Pulp Krieg: Weapons Table
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Pistols, Revolvers, Concealable Guns

Weapon Notes

Remington M95 Double Derringer
The Model 95 double derringer was created in 1866 and produced till 1935. The barrels were just 3 inches long, making it pretty easy to conceal, but dramatically reducing accuracy.

Webley revolver
The Webley is a good revolver design, but is not particularly remarkable. Perhaps its most handy feature is its break-open design, making its reloading time faster than side-loading revolvers. (If a Prideaux   speed-loader is used, the reloading time is only 1 round). This handgun is the standard British sidearm.

Colt Police Positive
Developed during the 1930s, the Police Positive revolver is one of the most common police weapons in the world. its the standard handgun for a policeman or a plain-clothes detective.
The Detective Special is simply the snub-nosed version of the Colt Police Positive revolver.

COLT .45 M1911
Standard US Army sidearm since 1911, this popular handgun is available in two versions: the M1911, and the M1911A1, virtually identical except for the A1's grip safety, making it safer to carry. Millions of this pistol have been manufactured around the world, serving in numerous wars as well as the law enforcement and civilian sectors.

Mauser C-96
One of the most distinctive handguns ever produced, the Broomhandle Mauser first appeared in 1896 and was constantly improved as time went on.
The "Broomhandle" is so called due to its slender grip that does not house ammunition: the magazine is located forward of the trigger guard.
It was never the official sidearm of a major nation, but was used in just about every war of the 20th century. One accessory available was a combination shoulder stock/holster (increase range to 10/20/40/80).

Walther PP & PPK
Introduced in 1929, it was a double-action-first-shot auto-loading pistol, called PP (Polizei Pistolen or police pistol). In 1931, a slightly modified version was introduced under the name PPK (Polizei Pistolen Kriminal, implying that it was for plain-clothes officers).
They were also available in 380 ACP caliber, stats should be more or less identical.

Even if Savage is a company associated with rifles, this little handgun was one of the most popular handguns of its era. From 1907 to 1926 this small American semi-automatic pistol brought comfort and security to American citizens. Offered in .32 and .380 calibers, its unique no screws, no tools, design outsold Colt and its rivals until the onset of WWI. It provided to man and woman with personal protection through tumultuous times following WWI and 1920s-era gangsters. It's rugged high capacity magazine... 10 quick shots  was their motto... higher muzzle velocity and reliability to shoot faster that it's competitor placed it in hundreds of thousands of American homes.

Colt Peacemaker
In 1873, the United States Army officially adopted the Colt to replace its old caplock handguns. The Colt was a tremendously powerful gun for its time and boldly continued to be one of the most powerful handguns in the 30s.

Shotguns and Hunting Rifles

Weapon Notes

Ithaca AutoBurglar
The Autoburglar was sold as a home defense weapon in the 1920's and 1930's. The whipped-configuration weapon (so called because it was designed for people to "whip it out") was originally manufactured in 20 gauge, but a number were made in 12 gauge (this is the version in the card).
This weapon became illegal in 1934, when a specific law regulated the minimal accepted length for shotguns.

Elephant Gun
The .600 is the largest and most powerful of the English elephant cartridges. It was introduced shortly after the turn of the century, in 1903, by Jeffery. It is of original design (not based on any earlier black powder cartridge) and was used in double rifles for a number of years.
This cartridge was designed to deliver the maximum possible stopping power against elephant under the most difficult and dangerous conditions.
Even professional ivory hunters considered it overpowered for anything but emergency use. It is said that a head shot on an elephant that missed the brain would still knock him down and out for a considerable length of time. Rifles for the .600 usually weighted at least 8 Kg.
The stats provided in the main GK manual do not match my calculations, unfortunately (they give it a 100 for damage), but it also it seems that the relevant entry on page 124 has suffered some kind of mix-up (50 shots? 6 Kgs?).

