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Bolt Action Rifles

New Addition to the Collection

August 21, 2012 Ian McCollum 14

One of the great things about collecting old guns is that there is such a huge variety out there – there’s always something new around the corner that you didn’t know about before. Scores of […]

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Select-fire Rifles

Syrian Sturmgewehr Cache

August 11, 2012 Ian McCollum 23

Allah ackbar indeed! Why can’t I ever find a storeroom full of Sturmgewehrs? If anyone reading this has contacts in Syria,you might consider recommending that they try to exchange them on some international market for […]

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Select-fire Rifles

Fallschirmjagergewehr FG-42 Video

August 6, 2012 Ian McCollum 22

The German FG-42 paratroop rifle was a very impressive design, managing to meet a very strict set of performance criteria. The first production model in particular was exceptionally light and compact, while still offering semi […]

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Select-fire Rifles

TRW Low Maintenance Rifle

July 18, 2012 Ian McCollum 28

As everyone is away, the M16 suffered from maintenance and reliability problems early in its deployment to Vietnam. While working to resolve these issues, the US government wanted to find a replacement weapon that would […]

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Select-fire Rifles

EM2 Video

July 16, 2012 Ian McCollum 24

I offer our Facebook fans the choice of which video they would like to see today, and the result was overwhelmingly the British EM2 rifle. These were made in both .280/30 and 7.62 NATO calibers, […]

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Semiauto Rifles

Mauser Gewehr 41(M) Manual

July 4, 2012 Ian McCollum 5

Last week, we posted a video on the Gewehr 41(W), which was the first really mass produced German self-loading combat rifle. Well, when the Heereswaffenamt (German ordnance department) requested designs for what would become the […]

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Semiauto Rifles

StG45 at an IPSC 3-Gun Match (Video)

July 1, 2012 Ian McCollum 23

The Sturmgewehr 45 (aka Gerat 06H) was the first functional roller-delayed blowback rifle developed, and it was slated to replace the StG44 as Germany’s primary combat rifle when WWII ended. We have a reproduction of […]

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Semiauto Rifles

Gewehr 41 (Walther) Video

June 27, 2012 Ian McCollum 16

The German military establishment during WWII has a reputation for innovation and excellence, which is pretty well deserved. But even they produced some real goose eggs, and the Gewehr 41 is one of them. That […]