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Bolt Action Rifles

Dangerous Guns

April 9, 2013 Ian McCollum 89

After shooting the Bannerman Mosin-Nagant conversion recently, the subject of dangerous military rifles came up when I was talking with a friend. And y’know, there are more than a few designs and conversions that are […]

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Select-fire Rifles

US Advanced Combat Rifle Video

April 5, 2013 Ian McCollum 50

We had this video pointed out to us by reader Cris – a 1990 film put out by the US Army detailing the four rifles being put into testing to become the Advanced Combat Rifle. […]

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Bolt Action Rifles

Bannerman .30-06 Mosin Nagant (Video)

April 1, 2013 Ian McCollum 25

According to internet wisdom, today’s video should have been cut short by a rifle exploding in my face…but you’ll have to watch it to see if that actually happened. Okay, the fact that I’m still […]

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Select-fire Rifles

A Tantalean Ordeal

March 29, 2013 Ian McCollum 28

or How the Poles Got to Have their Small-Caliber Kalashnikov Made “My Way” We don’t often talk about modern weapons here, but the Polish wz.88 “Tantal” is moving quickly towards obscurity.Rendered obsolete by logistics nearly […]

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Bolt Action Rifles

M1886 Lebel Video

March 18, 2013 Ian McCollum 42

The French M1886 Lebel was the first smallbore smokeless powder rifle adopted by a major military, and was a game changer in the European arms race in the 1880s. It wasn’t an outstanding design in […]

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How Guns Work

Direct Gas Impingement Video

March 11, 2013 Ian McCollum 13

Many people already know everything I’m going to say in today’s video, but I think it’s important to get it out there for the folks who don’t have as much mechanical experience with their rifles. […]

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Accessories

Sunday Miscellanea

March 3, 2013 Ian McCollum 4

A couple things that came in through the week… First up, Mark Serbu (owner of Serbu Firearms) has a neat video comparing the ATI .22 cal StG44 copy to an original StG44: Also, Leszek pointed […]

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Prototype

The T28 Rifle: American Roller Locking

March 1, 2013 Ian McCollum 16

In the world of small arms engineering, one of the most exciting developments of World War II was the German work on roller locking and roller-delayed blowback actions. British, French, and Soviet armies were jumping […]