Category: Guns & Gear

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Anschutz Hunting Series 1780

Anschutz has introduced a new line of centerfire hunting rifles. Currently a .308 Win. model is available with 30-06, 8x57mm IS and 9.3x62mm to be added to the lineup soon. The .308 model features a single stage trigger and 22″ barrel. It weights in at 7.27 lbs. [Read More…]

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Guns from The Departed movie

These are the actual guns were used in the movie The Departed (2006)! They are part of the upcoming Nation Firearm Museum Hollywood Guns exhibit. The latest episode of The Curator’s Corner discusses these guns and how they were modified to work with blanks (Click [Read More…]

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Howdah pistol / carbine ?

This nifty gun was on display at IWA. I initially thought it was a muzzeloader coach gun but some readers correctly pointed out that it looks like a modern replica of a Howdah pistol. This makes much more sense. The Howdah pistols were used by Tiger hunters in India as [Read More…]

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Call of Duty Effect #2

I was checking out my blog statistics and noticed that the Bushmaster ACR is no longer the biggest search term used to find The Firearm Blog. The current champion is the HK416. Why? It is featured on the game Battlefield: Bad Company 2 which was launched a few weeks [Read More…]

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Bushmaster ACR on GunBroker

Remember at the end of last year when a guy named Jesse James won a Bushmaster ACR? Well, he had much more restraint, and foresight, than I would have had. Instead of taking his new baby to the range the moment he got it, he put it in his safe without firing a shot. Now [Read More…]

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NAA Queen of Hearts

TALO is distributing this North American Arms limited edition. It is chambered in .22 Long Rifle, the cylinder is gold etched and the grips are pearlite. 500 will be made. I do not have pricing information.

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Guns from Public Enemies

Lars Dalseide, of the NRA, was kind enough to sent me photos of the two of the guns used in the movie Public Enemies. These guns will be on display at the upcoming Nation Firearm Museum Movie Guns exhibit. I was very surprised to learn that the bolt action used in the [Read More…]

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Lazy Photoshopping

Remember this … Caleb Sommerville, who worked at the Kansan, wrote a comment on the blog … I worked at the Kansan as a reporter when this article (and horrifying picture) ran. Jessica Wicks is a friend of mine, and I remember very well this front page. Let [Read More…]

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Prison Guns

The below photo is of a double barrel pistol that was loaded with matchstick heads behind a steel bullet. I guess it would be fired using a lighter. On a related note: how to reload primers using matchstick heads. [ Many thanks to James, of Hell in a Handbasket, for [Read More…]

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Tech-SIGHTS for CZ 452

Tech-SIGHTS have developed a new adjustable aperture sight for the CZ 452 rifle. The CZ200 sight costs $69. I am a big fan of their sights and use them on a couple of rifles. The company is also very accommodating and they answer their emails quickly. On one occasion [Read More…]

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M1 Carbine 10/22 Tribute

The E. Arthur Brown Company are selling a kit to that makes a Ruger 10/22 feel like a M1 Carbine. The total cost of the kit is about $190 (Stock + Sights + Sling). [Hat Tip: Xavier Thoughts]

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Magpul iPhone Case

I can’t believe I did not see these at SHOT. Midway USA has them on backorder. Expected ship date is the 29th. Extreme Tolerance points out that shipping from Midway USA comes to $8, nearly doubling the effective price of the $9.45 case. UPDATE: Todd points out [Read More…]

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Benelli MR1 (European version)

The civilian version of the Benelli MR1 Carbine was launched last year in the United States. It will go on sale in Europe at the end of April. The European model will probably make US owners jealous! In Europe the MR1 will come in two barrel lengths, 12.5″ or [Read More…]

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Sleeve Gun

Obviously this is not for use with a real gun. The video’s description makes little sense when translated from Japanese to English, but here it is for what it is worth … Nervous prototype parts have been assembled from the factory, complete reconditioning. [Read More…]

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Mexican cops using C-Mags?

I have not seen cops using them before. Maybe they procured the magazine from a busted gangster. The Mexican drug lords seem to be fond of them. [Hat Tip: OMG Soy Sauce.] [ Many thanks to Drew for emailing me the link. ]