A very effective anti-tank gun in the early years of WWII (1939-1943), but later became obsolete near the end of the war due to better armor on tanks (1943-1945), and many other nations used them as sniper rifles.
It's weird when I see old guns like this in museums or actually get the hold them, I kind of freak out that I'm seeing or holding something of historical important.
Antiques guns > Modern guns, hands down! :)
Dirty Harry came out in the early 70's, way before .500 mag or .454 casull were developed. The .44 magnum was the powerful handgun in the world at that time.
6 ups, 6y,
The .454 Casull cartridge was in existence long before Dirty Harry. The thing was that there was no gun yet to fire the round from! The Freedom Arms 5-shot revolver for the .454 wasn't introduced until 1972.