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Old vs. New. Dec 20, 2015 4375
Rifles of the United States Navy from Santiago and Lee to Shanghai and 1903s: Part III. Nov 20, 2015 3750
Rifles of the United States Navy: part II: from Hotchkiss to Hawaii. Oct 20, 2015 2860
Rifle cartridges of the German military from Koniggratz to Peking: Part I. Oct 1, 2015 1921
Rifles of the United States Navy: long arms of the bluejackets & leathernecks: part 1. Sep 20, 2015 3910
Military rifle cartridges of Great Britain: from the western front to Afghanistan. Sep 1, 2015 1473
The Lee-Enfield no. 5 "Jungle Carbine" short, sweet ... and a kicker! Many have coveted one of these great-looking carbines, but have found that shooting one a lot is not that romantic an experience. Aug 20, 2015 3258
Military rifle cartridges of Great Britain: Part I: from monkey tail to mafeking. Aug 1, 2015 1793
Madsen military small arms: the first & the last of their kind! Tiny Denmark had some idiosyncratic but moderately successful small arms designs that served in wars throughout the world. Jul 20, 2015 3502
Serbian/Yugoslav military handgun cartridges. Jul 1, 2015 1423
Small caliber: European military revolvers: cute or combat worthy? Part 2: You might have thought small caliber revolvers were just a passing phase, but some of them served all the way Into the 1950s. Jun 20, 2015 2685
Lets Czech 'em out! Czech military rifle cartridges. Jun 1, 2015 1988
Small caliber: European military revolvers: fighting handguns or elegant pipsqueaks? Part 1. May 20, 2015 3170
Military rifle cartridges of Argentina. May 1, 2015 1151
Stocked semiauto pistol shootout--Part II ... Apr 20, 2015 2659
The military rifle cartridges of South Africa: "vertrou in god en die mauser": Part 2. Apr 1, 2015 2032
Arms of the Spanish foreign legion: iViva la muerte! They weren't as well-known as their French counterparts, but the Spanish legion has compiled a history both glorious and infamous in more than 90 years. Apr 1, 2015 6934
Stocked semiauto pistol shootout--Part 1: practical or wishful thinking? Mar 20, 2015 2728
The military rifle cartridges of South Africa Part 1: from the Cape to commandos. Mar 1, 2015 1853
The first smokeless Mausers: the 1889/1890/1891 series started Mauser's worldwide domination, and served in both world wars and conflicts from Bolivia to the Congo. Feb 20, 2015 2814
The FN hi-power pistol: the ultimate single action combat pistol? It's long since been eclipsed by more modern sidearms, but few can compare with the balance, slim slide and good ergonomics of this classic Browning creation. Feb 1, 2015 3003
Military rifle cartridges Peru Part II: whether the opponent was a neighbor or internal Guerilas, Peru always needed small arms. Feb 1, 2015 1167
Military & police revolvers of the Netherlands: though Dutch troops did quite a bit of fighting in Holland's colonial wars, their revolvers were idiosyncratic and often behind the times. Jan 20, 2015 2925
Military rifle cartridges of Peru part I: South America's most pugnacious country? Jan 1, 2015 1494
Does it go "bang?" we'll take it: the Russians were in no position to be picky as vast quantities of materiel were destroyed or captured. No rifle was too unusual or obsolete to be put in service. Dec 20, 2014 3179
Brazilian military rifle cartridges part 2: steyr vs. mauser and fn wins! Dec 1, 2014 1223
Russian rifles of the great war, revolution & civil war--part I: Russian troops were brave, and there were a lot of them, but shortcomings in supply and leadership squandered their personal sacrifices. Nov 20, 2014 2991
Military rifle cartridges part 1: south american's odd man out. Nov 1, 2014 1702
French fles of world war part 2 french substitute standard rifles 1914-1918: as the boche poured through belgium, the french scrounged everything from rolling blocks to lee-enfields to arm millions of troops. Oct 20, 2014 3486
French rifles of world war i: the war to end all wars broke out a century ago. the french were right up to date in some categories, but their rifles were hardly the most modern. Sep 20, 2014 2660
The military rifle cartridges of France part I. Sep 1, 2014 1648
Straight-pull shoot out part 2: he's covered the history, but what are they like to shoot? This time, scarlata convenes a panel and puts the rifles through their paces. Aug 20, 2014 2354
Straight-pull shoot out: this time, scarlata sets the stage for a comparison of world war i-era straight-pull rifles. next time, the games begin. Jul 20, 2014 3635
Military rifle cartridges of Austria part I: Always Distinctive! Jul 1, 2014 1609
The czech automaticke plstole VZOR 30 over engineered and under powered: it's been ridiculed by arms experts for 70 years, but Scarlata-found this odd Czech shot better than he expected. Jun 20, 2014 2105
