I once read and am trying to find a short story of a man from ~1970 who is transported back to ancient Scandinavia. Here he integrates with a band of Norse hunters who then get in a fight with foes. His use of a .45 Auto and subsequent disappearance creates the legend of Thor and his hammer.

Can anyone help me with the author, title and where to find it?


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"Frost and Thunder" by Randall Garrett in the anthology Time Wars as per Help Identify Viking Time Travel Short Story.

My weapon has a name now, as Sten suggested. I looked up a man who knows Norse runes, and I had another man engrave those runes on my pistol, on the right, just above the trigger.

The engraving says: Mjolnir.


The original.


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