Weapons of the Spanish Civil War

October 4, 2016 Ian McCollum 31

The Spanish Civil War is a relatively un-remembered conflict here in the US, but it is a fascinating event for firearms enthusiasts because of the huge variety of arms used. Both sides were supplied by […]

Italian soldier in Rome with an ARX-160

GunSpotting in Rome

June 29, 2016 Ian McCollum 65

About a month ago I spent some time in Italy, and noticed a few things that I thought would be interesting. The biggest thing that stood out to me (on the matter of firearms, I […]

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A Couple Antique Revolvers For Sale

June 4, 2016 Ian McCollum 4

I have found myself in the unfortunate situation of having bought a handful of antique revolvers at auction for an acquaintance, only have him decide not to pay for them. These aren’t guns I am […]


Stopping Tanks with Rifles?

January 26, 2016 Ian McCollum 44

Picture the year 1939 – lots of light tanks are out there in various armies, but there isn’t much practical experience on how to stop them in combat. The heavy anti-tank rifles pioneered at the […]

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SHOT Show 2016

January 22, 2016 Ian McCollum 15

The SHOT (Shooting, Hunting, and Outdoor Trades) Show is the annual firearms industry trade show, and I have attended it for several years. There is generally not very much there of direct relevance to the […]


Ballistic Nylon as Armor (Video)

January 4, 2016 Ian McCollum 29

You have probably heard of “ballistic” nylon, but everyone knows that soft armor is made of Kevlar, right? Well, it is today (and other similar fibers). But a few decades back, before Kevlar had been […]


Happy Holidays to All!

December 25, 2015 Ian McCollum 15

I hope everyone has a joyous holiday season and a great New Year! There are some cool things in the works here at Forgotten Weapons, and I am looking forward to a 2016 that is […]