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Michael’s Custom Saiga-12

Some time ago I posted a video of Michael shooting one of his Saiga-12 shotguns. He got in touch with me and explained that since then he has become a passionate Saiga-12 nut and now sells custom Saiga-12′s. Michael, who work as a designer / jeweler / metal smith, [Read More…]

Update on the Izhmash Bankruptcy

Spiegel Online reports: And now it appears that the financial difficulties facing the weapons manufacturer have reached crisis point: its very existence is threatened. A businessman in Izhevsk has filed a motion to declare Izhmash Arms bankrupt because of outstanding [Read More…]

Radom AKS, Tantal and Beryl Rifles.

Polish fireamr manufacturer Fabryka Broni Radom (FB Radom) unveiled for the first time at DSEi their new range of civilian rifles. The Aktyn Radom Sport family consists of three rifles which are semi-automatic versions of thier military counterparts: AKS assault rifle [Read More…]

A Mighty 2 Bore Muzzleloader

No other shoulder fired firearm throws a bigger mass of lead than the mighty 2 bore rifles. Ever since learning about the existence of these monster arms I have been fascinated by them. Sir Samuel Baker, the famous British adventurer, wrote about his personal 2 Bore [Read More…]

The Bronze 1911 pistol

I have seen guns made from bronze alloys before, but never an autoloader. Back in 1932 Colt and the Springfield Armory teamed up to test the suitability of using a die cast bronze alloy for gun parts. The Golden Gun The gun is exhibited at the Springfield Armory Museum. [Read More…]

Very interesting antique shotgun

Being the complete and certified gun nut that I am, few thing excite me more than coming across unique and exotic firearms, the more unique, exotic and arcane the better! Sucang, a resident of Xinhua, Taiwan, sent me these photos of his antique shotgun. He was hoping [Read More…]

Double Rifle fun

Those hardworking boys at American Rifle have been plinking African style with a double barreled rifles chambered in .470 Nitro Express. A spectator shouts “Fix bayonets!” 🙂 A question to those who know more about these things than me: I noticed that the [Read More…]