again from 1939 to 1945 in a slightly modified form as the Mauser M1934. The Mauser M1910 was originally produced in 6.35 mm calibre and also 7.65 mm Browning, took an 8-round box magazine and had a 87 mm barrel.
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MAUSER M1912

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The Mauser M1912 (originally the Mauser M1896, also known as the 'broom handle') was a German shirt recoil, semi-automatic military pistol that saw service during the Great War. The Mauser M1912 was produced in 7.65 mm calibre and also modified for 9 mm Parabellum, took an 8-round or 10-round box magazine, was produced with 140 mm barrel and with an 86 mm barrel and could be fitted with a shoulder stock to operate like a carbine. The Mauser M1912 had a muzzle velocity of 433 metres per second, and operated as a pistol had an effective range of 50 metres. Operators of the Mauser M1912 report it was a comfortable weapon to fire, and was more robust than its rival the Luger.
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MAUSER M1914

The Mauser M1914 was the Mauser M1910 pistol, but sold to the commercial market, rather than for military service.
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MAUSER M1934

The Mauser M1934 was a slightly modified version of the Mauser M1910 first sold in 1934 and then adopted by the German Army in 1939.
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MIROKU SPECIAL POLICE

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The Miroku .38 Special Police was a Japanese revolver produced from 1967 to 1984 for the Japanese police market, but die to a lack of domestic interest they were mainly exported to the USA under the names 'Liberty Chief' and 'EIG'. The revolver is chambered for the .38 Special cartridge and has a five chamber cylinder and a 2.5 inch barrel.
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MITCHELL ALPHA

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The Mitchell Alpha is an American service pistol based on the Colt M1911-A1 produced in single-action only (SAO) and double-action only (DAO) models, both chambered for the .45 ACP cartridge which is taken from a 10-round magazine.
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MITCHELL GOLD

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The Mitchell Gold is an American single-action sporting pistol. The
Mitchell Gold is chambered for the .45 ACP cartridge which it takes from a 10-round magazine. The Mitchell Gold has a 130 mm barrel and a micrometer rear sight.
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MITCHELL GUARDIAN II

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The Mitchell Guardian II is an American double-action service and sporting revolver. The Mitchell Guardian II is chambered for the .38 Special cartridge and has a 6-chamber cylinder. A 4 inch barrel model with fixed sights is produced and a 6 inch barrel model with adjustable sights for the sporting market is also produced.
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MITCHELL HIGH STANDARD CITATION II

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The Mitchell High Standard Citation II is an American single-action target-shooting pistol. The Mitchell High Standard Citation II is chambered for the .22 Long Rifle cartridge which it takes from a 10-round magazine. The Mitchell High Standard Citation II has a 184 mm barrel and an adjustable rear sight.
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MITCHELL HIGH STANDARD OLYMPIC I.S.U. II

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The Mitchell High Standard Olympic I.S.U. II is an American single-action target-shooting pistol. The Mitchell High Standard Olympic I.S.U. II is produced in .22 Long Rifle and .22 short calibres and takes a 10-round magazine. The Mitchell High Standard Olympic I.S.U. II has a 172 mm long barrel with an integrated compensator and adjustable sights.
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MITCHELL HIGH STANDARD SHARPSHOOTER II

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The Mitchell High Standard Sharpshooter II is an American single-action target-shooting pistol. The Mitchell High Standard Sharpshooter II is chambered for the .22 Long Rifle cartridge which it takes from a 10-round magazine. The Mitchell High Standard Sharpshooter II has a 140 mm barrel and adjustable sights.
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MITCHELL HIGH STANDARD SPORT KING II

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The Mitchell High Standard Sport King II is an American single-action target-shooting pistol. The Mitchell High Standard Sport King II is chambered for the .22 Long Rifle cartridge which it takes from a 10-round magazine. The Mitchell High Standard Sport King II has a 172 mm barrel and fixed sights.
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MITCHELL HIGH STANDARD VICTOR II

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The Mitchell High Standard Victor II is an American single-action target-shooting pistol. The Mitchell High Standard Victor II is chambered for the .22 Long Rifle cartridge which it takes from a 10-round magazine. The Mitchell High Standard Victor II has a 115 mm barrel and adjustable sights.
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MITCHELL TITAN MK II

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The Mitchell Titan Mk II is an American double-action service and sporting revolver. The Mitchell Titan Mk II is chambered for the .357 Magnum cartridge and has a 6-chamber cylinder and is produced in a 4-inch service model with fixed sights and a 6-inch barrel sporting model. With adjustable sights.
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MK512

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The Ruger MK512 is an American single-action semi-automatic target-shooting pistol. The Ruger MK512 is chambered for the .22 Long Rifle cartridge which it takes from a 10-round magazine. The Ruger MK512 has a 140 mm barrel and adjustable sights.
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MKE

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The MKE are Turkish blowback operated pistols based on the German Walther PP pistol and produced in two models, 9 mm Short calibre and 7.65 mm calibre. The MKE take a 7-round box magazine, have a blade foresight and a notch rearsight and an effective range of 30 metres. They have a muzzle velocity of between 260 and 280 metres per second and a rate of fire of 35 rounds per minute.
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MLE 1892

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The Mle 1892 was a French service police revolver produced from 1892 to 1950. It was chambered for the 8 mm French Ordnance cartridge, had a six chamber cylinder and a 4.25 inch barrel.
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MONTGOMERY WARD DEFENDER

The Montgomery Ward Defender was an American low-cost revolver marketed around 1895. The Montgomery Ward Defender was chambered for the .22 calibre rim fire long or short cartridge, and took seven rounds. It had wooden stocks and was nickel plated throughout. The Montgomery Ward Defender had a 2.5 inch long barrel.
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MOUNTAIN EAGLE

The IMI Mountain Eagle is an Israeli single-action target and silhouette-shooting pistol. The Mountain Eagle is chambered for the .22 Long Rifle cartridge which it takes from a 15-round magazine, has a 6-inch barrel and adjustable sights.
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