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Semiauto Rifles

Australian Electrolux Charlton

October 12, 2012 Ian McCollum 12

As we mentioned earlier this week in the Charlton Automatic Rifle article, the Australian government expressed an interest in converting rifles to Philip Charlton’s self-loading design. Charlton spent several months in Australia negotiating the deal, […]

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Light MGs

Charlton Automatic Rifle

October 9, 2012 Ian McCollum 15

  Concept The idea of converting bolt action rifles into semiautomatic or fully automatic designs is not a unique one. It used to come up fairly regularly – most national armies investigated the concept at […]

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Bolt Action Rifles

Turkish Orman Carbine Video

October 1, 2012 Ian McCollum 7

A couple weeks ago I mentioned that I’d picked up a neat new addition to my collection – a Turkish “Orman” carbine made from a French Berthier rifle. During WWII, the Turkish government wound up […]

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Submachine Guns

Brazilian INA M953 Submachine Gun

September 12, 2012 Ian McCollum 10

We’re happy to have another article by Ronaldo Olive today (reprinted with his permission – and originally found in Harris Publications’ SPECIAL WEAPONS FOR MILITARY & POLICE, 1991) – this time on the INA 953, […]

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Prototype

Navy .308 Garand Conversion

March 5, 2012 Ian McCollum 3

Back in the 1960s, the US Navy decided to rechamber a bunch of its M1 Garand rifles to 7.62 NATO. The proper way to do this would have been to simply put new 7.62 barrels […]