Semiauto Rifles

British L129A1 Sharpshooter Rifle

March 16, 2017 Ian McCollum 18

Armament Research Services (ARES) is a specialist technical intelligence consultancy, offering expertise and analysis to a range of government and non-government entities in the arms and munitions field. For detailed photos of the guns in […]

Slow motion

Walther WA-2000 (Video)

March 8, 2017 Ian McCollum 29

The Walther WA-2000 has a reputation of being the ultimate German sniper rifle, with no expense spared in its design and construction. Designed in the aftermath of the 1972 Munich Olympics massacre, the WA2000 was […]

Bolt Action Rifles

Type 99 Arisaka Sniper Rifles (Video)

November 29, 2016 Ian McCollum 10

4x Nagoya: https://www.rockislandauction.com/detail/69/1441 2.5x Kokura: https://www.rockislandauction.com/detail/69/1446 The Japanese Army made significant use of snipers (or in today’s terminology, designated marksmen) as part of its infantry combined arms doctrine, and produced about 22,000 Type 97 sniper […]

French soldiers in Chad in 1971
Bolt Action Rifles

Vintage Saturday: Snipers in Shorts

October 22, 2016 Ian McCollum 33

The man in the front has an FR-F1, a French-issue sniper’s rifle roughly based on the MAS-36. The man others appear to have MAS 49/56 semiauto rifles. And of course, it wouldn’t be a desert […]

Bolt Action Rifles

USMC Winchester Model 70 Sniper

September 24, 2016 Ian McCollum 41

This Winchester M70 was a rifle owned by the Captain of the Camp Pendleton rifle team, and as such it is an excellent authentic example of the US sniper rifle of the early Vietnam era. […]