Tag: history

IDF Sniper Rifles

The Israelis, and their ancient forerunners, have had a history of snipers going back at least 3000 years since David famously took out Goliath with a sniper-esque head shot. The Doubletapper has written an article on the history of IDF snipers since the turbulent [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…]

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.

Real shooting Blunderbuss

A blunderbuss is a muzzle-loading firearm with a flared, trumpet-like barrel which discharges lead shot upon firing. It is the predecessor to the shotgun. The term blunderbuss is of Dutch origin namely donderbus, a combination of the Dutch terms donder (thunder) and bus [Read More…]

AK’s 60th anniversary

A very interesting video about the AK’s 60th anniversary. I like the following quote from the video “If it has given some countries the opportunity to gain freedom then it is a useful thing” – Kalishnikov It covers the history and current events [Read More…]

History of the Chinese M14 Clones

I came across a PDF, with no date or author, about the history of the Chinese M14 clones. It is a very interesting read! UPDATE: H2O MAN in the comments below let me know that the text comes from “M14 Rifle History and Development” by Lee Emerson. Thanks H2O [Read More…]

Medieval Archery

I came across a fascinating article discussing medieval archery, specifically the English victory over the French at the battle of Agincourt in 1415 which was won by the English longbow archers. Henry had approximately 5,000 archers at Agincourt, and a stock of about [Read More…]

AIA M-10 infomation

I read many shooting magazines from around the world and I came across this advertisement in an Australian magazine. It shows what must to be the current AIA M-10 range being produced. I scanned it into the computer. Click the image below to enlarge it. Australian [Read More…]