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US Arisaka manual

During the Korean War, the US military converted thousands of captured Japanese Type 99 rifles to .30-06 caliber for use by South Korean forces. They also wrote a technical manual on the converted rifles, which […]

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Mondragon Rifle

The Mondragon rifle, designed by Mexican Manuel Mondragon, was the first semiauto rifle adopted by a national military. It was not particularly successful beyond passing that bar, but it did show the way of things […]