Live stream preview

Watch this video and more on History of Weapons & War

Watch this video and more on History of Weapons & War

Start your free trial

Already subscribed? Sign in

How did this pistol stump Jonathan Ferguson? The Arcus-Ranger Browning Hi-Power

Britain • 10m

Up Next in Britain

  • Why the British army strapped a rattl...

    The early 20s saw a dramatic reduction in spending from from the European powers who believed the Treaty of Versailles had put pay to any future conflict on the scale of the First World War. This slashing of military expenditure explains this weeks hand-cranked rattle attachment for the British L...

  • Why make a revolver so smol? The tiny...

    This week Jonathan's joined by the dinky little brother of the Webley Mark IV family, the 'pocket model. Designed for ease of concealment and personal defence, this compact design is seeing a new lease of life as the Webley brand is reborn in the 21st century.

  • The mystery Martini-action shotgun

    While at first appearing as a standard Greener Shotgun, this weapon features some major differences. It features an SMLE-style bayonet lug, and is chambered in the much smaller .476 calibre. Jonathan suspects it could be a nerfed version for Indian Police, highlighting the distrust between the Br...