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Bolt Action Rifles

Vintage Saturday: Far From Home II

May 31, 2014 Ian McCollum 46

Senegalese Free French soldiers at the Battle of the Bulge in 1944, armed with a British Bren and an American 1903 Springfield. The helmets are American ones, emblazoned with the anchor emblem of the French […]

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More Ammo Documents

May 30, 2014 Ian McCollum 2

Continuing with the stash of ammunition documents from Robert, we have two more today (this is making me feel a bit like WikiLeaks…). First up is a German pamphlet on WWII airborne weapons ammo. This […]

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Guns in Ukraine

May 29, 2014 Ian McCollum 59

Most of the guns showing up in the Ukrainian hostilities right now are various flavors of AK – but there are some other less common things coming out of the woodwork as well. I did […]


Mayn Experimental Carbine

May 28, 2014 Ian McCollum 28

To the left there is a Soviet memo on the subject of the experimental carbine designed by a Colonel P.I. Mayn. The memo reads: To the chief of the Red Army GAU, General-Lieutenant-Colonel comrade Yakovlev […]

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Gun Deductions II

May 27, 2014 Ian McCollum 31

A little while back, I got another of those interesting emails with a handful of photos and a note saying: I have a friend that has a gun I can not identify. I asked Grant […]

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British and Japanese Ammo Docs

May 23, 2014 Ian McCollum 22

We have a couple more ammunition-related documents today, both in English this time (and courtesy of reader Robert). First up is the short one, a 21-page leaflet on Japanese ammunition markings. It was written just […]

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Book review

Book Review: H&R Arms Co 1871-1986

May 22, 2014 Ian McCollum 36

Harrington and Richardson is not a particularly exciting gun company, and never has been. They didn’t make flashy and dramatic guns, or distinctive guns that because associated with military forces or battles (although they did […]

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Revolving Rifles

LeMat Revolving Carbine

May 21, 2014 Ian McCollum 22

Today’s post is a guest article by Kymm Wilson, on the subject of the very rare LeMat carbine, which he was put quite a bit of work into recreating. by Kymm Wilson Just prior to […]