Category: Rifles

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SIG 516 torture test

Below is part of an email I received from Laura Burges whose marketing firm does SIG Saur’s PR. At the SIG Editor/Writer seminar they did a torture test of the upcoming SIG 516 rifle. Have all ingredients ready and set the temperature to a raw New England day to [Read More…]

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Danish Army upgrades their carbines

The Danish Army has just signed a contract with Colt Canada for 5000 Colt C8 IUR carbine. The carbines will be designed the M/10. The guns feature quad rails and a fore grip. [ Many thanks to Mark for emailing me the info. ]

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Rossi Rio Grande Lever-Action Rifle

The Rio Grande is Rossi’s a new .30-30 lever action rifle. As you can see above, it is available in either Realtree APG HD camo or wood. The barrel is 20″ and comes with buckhorn sights. The rifle weighs 7 lbs. MSRP is $499 – $610.

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Water cooled rifle

This bizarre rifle is apparently a Turkish made Winchester 1866 lever action with a extra long barrel, 17 round magazine and a water cooling device. I have never seen this Maxim gun style water cooling on a rifle before!

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Pakistani AK Bolt Actions

A couple of days ago I posted a photo of a crude AK rifle that had been turned into a bolt action. A few readers noted that they saw guns like it when they were serving in Afghanistan. These gun appear to have been mass manufactured, probably in the semi-autonomous [Read More…]

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Another Bushmaster ACR Review

Glenn M. Gilbert of American Rifleman reviews the ACR … Was the ACR worth the wait? To my way of thinking, the question is moot. Bushmaster didn’t tie up anyone’s money by taking orders it wouldn’t be able to fill or leave anyone hopelessly unarmed. The ACR [Read More…]

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Steyr Magazine Patent

Steyr Mannlicher has just been awarded a patent (US7698844) for an innovative rifle box magazine design. The patent application was first published by the USTPO back in 2008, so it may be already being used in some of the newer Steyr rifles (in the future I must start [Read More…]

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Steyr’s civilian 9mm AUG

Steyr Mannlicher (The European firm, not to be confused with Steyr USA) is selling , or will be so shortly, a range of AUG carbines chambered in 9x19mm NATO and 9x21mm IMI1. The STEYR AUG Z A3 9mm is a very cool looking gun. The standard model is chambered in 9mm NATO [Read More…]

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French Weapons Exhibition

A reader emailed in these photos which he took at a weapons exhibition run by a Paratrooper Association. The expo was held in Chambery, France, during the weekend. Sadly these guns are all demilled to comply with French law. Nazi symbols, which are present on some [Read More…]

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Mysterious Short Barreled FN FAL

I was emailed this image taken from the 1975 movie The Wild Geese. The movie, about a band of mercenaries, was filmed in South Africa. In one scene a merc is seen using a short barreled FN FAL (or R1, as the FAL was designated in South Africa). A number of countries [Read More…]

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Guns in St Petersburg

I have seen photos of guns on Google Street Maps before, usually of men outside gun shops, but never any as close up as this photo which was captured by maps.Yandex.ru, a Russian equivalent to Google Street Maps. The images seem to have been taken outside a gun or [Read More…]

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S&W M&P 15-22P Pistol

I don’t think “cute” is the word that is supposed to come to mind when you look at a black rifle. The M&P 15-22P has a 6″ barrel and a magazine capacity of 25 rounds. The MSRP is $585 and it will be shipping next month.

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Tactical AKs in Russia

While the tactical craze may have been largely lost on Izhmash, the official makers of the AK series of rifles, our Russian friends appear to be embracing it. The previous issue of the Russian Reporter magazine featured some very cool AK rifles. Unfortunately I do not [Read More…]

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Savage Edge review

Jeff Quinn has written a review of the new Savage Edge rifle. He gets greats accuracy out of it using factory ammunition … No groups measured in excess of the magical one-inch mark. I remember years ago when a typical hunting rifle took a lot of tuning and load [Read More…]