Archive: May, 2008

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FARC rebel training ‘rifles’

While reading the BBC a few days I came across a photo showing captured FARC firearms. Among them appears to be wooden training ‘AK-47s’ Captured firearms from Columbian raid into Ecuador. I added the red arrows. I would have thought with the proliferation [Read More…]

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Bushmaster 338 Lapua

John Snow has the latest: This gorgeous beast won’t be ready for some months yet according to Skip Patel, Bushmaster’s executive vice president for research and development. Among other thing, Skip told me, was the need to trim some weight from the rifle, which tips [Read More…]

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History of the MAS-49/56

Tam has written about the history of the French MAS-49/56. It is very interesting, well worth a read. A handy, compact weapon, the MAS-49 was roughly the same size as the contemporaneous Soviet SKS. Also like the SKS, its prewar heritage was evident in its elaborately [Read More…]

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Fascinating new Benchrest rifle

AccurateShooter has written about a couple of very interesting benchrest rifles made by Gene Beggs. A picture says a thousand words … The two discs can be rotated to tune the rifle. Two of these rifles have been made and are chambered for the custom 220 Beggs and [Read More…]

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The Deresonator

I came across this post at RFC by “_Shorty” showing photos of his Limbsaver Barrel De-resonator. It is a rubber thing that slips onto a rifle barrel that, in theory, dampens the muzzle vibration improving accuracy. When I looked at the photo I though it must [Read More…]

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Interesting photo

Wide variety of firearms! Apparently these are Ogadeni minority tribespeople who are being killed by the majority tribes in Somalia. They arm themselves to keep from being slaughtered. Found at GunsNet