Schwarzlose machine gun in the Schutz & Larsen factory, 1941
Gunsmithing

Vintage Saturday: Machine Tools

January 14, 2017 Ian McCollum 14

Schwarzlose machine gun in the Danish Schutz & Larsen factory, 1941. Known for sporting rifles, S&L also subcontracted for Bergmann making submachine gun and light machine gun parts. This photo suggests that they repaired other […]

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 […]

Gunsmithing

Great Article on the Dror LMG

October 11, 2016 Ian McCollum 10

Terry Edwards has graciously offered to let me repost the excellent article he wrote for Small Arms Defense Journal. It’s a two part PDF, and I have posted both parts below. If you are interested […]

Gunsmithing

Pusan Jin Iron Works 1911

October 2, 2016 Ian McCollum 23

Note: I mistakenly referred to North Korea in the video, when this was actually made in South Korea. Sorry! During (and probably for a short time after) the Korean War, a Korean facility called the […]