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7.5 Swiss Estate Ammo

Some friends were helping a family out with the management of a large firearms estate. Word came down that the owners would allow us to buy some ammo before it went public.  Obviously I had a few calibers in mind. Mostly not standard stuff. BTW…when I use the phrase “non-standard” ammo, I am referring to non-NATO calibers.  When word came …

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KIRSCHBAUM & CO. SOLINGEN CAVALRY LANCE

A few month ago I posted a picture of the day (POTD) showing a WWI German cavalryman with a lance. Yes. during the times of the Maxim machine gun, fledging air-power, barbed wire, and huge artillery weapons; there were guys running around armed with lances. Pretty crazy, huh? Well…when most people think of WWI, they think of the Western Front …

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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 …