Posts by Othais


Othais is practically useless with modern firearms. That’s OK though, because he specializes in Curio and Relic military pieces and has agreed to decorate The Firearm Blog with a little history. He maintains his own site, C&Rsenal, with the help of his friends and the collector community.


Crowd Sourcing Small Arms History

With the 100 year anniversary of WWI fast approaching, I had more than a few people asking me what was I planning to do.  Truth be told, I couldn’t think of anything we could handle that would do credit to the occasion. Luckily, we have a large community of [Read More…]

Swedish Pistol Lahti m-40 side Charlton Rifle 1 s

New Zealand’s Bolt Action Machine Gun

The Charlton Automatic Rifle sums up the adage “necessity is the mother of invention.” These LMGs were produced for the New Zealand home defense forces beginning in 1941 from old Lee-Metford and Lee-Enfield bolt action rifles. For those familiar with the [Read More…]

Melange of WWII POV Sampler Liberator-left-full K31 profiles

A look inside the Swiss K31 Bolt

Those beautiful K31 bolts are incredibly smooth compared to other straight pull rifles.  They’re also much simpler than the competition.  This next paragraph is going to have a lot of words about just how this works but hopefully the animation I whipped up will [Read More…]

Blake En-Bloc Fake No.5 Ammunition