Update – Rifle is sold. Thanks!
I have an extra tanker M1 Garand that I’m selling to fund some other guns, and I figured I’d offer it to folks here before moving it to GunBroker. Of course, the “tanker” moniker is old marketing from the 50s or 60s; this was never used or issued to [...]
If you’ve been watching the blog for a while, you may recall that I have a relic-grade VG1-5 rifle – I found it at a gun show in Belgium and brought it back home in my suitcase. It is far beyond salvaging into any sort of functional firearm, but I thought it was too interesting [...]
Sixty-nine years ago the residents of Warsaw, beset by two evil political extremes, were working hard on a government shutdown of their own.
Note the assortment of arms – a Polish variant of the BAR, a Mauser rifle, Luger pistol, and what appears to be a Mauser 1910/1914/1934 pistol.
I’m sure all my American readers are familiar with George Custer and the Battle of the Little Bighorn, one of the more famous disasters in American military history. For our European folks, a bit of explanation may be helpful, though. In the summer of 1876, the US government sent out troops to force a large [...]
Yep, I’m very happy to announce that there is some new content coming to GunLab at last! It won’t be from me, but instead from my friend Chuck. He is an SOT, and has a pretty nice shop, with everything from a 4-axis CNC mill to a hydraulic stamping press, and all manner of manual [...]
We wound up with a duplicate book in the Reference Library: Geschichte und Technik der Selbstladepistole (History and Technology of the Self-Loading Pistol) by Werner Mootz. It’s a pretty neat book, loaded with patent drawings of obscure early selfloading and manual repeating pistols – and the text is all in German (FYI). It’s a pretty [...]
The monthly 2-gun match was yesterday, and I used the opportunity to do some research into a classic question:
To what extent can the faster action and increased magazine capacity of an Enfield rifle compensate for a less skilled shooter, as compared to a Mauser rifle?
If I say “John Inglis”, the first two things that probably come to mind for a gunnie are High Powers and Bren guns. Inglis was a Canadian company that made a huge proportion of the Bren guns used during WWII, as well as other munitions. At its peak, Inglis employed 17,800 workers…and yet in 1937 [...]
Last week, we talked a bit about obsolete firearms controls, and that discussion made me think of a fairly recent pistols with a fairly unique feature, the Browning BDM. Mechanically, the BDM is a pretty standard modern automatic pistol – it uses the ubiquitous Browning short-recoil system, and feel like most other service handguns. What [...]
I have a couple rifles and a bunch of magazines on the chopping block right now to raise some money, so if you’ve been looking for a new toy this could be your chance. Unless you’re outside the US – sorry guys, but I can’t sell guns or parts internationally.
Shipping on rifles is $35 [...]