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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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Book Review: Special Service Lee-Enfields

October 11, 2012 Ian McCollum 1

To go along with the week’s focus on self-loading Enfield conversions, we have a copy of Ian Skennerton’s Small Arms Identification volume #13, Special Service Lee-Enfields: Commando and Auto Models. It’s only about 47 pages […]

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Live Charlton Reproduction

October 10, 2012 Ian McCollum 5

Are you one those odd people like us who saw yesterday’s post on the Charlton rifle/machine gun and thought it would be really great to own one of them despite (or, let’s be honest, because […]

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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 […]