The military rifle cartridges of Serbia/Yugoslavia. Jun 1, 2014 2274
La Guerra del Chaco: fighting in El Infierno Verde: Part II: tanks, airplanes, submachine guns: all played a role in this bloody conflict over some of the world's most godforsaken real estate. May 20, 2014 3895
The military/police handgun cartridges of Norway: from pinfire to P80. May 1, 2014 1363
La guerra del Chaco: the bloodiest Latin American war of the 20th century: Part I. Apr 20, 2014 3298
Military rifle cartridges of the Netherlands: from Sumatra to Afghanistan. Apr 1, 2014 1867
Guns fo the greek civil war 1943-1949: In Part I (2/20 issue), Scarlata covered rifles and submachine guns of the Greek Civil War. This time, it's the machine guns and pistols used in this brutal, almost-forgotten conflict. Mar 20, 2014 3775
The military rifle cartridges of. Mar 1, 2014 1742
Part I of the greek civil war the first battles of the "cold war": partisan groups in Greece were as eager or more to fight each other as the Germans. Even before the Nazis were gone, civil war was underway. Feb 20, 2014 3883
Military rifle cartridges of Canada. Feb 1, 2014 1795
De danske selvladepistoler the bergmann: spain had it first, but Denmark had it longest. It was a pistol whose cartridge was a lot more successful than the gun itself. Jan 20, 2014 459
Spanish military rifle cartridges: from Andalusia to Afghanistan. Jan 1, 2014 2174
The tommy gun's ugly stepchild: this Harrington & Richardson product was perfect for protecting a bank or supporting a South American coup, but it came up short when put to the i test on Guadalcanal. Jan 1, 2014 3625
Winchester-hotchkiss rifle: winchester's first successful bolt-action rifle. Dec 20, 2013 2621
Military rifle cartridges of Portugal: a potpourri of powerful cartridges! Dec 1, 2013 1620
Scraping the bottom of the barrel blackpowder rifles of the great war: in part 11 (10/20 issue), Scarlata covered the blackpowder rifles of Britain, Russia and other nations. This time, it's Austria-Hungary and some of the smaller Great War combatants. Nov 20, 2013 3804
From Arisaka to assault rifle: in Part 1 (10/1 issue), Scarlata detailed Japanese rifle ammo from the 1850s through the Murata. This time, he covers rifle cartridges from the Arisaka to the present day. Nov 1, 2013 1531
Scraping the bottom of the barrel blackpowder rifles of the Great War Part 2: in Part I (9/20 issue), Scarlata covered the blackpowder substitute rifles of France, Germany and Serbia. This time, it's Russia, Italy, Belgium and Britain. Oct 20, 2013 3247
The military rifle cartridges of Japan part 1: from Samurai to Murata. Oct 1, 2013 1958
Scraping the bottom of the barrel blackpowder rifles of the great war part 1: none of the nations, large or small, went into World War with enough rifles to supply the massive armies they required. Every depot, armory or museum was scavenged for anything that would shoot. Sep 20, 2013 3074
Siamese Thai: Military Rifle cartridges. Sep 1, 2013 1923
Die Osterreichisches-ungarische faustfeuerwaffen dos ersten weltkrieg part 2: steyr and frommer pistols--one practical and one overcomplicated. Aug 20, 2013 3729
Military rifle cartridges of Kenya. Aug 1, 2013 1463
Die osterreichisches-ungarische faustfeuerwaffen des ersten weltkrieg--part 1: from Gasser to Roth-Krnka--complicated but fascinating! Jul 20, 2013 2633
The military rifle cartridges of Uganda from Arabs to Amin. Jul 1, 2013 1531
That other in peace and war .38 part 2: the outbreak of World War II saw the British in a familiar position: needing guns and having insufficient capacity to make them. Jun 20, 2013 1938
The military rifle cartridges of Bangladesh. Jun 1, 2013 1381
That other .38 in peace and war part 1: the .38 S&W is little more than a curiosity these days, out it played a vital role in World War II and its aftermath. May 20, 2013 1715
Military rifle cartridges Singapore from Snider to SAR-21. May 1, 2013 1795
Russiam/Soviet military handguns--part 2 form Schwarzlose to Yarygin: Russia stuck with the revolver longer than most, but the list of its autoloaders is an interesting one. Apr 20, 2013 3243
Military rifle cartridges of Israel from Hashomer to TAVOR. Apr 1, 2013 1889
Russian/Soviet: military handguns part 1 from Lefaucheux to Luger. Mar 20, 2013 3198
Evolution of the modern military pistol form pistolet to polymer: four pistols mark the path from the 1930s to today in the development of military sidearms. Mar 10, 2013 5835
Military rifle cartridges of Egypt from Khartoum to the Sinai. Mar 1, 2013 1385
