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

Sig Sauer P250 review

John Snow @ The Gun Shots has written a review on the Sig Sauer P250. Well worth a read. Took delivery of a new toy today—a Sig Sauer P250 in 9mm. For those not familiar with this handgun it has a hyper-modular design that allows you to mix and match different sized [Read More…]

cyclist’s gun

James has an interesting post on cyclist’s guns which were used by cyclist’s to keep dogs at bay back in the late 1800s. Well worth a read.

The Browning Hi Power for defense

Gunner’s Journal has a very in depth post about the Hi Power pistol. Highly recommended. Browning Hi Power Mk III As much I as I like these handsome pistols for informal target work, small game hunting, or just knocking around in the woods, their original purpose was [Read More…]

Double barrel phone zip gun

I was emailed this. It apparently was made in New Zealand but I do not have any other information. It uses a conventional zip gun design: a bolt in a tube with a threaded barrel. What makes it interesting is that it looks like both barrels can be fired at once by [Read More…]

Beware of SWHC

Market Watch has listed SWHC (S&W) as … “misleading earnings,” a situation where a company appears to have growing profits but where statements and footnotes in filings shows that the real bottom line is falling. Beware. .

20mm Rounds

Idiot has been reloading 20mm vulcan projectiles in 20x138b brass to fire from his Lahti cannon. 20mm vulcan projectile vs. .308! Lahti L-39 … Idiot is one brave man More photos here and here