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Book review

Book Review: The M1 Garand Rifle

January 2, 2014 Ian McCollum 4

I have been procrastinating the addition of a good book on the M1 Garand rifle into my own library, reading the various published material off of friends’ shelves. Now I’m glad that I have put […]

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Bolt Action Rifles

Miscellanea

January 1, 2014 Ian McCollum 15

A few things… First, I received the first 100 rounds of 7.65mm Mannlicher ammo yesterday – Argentine surplus. It looks really good, and I’m really looking forward to trying it out at the range in […]

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Lever Action Rifles

Russian Winchester 1895 (Video)

December 30, 2013 Ian McCollum 27

By the 1890s, Winchester had established an extremely successful business in lever-action rifles. John Browning’s designs for the 1886, 1892, and 1894 models had proven very popular, and so Winchester (seeing the potential of the […]

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Bolt Action Rifles

Fake Nazi Marked Steyr M95

December 24, 2013 Ian McCollum 23

What is the fastest way to add a couple hundred bucks to the price of a WWII-era firearm? Add a Waffenamt to it, of course! German markings on a gun always drive up interest and […]

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Bolt Action Rifles

Remington-Keene Repeater

December 23, 2013 Ian McCollum 37

The Remington-Keene reifle was the brainchild of one James Keene of Newark, NJ, who began patenting its features in 1874. The gun would eventually go into production with the Remington company in 1877 and remain […]

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Vintage Saturday: Strange Bedfellows

December 21, 2013 Ian McCollum 22

Soviet troops with M38 Mosin carbines and Breda Model 37 heavy machine guns (presumably captured from the ill-fated Italian ARMIR expedition in 1942/43). Thanks to Leszek for finding the photo at Waralbum.ru!

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Lever Action Rifles

Ball Repeating Carbine (Video)

December 16, 2013 Ian McCollum 9

The Ball Repeating Carbine was one of the last Civil War arms manufactured, as an initial order of 1,002 units was ordered in 1864 but not delivered until shortly after the cessation of hostilities in […]