The Remington-Lee small bore military rifle: this one was an interesting rifle with appealing lines, but came out just in time to compete with the '98 Mauser, to which it was clearly inferior. Product/service evaluation Feb 20, 2013 2116
The military rifle cartridges of Ghana from Ashanti to AR. Feb 1, 2013 1374
The Astra Modelo 300/400/600 pistols: these odd-looking autoloaders served six decades in Spanish service, and made their mark with German and Latin American forces as well. Product/service evaluation Jan 20, 2013 3813
The military rifle cartridges of Sierra Leone. Jan 1, 2013 1775
Small arms of the Spanish-American War part 2: the "splendid little war" set the USA on the path to world power, and Spain on the way to decline and authoritarian rule. Dec 20, 2012 2932
Military rifle cartridges of Madagascar isolated but well armed! Dec 1, 2012 1759
Small arms of the Spanish-American War "remember the Maine and to hell with Spain!": the "splendid little war" put America on the path to world power, and launched important changes in its small arms. Nov 20, 2012 3585
Military rifle cartridges of Tunisia: from Phoenicians to today. Nov 1, 2012 1877
The Portuguese Mod. 1904 Mauser Vergueiro: with the 98 Mauser just introduced, would you have gone back to the split-bridge receiver of the Gew 88? Portugal did, and the Mod. 1904 served for decades. Product/service evaluation Oct 20, 2012 2071
The military rifle cartridges of Nigeria. Oct 1, 2012 1668
A short, sweet package of firepower! Until the M16 series eclipsed it, this handy little rifle was the all-time production champ of U.S. small arms. Sep 20, 2012 2294
The military rifle cartridges of Panama de conquistadores al Canal. Sep 1, 2012 1859
Remington-Lee military rifles from Ilion to Honolulu ... and back! The Remington-Lee is one of the more obscure U.S. martial arms, dating from the time when the Navy procured its own small arms. Its combat service was mainly of the gunboat diplomacy sort. Aug 20, 2012 2565
The military rifle cartridges of Libya. Aug 1, 2012 1522
The U.S. model 1903 springfield rifle: it's been almost 110 years since its introduction, out this classic bolt gun still defines what a rifle should be. Jul 20, 2012 3927
The military rifle cartridges of Afghanistan: from Amirs to AKMs. Jul 1, 2012 1662
The CZ Pistole vz.52: a rarity during cold war times, this roller-locked autoloader is now quite common in the hands of U.S. pistol shooters. Jun 20, 2012 2651
The military rifle cartridges of Afghanistan part 1: from Alexander to Enfields. Jun 1, 2012 1733
Predecessor to greatness: Fabrique nationale's Pistolet Modele 1903 pistol: this successful mid-sized pistol was a link between pistol the odd Model 1900 and the "parallel rule" autos and the M1911. May 20, 2012 1858
The military rifle cartridges of Burma/Myanmar. May 1, 2012 1809
The guns of "dad's army": small arms of the British Home Guard 1940-1944. -part 2. Apr 20, 2012 3329
Mlitary rifle cartridges of Cambodia from khmer to khmer rouge. Apr 1, 2012 1993
The guns of "DAD's Army" part 1: Small Arms of the British Home Guard 1940-1944: they probably worried their own government more than they did the Nazis, but they did their part in the dark days when Britain fell under the German shadow. Mar 20, 2012 3390
The military rifle cartridges of Monaco: equipping a small army. Mar 1, 2012 1236
Unlovely but effective the French Berthier system: the Berthier soldiered on through the interwar period, World War II and beyond. The French had more modern rifles but never, it seems, quite enough of them. Feb 20, 2012 1979
The military and rifle cartridges of Ceylon Sri Lanka. Feb 1, 2012 1549
The French berthier system: the French got off to an early start with small-bore, smokeless powder rifles, but stayed too long at the fair with the Lebel. Its supplement, the Berthier was a clear improvement. Jan 20, 2012 2053
Handgun cartridges:vive la difference!. Jan 1, 2012 1685
The revolvers of Leopold and Johann Gasser--part II: big, ugly and rugged! Whether it was a blood feud, civil unrest or war with neighboring countries, the Balkan man had plenty of impetus to keep a sidearm close at hand, and most often, it was a Gasser revolver. Product/service evaluation Dec 20, 2011 1889
The military and police handgun cartridges of Belgium: from 9.4mm to 5.7mm. Dec 1, 2011 1609
The revolvers of Leopold and Johann Gasser--part 1 big, ugly and rugged! Keep that "badge of rank" stuff; in the Balkans, they demanded stopping power and were willing to carry a big revolver to get it. Without a Gasser in your sash, you just weren't much of a man. Nov 20, 2011 2338
Military rifle cartridges: a little bit of everything! Nov 1, 2011 1678

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