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Farquhar-Hill rifle

November 30, 2011 Ian McCollum 3

The Farquhar-Hill rifle was developed by Colonel Moubray Farquhar and gunsmith Arthur Hill in England, and initially patented in 1908. The original design was a recoil-operated system, but this proved unreliable and was replaced in […]

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Get your own Forgotten Weapon!

November 29, 2011 Ian McCollum 1

Looking for a way to really take your own collection to the next level? Well, here’s a way you can get into the Forgotten Weapons club and the NFA club at the same time: http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=262385694 […]

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Mauser Selbstlader manual

November 28, 2011 Ian McCollum 2

We recently added a much better writeup on the early Mauser semiauto rifle designs, and while searching through some material I realized that we have a copy of an original Mauser Selbstlader manual. The Mauser […]

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Early Mauser Semiauto Rifles

November 18, 2011 Ian McCollum 1

We’ve had a few photos of early Mauser semiauto rifles in the Vault for a while, accompanied by a very brief blurb I wrote up. Well, I got a somewhat disgusted-sounding email from a reader […]

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Beretta AR-70

November 4, 2011 Ian McCollum 2

There was a period in the 80s when a lot of new evil black rifles were being developed and manufactured around the world, and import laws changed just as they were beginning to be imported […]

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FN FNC Disassembly

October 21, 2011 Ian McCollum 2

We have another video for you today, this time on the FN FNC carbine. These were developed in the 70s and 80s, and saw some limited military and commercial success. We have a civilian US-imported […]

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Sig AMT disassembly video

October 17, 2011 Ian McCollum 6

The Sig AMT is one of the orphans of the .308 autoloader world here in the US. They were imported in small numbers many years ago, and then the supply dried up.Lots of folks have […]