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European Rifle Burst Test

These videos were filmed quite a long time ago and have been on the internet for years. They came to my attention when I was researching the strength of the Blaser actions. Occasionally these videos will come up and the only compilation I have ever been able to find has a distracting watermark across the middle of them and terrible …

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Mannlicher 1905 Pistol

I took this photo at the Buffalo Bill Firearms Museum. It’s a Mannlicher model of 1905 chambered in 7.65 Mannlicher. I always thought it was a neat pistol. If it was chambered in a more common round, I would be more incentivized to pick one up. If anyone has one, where do you get ammo for it? Hand-load or source …

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Sporterizing Mausers

They’re bygone days now because you can buy a quality and accurate rifle like a Mossberg or Savage for a few hundred bucks, but it used to be that if you wanted a good rifle on the cheap, you would build one from a surplus Mauser. I was fortunate to catch the tail end of that era. Actions were plentiful …