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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 4

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 […]

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Vintage Saturday: You Sent Us What?

July 6, 2013 Ian McCollum 34

Italy sent a bunch of surplus 7.35mm Carcano carbines to Finland as military aid against the USSR – these Finns are pulling them right out of the shipping crates (note the “KAL 7/35” on the […]

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Rock Island’s Upcoming Auction

June 25, 2013 Ian McCollum 20

The auctions that Rock Island is really known for are its Premier Auctions, which happen a few times per year and have really phenomenal goodies. But in between those are smaller regional auctions, which are […]

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Myth and Reality of the Ross MkIII

June 17, 2013 Ian McCollum 41

This video took a bit longer than planned to put together, but it’s here at last… There is a long-standing urban legend about the Canadian Ross rifle, a straight-pull bolt action that was used in […]

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Czech vz54 Sniper (Video)

May 27, 2013 Ian McCollum 13

While Czechoslovakia was a part of the eastern bloc, it did a pretty thorough job of developing its own weapons rather than use standard Russian designs. For example, the vz52 pistol, vz52, 52/57, and 58 […]