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Semiauto Rifles

Gewehr 43 (Video)

October 14, 2013 Ian McCollum 54

German ordnance began looking for a military selfloading rifle to augment the K98k as early as the 1930s, although the pressures of war initially made that development a second priority. By 1941, though, two competing […]

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Biography: Arthur W. Savage

October 11, 2013 Ian McCollum 28

The Savage Arms Company is known today for its bolt-action rifles (which offer a particularly good value for the money; I am very fond of my own Model 10), but the company got its start […]

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Lever Action Rifles

Evans Repeating Rifle (Video)

October 7, 2013 Ian McCollum 22

I had the opportunity to stop by the display day at the Rock Island Auction House prior to their recent Premier Auction, and had the chance to get my hands on a bunch of very […]

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Bolt Action Rifles

Israeli 7.62mm Conversion

October 1, 2013 Ian McCollum 25

I was looking at a particularly nice FN Israeli Mauser the other day; one of their rifles converted to 7.62mm NATO: I was admiring the condition (much better than the one of these I have […]

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Bolt Action Rifles

Vintage Saturday: Three or Five?

September 28, 2013 Ian McCollum 25

Members of the French resistance in Paris, August 1944. Interesting to see that the shooter has an M-16 Berthier with a 5-round magazines, but the window sill has a pile of three-round clips. Also interesting […]

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Bolt Action Rifles

Book Review: The Early Arisakas

September 26, 2013 Ian McCollum 9

Are you interested in Japanese weapons and militaria? There is a group you should be aware of – Banzai. Formed in 1982, Banzai has been publishing a newsletter full of Japanese-weaponry-related articles for more than […]

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garand development

M1 Garand Clip Development

September 18, 2013 Ian McCollum 19

The design for the M1 Garand underwent a whole slew of changes large and small before finally reaching the form ultimately adopted by the US military. Well, the clips that it fed from were no […]

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T25 Rifle Report

September 13, 2013 Ian McCollum 19

I recently got my grubby hands on a big pile of gun-related documentation (thanks, Mike!), and one of the items that jumped out at me while looking through it was a 1949 report on the […]