Browning Auto-5
Designed in 1903 by John Browning, this rifle used part of the recoil energy from a shot to operate the reloading mechanism, giving semi-auto capabilities to the weapon. In game terms, no extra-action is required to fire the next round, exactly like pistols.
The Model 8 was developed by famed firearmís designer John Moses Browning during the dawn of the twentieth century. Browning based the design on the new (1903) but successful A-5 automatic shotgun. The rifle was to be lightweight, nimble, & semiautomatic. The rifle was available in calibers .25, .30, .32, and .35 Remington.
All rifles had a take-down action breaking at the seam between the barrel and action. This convenient feature made the rifle easily stored in a 23" case. Overall length assembled is 41". Stanadard model were reloaded using a 5 shots stripper clips
Remington Arms UMC initially began production of the rifle in 1906. Fabrique National in Belgium began production with their own rifle the 1900 Browning in 1910.
For law enforcement facing an increasingly well armed villain, the Model 8 was perfect. Texas Rangers, long noted for their expertise in firearms, began to carry the rifle in the late teens and early twenties, and many lawmen began to carry the nimble autoloader, some modifying theirs to accept a high capacity detachable magazine.

Odd weapons

Weapon Notes

Buntline revolver
The actual existence of this weapon is somehow controversial. Some historians actually believe that Wyatt Earp routinely used one of those: a modified Colt Peacemaker with an extended barrel. Others believe that the accuracy (and, to a lesser degree, stopping power) granted by the extra barrel length would be significantly outweighted by the slow extraction and cumbersome handling of this weapon.
The weapon shown in the picture is a replica, and the folding/removable metal stock is a modern day innovation. Considering that creating such a weapon would be feasible in the 30's, and could be considered an original signature weapons, I have decided to include it here. The main appeal, for characters who have some specialization in handling rifles, is that they could apply to firing this one when the stock is in place.

Rifles, SMG

Weapon Notes

Winchester M1873
Perhaps the most famous rifle designed by the Winchester Repeating Arms Company, The M1873 is a medium caliber, lever-action rifle in 44-40 caliber. The ideal gun for the cowboy with only to buy one type of ammunition for his handgun and rifle. When the lay person thinks of the a Winchester rifle or carbine, it is very likely an image of the M1873 that will come to mind.

Winchester 94
The model 1894 was Winchester's first smokeless-powder rifle, and the first smokeless-powder rifle commonly available in America. It was adopted by many police departments, especially in the South and Southwest of the US, was the standard rifle of most prison systems and was the gun most likely to be found in closets or pickups all over North America. In most small-town grocery or hardware stores in the US had a few boxes of .30-30 ammunitions in stock.

Springfield M1903
Essentially just a variant of the Mauser, but with exceptionally well-fitted parts, excellent sights and a highly-developed cartridge. This rifle was spread around the world both as a military weapon and as a sporting rifle.

Adopted by the British in the 1888, this was one of the fastest manual action rifles to operate. Skilled shooters could get off 40 rounds in a minute, even allowing for a reloading time. The magazine was removable, but normally reloading was with five-shot, Mauser-type stripper clips. The first 10-shots magazines were adopted in 1892.

Thompson 1928 M1
Perhaps the most famous individual submachinegun ever produced, the design process for the Thompson began at the end of WWI. The Thompson was meant for military and law enforcement use, but it was only the latter application that gained favor during the inter-war period. The civilian version had a second pistol grip mounted forward (this image is for the military version). This submachine gun use a 50 or 100 drum magazine and a 20 or 30 box magazine. The card is for the 50 shots version.

Mauser M32
It was the fully automatic version of the Mauser Broomhandle. The Mauser M32 has a 20 rounds detachable magazine box down well below the line of the trigger guard; this pistol won't fit in standard holster. It was the shortest machinegun of the era.

Bergmann MP18
This early submachine gun saw service on the western front during the last months of the first world war and proved to be simple and effective design. Tens of thousand were manufactured and the weapon uses the powerful, and common, 9mm parabellum round in a 32 round magazine box. The mp18 found its way into police service as other designs supplanted it in the military sector.

BAR M1918A1
The BAR was originally designed to fill the role of automatic rifle. The theory of the automatic rifle was that a line of men advancing while firing bursts would be able to keep enemy down. The BAR was good enough to serve as a light machine gun and the US used it with satisfaction. Before 1934, there was no law forbidding the sale of automatic weapon in the US, the Bar were manufactured for civilian sale as the Colt Monitor. The card describes the civilian version (1918A1): this design allowed users to switch between semi-automatic and burst operation. Later military models could only fire in burst mode.