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Com-Bloc RPG with Bi-Pod

Some of you are aware that besides firearms, we keep examples of man portable ordnance in the armory as well. A month or so back, we acquired a variant of the standard RPG that many may not have seen. The bipod RPG. What is nice about this example is the condition. When it arrived we were all stunned. The two …

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Rhodesian A5 Shotgun Pictures on Range

A few months back, I posted some videos of us testing a Rhodesian A5 shotgun. Turns out, I was derelict in my duties and I did not post the still photos. As you can see in these pictures, the A5 successfully digested Winchester 12 gauge bulk pack target loads. And for those asking, this shotgun’s capacity is 8+1. VERY formidable …

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POTD – Our Luger

I’ve never been interested in the Luger pistols. They are cool and I get the historical significance. And frankly 30 Luger doesn’t have a lot of appeal to me. But when a shooter-grade 9mm popped up, it was too good to pass on. During the 2016 year, we are committed to doing more stories and video with it. And for …

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WW1 Soldiers’ French Phrase Book

In my heart, I am always “looking”. Either for knowledge, experiences, information, answers and sometimes pirate treasure! Yes, really. If placed in a situation that doesn’t seem even remotely interesting or promising, I am willing to delve into it “one time”. It’s a habit I formed working. Spending many, many hours waiting for something to happen is probably the most …

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Enfield Clips & Their Markings

So Freeze was rummaging around his garage this week and found some old Enfield stripper clips. They seem pretty toasty but should function fine. Too bad they won’t work in an Ishapore 2A1 308 Enfield.   Anyway, there are two sets of separate markings one is “IV” the other is “K-B”. I assume those are maker’s marks? Anyone care to …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …