Bolt Action Rifles

Type 99 Arisaka Sniper Rifles (Video)

November 29, 2016 Ian McCollum 10

4x Nagoya: 2.5x Kokura: The Japanese Army made significant use of snipers (or in today’s terminology, designated marksmen) as part of its infantry combined arms doctrine, and produced about 22,000 Type 97 sniper […]

French soldiers in Chad in 1971
Bolt Action Rifles

Vintage Saturday: Snipers in Shorts

October 22, 2016 Ian McCollum 33

The man in the front has an FR-F1, a French-issue sniper’s rifle roughly based on the MAS-36. The man others appear to have MAS 49/56 semiauto rifles. And of course, it wouldn’t be a desert […]

Bolt Action Rifles

USMC Winchester Model 70 Sniper

September 24, 2016 Ian McCollum 41

This Winchester M70 was a rifle owned by the Captain of the Camp Pendleton rifle team, and as such it is an excellent authentic example of the US sniper rifle of the early Vietnam era. […]

Semiauto Rifles

M1D Sniper Garand

September 22, 2016 Ian McCollum 21

The M1D was the final adopted form of John Garands sniper M1 rifle, originally the M1E8. It was intended to be a kit issued in the field to add optical sights to any rifle deemed […]

Semiauto Rifles

MC-1952 Marine Corps Sniper Garand

September 20, 2016 Ian McCollum 9

The MC-1952 was a variation on the M1C Garand sniper rifle, adopted by the US Marine Corps in 1952. The Marines were not satisfied with the low magnification of the Lyman scopes on the Army […]


M1C Sniper Garand

September 18, 2016 Ian McCollum 17

The M1C was an M1 Garand with a telescopic sight, using a mounting system developed by the Griffin & Howe company of New York. It utilized a rail pinned and screwed to the left side […]

Bolt Action Rifles

US World War Two Sniper Springfields

September 16, 2016 Ian McCollum 14

The primary sniper rifle used by the United States in World War II was the M1903A4 Springfield, a version of the exisiting 1903A3 with the iron sights removed and replaced with a Weaver 330C scope […]

Bolt Action Rifles

US World War One Sniper Rifles

September 14, 2016 Ian McCollum 20

The United States had two primary types of sniper rifles during World War One, although both were based on the M1903 Springfield rifle. The most common optic used was the Warner & Swasey “Telescopic Musket […]

Bolt Action Rifles

RIA: CheyTec M200 Intervention

August 18, 2016 Ian McCollum 39

The CheyTac M200 Intervention is a massive precision rifle chambered for the .408 CheyTac cartridge (although it can also be had in .375 CheyTac). It uses an action made by EDM Arms, and is capable […]