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Early Mauser Semiauto Rifles

November 18, 2011 Ian McCollum 1

We’ve had a few photos of early Mauser semiauto rifles in the Vault for a while, accompanied by a very brief blurb I wrote up. Well, I got a somewhat disgusted-sounding email from a reader […]

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Beretta AR-70

November 4, 2011 Ian McCollum 2

There was a period in the 80s when a lot of new evil black rifles were being developed and manufactured around the world, and import laws changed just as they were beginning to be imported […]

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FN FNC Disassembly

October 21, 2011 Ian McCollum 2

We have another video for you today, this time on the FN FNC carbine. These were developed in the 70s and 80s, and saw some limited military and commercial success. We have a civilian US-imported […]

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Sig AMT disassembly video

October 17, 2011 Ian McCollum 5

The Sig AMT is one of the orphans of the .308 autoloader world here in the US. They were imported in small numbers many years ago, and then the supply dried up.Lots of folks have […]

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Leader Dynamics T2 MkV video

October 12, 2011 Ian McCollum 62

Today we have a video on the disassembly and operation of the Australian Leader Dynamics T2 Mk V rifle. These are fairly rare in the US, as not many were imported before production was shut […]

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MAS 49/56 manual

September 30, 2011 Ian McCollum 3

Not a huge addition for you today, but we do have two slightly different versions of the French 1974 MAS49/56 manual. The French have had a thriving experimental arms program for decades, and the MAS49 […]

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Swedish Ljungman rifle

September 12, 2011 Ian McCollum 5

Some successful weapons have taken a decade or more to get into production, and some – like the Swedish AG42 – have gone from schematic to general issue in barely a year. The Swedes started […]

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General Liu rifle assessment

August 31, 2011 Ian McCollum 3

Thanks to a friend of the site in the Far East (who would prefer to remain anonymous), we have a good English translation of the Hanyang Arsenal testing report on the General Liu rifle. There […]