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Swedish FM59 Ljungman

July 10, 2013 Ian McCollum 18

In the midst of World War II, the Swedish government adopted the AG-42 Ljungman self-loading rifle, which was chambered for their standard 6.5x55mm cartridge. It was issued to supplement squad firepower, and proved to be […]

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Semiauto Rifles

Holloway HAC-7 Video

July 8, 2013 Ian McCollum 51

The HAC-7 was a rifle designed in the 1980s, and only available for a short time before the Holloway Arms Company went out of business. It was designed as a military-style weapon, although what military […]

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Bolt Action Rifles

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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Caseless Ammunition Overview

July 5, 2013 Ian McCollum 47

Caseless ammunition has always been an interesting topic on the fringes of arms design – people keep trying it out, but none of the systems seems to really get a solid foothold in a civilian […]

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Bolt Action Rifles

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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Single Shot Rifles

Fosbery’s Breechloading Rifle

June 21, 2013 Ian McCollum 14

Col George Vincent Fosbery, V.C., was a definite devotee of small arms design as well as being a bona fide war hero – a combination that isn’t as common as one might expect. He is […]