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RIA Premier Auction (Part II)

September 4, 2013 Ian McCollum 13

Continuing yesterday’s post, today I want to take a look at some of the long guns that jumped out at me while I was perusing the catalog for the RIA Premier Auction coming up in […]

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Type I Carcano (Video)

August 26, 2013 Ian McCollum 12

One of the less common Japanese rifles of the WWII era is the Type I (pronounced “Type Eye”). The Japanese Imperial Army and Navy procured small arms independently of each other, and the Army received […]

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Looking a Gift Horse in the Mouth

August 20, 2013 Ian McCollum 27

So, I was browsing through the catalog for Rock Island Auction’s upcoming Premier Auction (I’ll have more next week on the various neat things available), and found one item in particular that jumped out at […]

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Type 46 Siamese Mauser

August 12, 2013 Ian McCollum 28

Siam, now known as Thailand, was one of the few independent south Asian nations around the turn of the 20th century. Looking to modernize its military to protect against colonial imposition, is decided in 1903 […]

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Book Review: Rifles of the Snow

August 8, 2013 Ian McCollum 5

Today’s book is really more of a pamphlet than a proper book, but it still serves well given its purpose. It is Rifles of the Snow by Doug Bowser and Powers Dunaway, and it is […]