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A Tantalean Ordeal

March 29, 2013 Ian McCollum 28

or How the Poles Got to Have their Small-Caliber Kalashnikov Made “My Way” We don’t often talk about modern weapons here, but the Polish wz.88 “Tantal” is moving quickly towards obscurity.Rendered obsolete by logistics nearly […]

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Sunday Miscellanea

March 3, 2013 Ian McCollum 4

A couple things that came in through the week… First up, Mark Serbu (owner of Serbu Firearms) has a neat video comparing the ATI .22 cal StG44 copy to an original StG44: Also, Leszek pointed […]

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The T28 Rifle: American Roller Locking

March 1, 2013 Ian McCollum 16

In the world of small arms engineering, one of the most exciting developments of World War II was the German work on roller locking and roller-delayed blowback actions. British, French, and Soviet armies were jumping […]

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T31: John Garand’s Bullpup

February 22, 2013 Ian McCollum 4

The light rifle program was instituted in late 1945 to develop a new infantry rifle using the T65 cartridge (which would go on to be adopted as the 7.62x51mm NATO-standard). Initially the project involved just […]

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SAR-21 Photos

January 16, 2013 Ian McCollum 3

Last week we posted a video on the Singapore SAR-21, and today we have some very nice detailed photos of the gun’s internals for you to check out while we’re gone at SHOT. So, courtesy […]

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French FAMAS F1

January 11, 2013 Ian McCollum 37

The FAMAS was one of the first mass-produced bullpup rifles, and as a forerunner in the area, it shows a number of interesting features, both good and bad. The FAMAS spent 9 years in development, […]

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AK and StG – Kissing Cousins

December 12, 2012 Ian McCollum 73

When people see the AK-47 and the StG-44 side by side an know nothing about their internal mechanisms, the nearly universal assumption is that one is a copy of the other. The overall layout of […]