View Post

Shrapnel Damaged 1911 from Battle of The Bulge

Some very interesting photographs have been circulating around the internet today. They purport to show a US Government issued Colt M1911 that was recovered from the, “Battle of the Bulge” area during WWII. Looking at the damage, two things immediately come to mind. The first being just how powerful large artillery really is. You can actually see the individual places …

View Post

Hakim in American Rifleman

We posted a review of an Egyptian Hakim by Scott Mayer a few weeks ago. The rife was so good, I bought the company. 😉 I’ve always wanted to say that! Actually I bought the rifle. And when it arrived, inside was a photocopy of a story featuring this same gun in American Rifleman. I think it’s cool. So…POTD. Sorry …

View Post

Knee Mortar — One man’s Trash is another man’s Treasure

Working at a garbage processing facility has it’s ups and downs. If you’re a mechanic like me, then it’s mostly downs. Working there is a test of patience every day. Everything is always broken. But there are perks to working in such places! You often find items that some people believed were useless pieces of garbage, and while most times …

View Post

The Egyptian Hakim Rifle

Egypt’s Hakim is one of those badass battle rifles you’ll occasionally see for sale online and at gun shows. It’s basically a 7.92(8mm Mauser) version of Sweden’s 6.5mm Ljungman Model 42 and uses a direct impingement gas system, much like our AR-15 rifle. In the definitive work, Small Arms of the World, Smith calls that gas system “unusual,” which it …

View Post

A CZ Produced k98 Mauser Rifle

So…I was perusing an estate auction when I saw this rifle. It is a Yugo copy of a 98k Mauser. I’ve been in the market for a shooter-grade k98 for a while and this fit the bill. Considering it came with a bayonet, the price was too good to pass up. Besides, everyone needs a Mauser rifle to shoot up …