So, the auction of the late Richard Wray’s machine gun collection (see previous post) was yesterday, with the non-NFA guns being auctioned today. The final prices are interesting to look at, with some wallet-wrenchingly high and some great deals – at least for folks who are into the unusual.
Basically, the key was to be [...]
Shortly after the stamped-receiver AKM rifles went into mass production, Mikhail Kalashnikov and his bureau of technicians and engineers produced what is arguably best general-purpose machine gun in use today. It was adopted into service in 1961 after a surprising upset of a GPMG design by Nikitin. Mechanically, the PK is basically an AK action [...]
Don’t forget, there are still several days to enter our DVD giveaway – we’re giving away two copies of our recent Machine Gun Manuals DVD (worth forty bucks each!) – and you can get one!. To have your chance at winning, just post a mention of the giveaway and a link to the DVD page [...]
We met up with Greg – who runs Allegheny Arsenal – at a gun show a couple weeks ago, and this is the first of a couple interviews we did with him on the MG34 and its mount. I realize the audio is bad – I apologize, and I promise we’re getting some better [...]
Unfortunately, the Danish firm Madsen had a hard time getting many of its firearms to be widely accepted. The most successful was the early LMG, and also the M50 submachine gun. But many Madsen designs were just too late to catch the market. The Madsen-Saetter GMPG is one such design. It was a quite functional [...]