Bolt Action Rifles

Ishapore SMLE MkI** India Pattern (Video)

February 6, 2017 Ian McCollum 7

While many people are familiar with the Ishapore 2A1 rifles chambered in 7.62mm NATO (largely thanks to their importation and sale in the US in large numbers), production of Indian Enfield rifles actually dates back […]

Antiques

Traditional Afghan Jezail (Video)

February 1, 2017 Ian McCollum 16

https://www.rockislandauction.com/detail/1028/263 The Jezail is the traditional rifle of the Afghan tribal fighter, although it originated in Persia (Iran). Distinctive primarily for its uniquely curved style of buttstock, these rifles still maintain a symbolic importance although […]

Semiauto Rifles

Hadar II: A Ban-Era Commercial Galil

January 31, 2017 Ian McCollum 2

The Hadar II is an Israeli commercial market version of the Galil, chambered for the 7.62 NATO cartridge. Specifically, it is a copy of the Israeli military Galatz marksman’s rifle, which was semiautomatic only and […]

Bolt Action Rifles

American Mosin Nagant Rifles (Video)

January 30, 2017 Ian McCollum 10

Everyone is aware of the Mosin Nagant rifle, but not everyone realizes that about 2 million of them were actually manufactured in the United States. Russia had been producing M91 Mosin Nagant rifles in their […]

Single Shot Rifles

1867 Werndl (Video)

January 29, 2017 Ian McCollum 17

The first new breech-loading cartridge rifle adopted by the Austro-Hungarian military was the Model 1867 Werndl, firing the 11x42R black powder cartridge. It used an interesting rotating breech locking system, and replaced the Lorenz muzzleloading […]

Bolt Action Rifles

Lee-Speed Military Model (Video)

January 27, 2017 Ian McCollum 7

In 1892, just a few years after the British military adopted the Lee-Metford rifle, the BSA and LSA factories began offering several configurations on the civilian/commercial market. They would produce them all the way into […]