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Aircraft MGs

Richard Wray Machine Gun Auction Followup

April 30, 2013 Ian McCollum 23

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 […]

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General Purpose MGs

Pulemet Kalashnikova

December 14, 2012 Ian McCollum 22

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 […]

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General Purpose MGs

Madsen-Saetter manual

February 28, 2011 Ian McCollum 3

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 […]