Bolt Action Rifles

Ishapore SMLE MkI** India Pattern (Video)

February 6, 2017 Ian McCollum 7

While many people are familiar with the Ishapore 2A1 rifles chambered in 7.62mm NATO (largely thanks to their importation and sale in the US in large numbers), production of Indian Enfield rifles actually dates back […]

Bolt Action Rifles

Peruvian Mausers: 1891 and 1909 (Video)

February 3, 2017 Ian McCollum 4

Peru’s first standardized repeating rifle was the Model 1891 Mauser, as purchased in 1901 through Argentina. About 30,000 of these rifles were obtained when Argentina was unable to pay for them – although this may […]

Bolt Action Rifles

American Mosin Nagant Rifles (Video)

January 30, 2017 Ian McCollum 10

Everyone is aware of the Mosin Nagant rifle, but not everyone realizes that about 2 million of them were actually manufactured in the United States. Russia had been producing M91 Mosin Nagant rifles in their […]

Bolt Action Rifles

Lee-Speed Military Model (Video)

January 27, 2017 Ian McCollum 7

In 1892, just a few years after the British military adopted the Lee-Metford rifle, the BSA and LSA factories began offering several configurations on the civilian/commercial market. They would produce them all the way into […]