The Farquhar-Hill rifle was developed by Colonel Moubray Farquhar and gunsmith Arthur Hill in England, and initially patented in 1908. The original design was a recoil-operated system, but this proved unreliable and was replaced in […]
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We recently added a much better writeup on the early Mauser semiauto rifle designs, and while searching through some material I realized that we have a copy of an original Mauser Selbstlader manual. The Mauser […]
Just a neat old photo to spice up your Saturday… Think he’s going to hit that airplane?
The main competitor to the Garand rifle in the 1930s was John Pedersen’s toggle-locked rifle. The Pedersen was designed to fire, appropriately, the .276 Pedersen cartridge developed just for it, and it used an en […]
Today we take a look at Iain McCallum’s Blood Brothers: Hiram and Hudson Maxim: Pioneers of Modern Warfare – a book deserving a place in everyone’s firearms library. Most people don’t realize that Hiram Maxim […]
So, you might wonder how firearms were procured in Mexico before the ATF was around to hand them out. Would you believe indigenous development? Mexico had a couple notable firearms designers working hard in the […]
The Stechkin automatic pistol was adopted by the Soviet military in 1951, alongside the Makarov pistol. Both are chambered bot the 9x18mm Russian cartridge, and both use simple blowback mechanisms. The Stechkin is a heavier […]