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French Foreign Legion Beretta 92 by MAS

Many years ago, I had a Beretta 92. Picked it up off a retiring DSS agent in the very, very early 1990’s. How he came upon it is a very interesting story in it’s own right but not something that I can post in the internet. But what I can say is it was the first time I ever considered …

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POTD — Freeze’s Cleaning Table

Just after deer season finished up, I had stopped by Freeze’s home to drop off some gear. And as luck would have it, he had just finished cleaning some recently used long guns. I thought it would be interesting for some of you to see his personal guns out in the wild. Top to bottom: Vepr 12, Mosin Sniper, CZ-58, …

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Chocolate Stick Grenade – Potato Masher

I love the internet for reasons like this. If any of you are planning on getting me candy for my Easter Basket, I respectfully request that in lieu of eggs please send a chocolate stick grenade. As a matter of fact, going forward please send chocolate stick grenades for all occasions: Wedding, funerals, birthdays, condolences, Fridays, etc… Special mention goes …

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The Dardick Revolver

The cartridge on the left is one you will probably never see outside of a serious ammunition collection or gun show. It’s called a “tround” and was invented by David Dardick for his Dardick Series 1100, 1500, and 2000 double-action revolvers. Introduction was at the 1957 NRA Annual Meetings. Instead of a brass cartridge case, the tround was plastic. It …

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Yugo K98 Mauser ReHab

A while back we picked up a Yugoslavian K98 Mauser. It’s been collecting dust in the armory for awhile. Well since the weather is clearing up and shooting season is upon us, I thought I would drag it out and clean it up.   In this article are pictures of the rifle as we received it as well as the initial …

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The Model 1917 Revolver

The Model 1917 Had The Back Of The M1911 When the US gunned up for World War I, it pressed a lot of manufacturers into service to make the M1911 pistol. All of that manufacturing wasn’t enough, so it turned to Colt and Smith & Wesson to modify their large frame double-action revolvers to take the rimless .45 ACP cartridge …

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Kydex Holster for a WWII Luger

A reader on our Facebook page posted these photos and it stopped me in my tracks. Just look at this! We truly live in a golden age for recreational shooters. It used to be that most people wouldn’t put the time, or the money, into making a modern style holster for a WWII service pistol. And if you did, it …

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Winchester 52C Photo Gallery

One of the neatest rifles I have ever picked up from an estate sale is a Winchester 52C. What made this particular rifle special was it came with both Redfield peep-sights and a Unertl scope. I won’t bore our readers with the legendary accuracy of the Winchester 52. Many of you know. But when I first picked this up, many …

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Rifles Found in Belfast Orange Hall After 100 Years

The authorities in the UK have uncovered a cache of illegal German Mauser Steyr-Mannlicher rifles. It seems there was a huge cache of 25,000 rifles smuggled into Belfast in 1914 during something called the “Home-Rule Crisis”. I haven’t looked into what exactly what that is, but it doesn’t take a rocket-surgeon to figure out it was a break-away from the …

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WW1 Cavalry Armed with Lance

WW1 was an incredibly difficult time for those in the military. While some lessons from previous wars (Russo-Japanese War 1905) were learned, others were not. Here is an example of something that was not: cavalry. What!? You thought I was talking about the lance, didn’t you? Soon enough. Throughout military history, most people died not in the battle but in …