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Bolt Action Rifles


January 1, 2014 Ian McCollum 15

A few things… First, I received the first 100 rounds of 7.65mm Mannlicher ammo yesterday – Argentine surplus. It looks really good, and I’m really looking forward to trying it out at the range in […]

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Mannlicher M1900 Pistol: Extra-Fancy

December 31, 2013 Ian McCollum 19

The M1900 is a pretty rare variant of one of Mannicher’s automatic pistols – the 1905 version was sold in relatively large numbers to the Argentine government, and those guns are far more common today […]

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The Most Elegant Pistol Ever

December 10, 2013 Ian McCollum 58

Most of the time, guns intended to be fancy and particularly fancy leave me rather cold. I can recognize the mind-blowing skill that goes into really high-end hand engraving, but engraved guns just aren’t really […]

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.577 caliber Tranter Revolver

December 4, 2013 Ian McCollum 39

William Tranter was a British gunmaker of some repute, although generally not remembered today. He was apprenticed to a gunsmith in 1830, at the age of 14, and by 1839 had left and opened his […]

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Bergmann 1897 Carbine

November 28, 2013 Ian McCollum 13

Several of the popular pistols of the very early 1900s were offered by factories in carbine configurations, with 10-14 inch barrels and permanent shoulder stocks (not to be confused with the detachable stock/holsters also made […]

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Bergmann M1910 and 1910/21 Pistol

November 27, 2013 Ian McCollum 22

We come now to the final chapter in the Bergmann pistol saga – the Danish M1910 and 1910/21 pistols. When Pieper (AEP) in Belgium contracted to build the 1908 Bergmanns for Spain, they also got […]