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Conversion

Pathan “44-Bore” AK in 8×33 Kurz

November 1, 2013 Ian McCollum 40

Today’s rifle is an curious example of forgotten weapons going full-circle and being reinvented. What we’re looking at is the “44 Bore”, a colloquial name given to AK-pattern rifles rechambered for the German 7.92×33 Kurz […]

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Manuals

Swiss ZfK-55: Manuals and More

October 30, 2013 Ian McCollum 15

Thanks to several readers, I have some more material on the Swiss ZfK-55 sniper rifle today. To start off, Beryl sent this vintage photo of a group of Swiss troops with a ZfK-55 (and a […]

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Bolt Action Rifles

Swiss ZfK-55 Sniper (Video)

October 28, 2013 Ian McCollum 22

At the Rock Island Auction last month, there were several Swiss ZfK-55 sniper rifles up for sale. The rifle is basically a K31 action, with a bunch of modifications to convert it into a very […]

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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

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 27

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 […]