garand development

Shooting a .276 Pedersen

June 30, 2015 Ian McCollum 57

Thanks to Alex C. at TheFirearmBlog, I recently had an opportunity to do some shooting with a .276 caliber Vickers-Pedersen model PB rifle. This was one of the very first rifles Vickers built when they […]

Very pleased with his captured rifle!
Bolt Action Rifles

Vintage Saturday: Fusil d’Assaut

June 27, 2015 Ian McCollum 70

A Chasseur à pied of the 19e Battalion on the road between Breteuil and Flers, Somme. 10th of April 1918. This Battalion had been on foot after heavy fighting in order to occupy the village […]


Hatchet-Stock for a C96 Mauser

June 26, 2015 Ian McCollum 35

How’s this for something different…and maybe clever? I don’t have a source for these photos, and I can’t say if they date from 75 years ago or 75 days ago (although I would suspect newer […]


Moore Teatfire Revolver at RIA

June 22, 2015 Ian McCollum 15

The Moore patent “teatfire” revolver was one of the more (no pun intended) successful workarounds to the Rollin White patent. Designed by Daniel Moore and David Williamson, the gun was a 6-shot .32 caliber pocket […]

Bolt Action Rifles

Palmer Carbine at RIA

June 21, 2015 Ian McCollum 10

The Palmer carbine was the first bolt action firearm adopted by the US military – it was a single shot rimfire carbine patented in 1863 and sold to the US cavalry in 1865. The guns […]