Bolt Action Rifles

Uruguay’s Forgotten Mauser: the Dovitiis

December 6, 2016 Ian McCollum 8

Uruguay’s Model 1871/94 Mauser conversions – known usually as either Daudetau or Dovitiis Mausers – are a really interesting story of arms history. It begins with Antonio Dovitiis, and Italian tailor and merchant of military […]

Bolt Action Rifles

Turner Semiauto SMLE Conversion (Video)

November 12, 2016 Ian McCollum 32

Russell Turner was a Pennsylvania gunsmith and inventor who developed this semiautomatic conversion of an SMLE bolt action rifle circa 1940. It was intended for trial and potential sale to the Canadian military, as it […]

Conversion

Vektor H5 Pump Action Galil

November 3, 2016 Ian McCollum 19

This Vektor H5 is one of a handful or semiauto rifles converted to pump action for sale in countries where self-loading rifles are or were restricted (another example is the PAR-3 Romanian pump action AKs […]

Accessories

Remington Model 81 Special Police

September 30, 2016 Ian McCollum 14

The Remington Model 8 was one of the first successful self-loading rifles introduced to the commercial market, and it was designed by none other than John Browning. It was an expensive rifle, but popular for […]