Category: Rifles

Steyr AUG A4 (ADI Austeyr F88 A4)

Matt recently comment on this post about the Australian AUG A4 (ADI Austeyr F88 A4): To clear up “125″ issues and confusion the A3 varient is to be upgraded to allow the firing of GLA and underslung shot gun attachment with the trigger finger. There is much [Read More…]

Para Ordnance TTR AR-15

Snowflakes in Hell (who, long overdue, is now on my blogroll) has photos of the Para Ordnance TTR AR-15. The Tactical Target Rifle features a unique recoil system above the barrel, which significantly reduces recoil and allows for a folding stock. The new Para Tactical [Read More…]

AR Five Seven: 5.7x28mm AR Upper

This is very interesting. A one piece 5.7x28mm modular upper that attaches to a AR-15 lower receiver and uses 50 round FN P90 magazines. TrueWPN at AR-15.com took these photos. Click to expand. Well this thing is interesting. Its a AR-15- PS90 cross bread. The one piece [Read More…]

Sako TRG spotted in South Ossetia

The photo below shows a couple of South Ossetia militia. The guy on the right is carrying a Sako TRG. It is unlikely Finland would allow arms exports to South Ossetia. It was probably bought on the civilian market and then exported. I cannot imagine that South Ossetia [Read More…]

Blackwater’s new AR-15: BW15

Blackwater announced that they will soon be selling AR-15s. Customers will choose what features they want and the Blackwater Armory will build it. Blackwater BW-15 The public seemed poised to receive Blackwater’s new BW15 rifle after handling two samples that featured [Read More…]

Stoeger X Series air rifles

Benelli USA is now importing the Stoeger X Series air rifles. The rifles come in a variety of models, finishes and scope options. They are all .177 in caliber and have a break barrel action. X5: Scoped, hardwood, 16.5″ barrel. The “Made in China” is [Read More…]

Variable velocity firearms

New Scientist has reported on a company that is developing a “Variable Velocity Weapon System” that works by mixing a liquid or gaseous fuel with air in a combustion chamber behind the bullet. This determines the explosive capability of the propellant and [Read More…]

The Fedorov Avtomat battle rifle

The Fedorov Avtomat is possibly the first (see comments) an early firearm used in action that would classify as a true self-loading battle rifle. Photo by Semen Fedoseev It weights in at about 4.4kg compared to the 7.7-8.8kg of the BAR: much closer in weight to that of [Read More…]

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…]

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…]

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…]

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…]

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…]

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