For the past forty years, I have owned quite a few Mauser rifles. A number of Model 95, 98, 98K,…Read More >
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Many of us own military bolt-action rifles that have been in service for more than 100 years. Even World War…Read More >
For those who may never have heard of the SHOT Show (Shooting Hunting Outdoor Trade) it is the largest gun show in the world. Unfortunately, because it is a trade show, it is not open to the public. That does not mean you will not have a front row seat at The Shooter’s Log. We have been busy running from booth to booth to discover what’s new in Pistols, Rifles, Shotguns, Airguns, Accessories, and Optics.
The Mauser, Enfield, and Springfield have all earned their place in history and on the battlefield. Today, each of these can be obtained with a minimum of expense—depending on condition, configuration, and historical attributes. No collector, or accumulator of firearms as the author proclaims, should be without at least one if not all three. Join Bob Campbell in this Range Report as he shoots, and rates, each of these classics.
I have to admit to a number of rather odd stablemates resting in the safe alongside my 1911, SIG, and HK handguns. These firearms may have a historical or mechanical interest, or they may simply be fun to use and fire. The 7.62 x 25mm pistols are among the most interesting. This is as old a design as it gets in handgun ammunition, but the 7.62 x 25mm Tokarev is still a war fighter and a surprisingly good sporting cartridge.
Was a Carcano actually used? Was Oswald found with a Carcano in his possession? That is up for some debate.
“Fresh, Historic, and Rare” is the potent combination of words Rock Island Auction Company owner and president Patrick Hogan has used to describe the RIAC upcoming September Premiere Firearms Auction.
The Gewehr 98 is no exception when it comes to premium engineering. In service from 1898-1935, the action on this weapon is so good, that military and hunting rifles over a century later still emulate its basic design. Pick up a Springfield 1903 and you may notice some very Gewehr-like details. Glance over the action of a Winchester Model 54 or 70, and you will notice some distinctive German characteristics. You can’t really blame them. When it comes to a bolt-action design, this Mauser is as close to perfect as you can get.
I just listened to the feel-good press conference about another so-called Assault Weapon Ban. It was sickening to hear the useless babble from the uneducated, uninformed lawmakers in this country until the logic struck me like a lightening bolt and really opened my eyes. Before you decide to tar-and-feather and run me out on a rail, please read the entire article…