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Semiauto Rifles

Brøndby Maskinpistol Model 1933

January 13, 2012 Ian McCollum 2

Fridtjof Brøndby was a Norwegian arms designer who created a number of self-loading rifle designs in the 1930s, including one which was submitted to the Norwegian Army for testing. He also developed a 7.62mm submachinegun, […]

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Semiauto Rifles

PTR-44: A Semiauto Sturmgewehr

January 9, 2012 Ian McCollum 16

We had the opportunity to take a look at a PTR-44 semiauto reproduction of a German Sturmgewehr today, and it’s a gorgeous rifle. There were some issues reported by early owners (including miscut chambers due, […]

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Sniper Rifles

WWI P14 Sniper photos

December 28, 2011 Ian McCollum 9

From our friend Steve Hill at Spotted Dog Firearms, we have a good set of photos of an original World War I Winchester (as a result of British trials, it was determined that Winchester made […]

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Prototype

Prototype Italian MBT 1925 Rifle

December 21, 2011 Ian McCollum 2

We found this very unusual rifle at the SAR West show this year. It’s an Italian prototype selfloading rifle, but we don’t know much more than we can infer from an inspection. Our friend MGMike […]

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Semiauto Rifles

More Mexican Mondragon rifle photos

December 16, 2011 Ian McCollum 2

This may come as a surprise to some folks, but the first semiautomatic rifle adopted for military use was the M1908 Mondragon rifle designed in Mexico by Manuel Mondragon.  He was granted a US patent […]

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Semiauto Rifles

Farquhar-Hill rifle

November 30, 2011 Ian McCollum 3

The Farquhar-Hill rifle was developed by Colonel Moubray Farquhar and gunsmith Arthur Hill in England, and initially patented in 1908. The original design was a recoil-operated system, but this proved unreliable and was replaced in […]

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Semiauto Rifles

Get your own Forgotten Weapon!

November 29, 2011 Ian McCollum 1

Looking for a way to really take your own collection to the next level? Well, here’s a way you can get into the Forgotten Weapons club and the NFA club at the same time: http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=262385694 […]