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Afghan Heavy Weapons

November 30, 2012 Ian McCollum 8

A reader named Robert sent us a few photos of captured weapons in Afghanistan – and we always enjoy seeing this sort of thing. First up, a Chinese Type 77 .50-cal machine gun. This uses […]

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Book review

Book Review: The Parabellum is Back!

November 29, 2012 Ian McCollum 0

The final chapter in our continuing Luger series is today’s book, The Parabellum is Back! While Sturgess’ three-volume encyclopedia covers the pistol through 1918 and Simson Lugers takes us through Weimar, that leaves a lot […]

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Light MGs

Israeli .303 Dror LMG

November 28, 2012 Ian McCollum 2

The Israeli Dror is most definitely a Forgotten Weapon, and one we are particularly interested in because of its interesting development history. The gun was adapted clandestinely from the US Johnson light machine gun, and […]

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It’s that time of year: SAR Show!

November 27, 2012 Ian McCollum 4

I admit it, we’re spoiled. Gun shows are just not all that interesting to us any more…the regular local ones are pretty much always the same group of dealers with the same stuff. We’re just […]

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Light MGs

Mle 24/29 Chatellerault

November 26, 2012 Ian McCollum 4

Our friend Joe had the opportunity not too long ago to take out a French Mle 1924/29 Chatellerault light machine gun for test firing. The 24/29 is a quite nice LMG that is definitely under-appreciated. […]

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Vintage Saturday: Spoils of War

November 24, 2012 Ian McCollum 7

Canaidna inspecting Jap type 96 at Kiska Aug 1943 I believe this is a Canadian solider on the island of Kiska in the Aleutians, inspecting a Japanese Type 96 machine gun.

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Brazil’s Uru SMG

November 23, 2012 Ian McCollum 4

Rough, Rugged, Reliable! by Ronaldo Olive (originally published in Harris Publications’ FULL AUTO magazine) Think of a World War II military Jeep for a moment. Okay? Now,, what have you got in your mind?I can […]

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Book review

Book Review: Simson Lugers

November 22, 2012 Ian McCollum 0

We’ve been on a bit of a Luger kick recently, and it continues today. A few weeks ago we looked at Geoffrey Sturgess’ three-volume tome on Luger and Borchardt development, which takes the story of […]

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Guns that should have been

November 20, 2012 Ian McCollum 15

There are some guns that weren’t ever built, but really should have been. Like a paratrooper’s MP44. The shorty version of the AK is extremely cool, and it only stands to reason that a shorty […]