Author Archives: Bob Ball

The Gran Chaco War, 1928-1935

A look at the history of the Gran Chaco War with resulting supply and current values of Model 1891 Argentine Pattern, Model 1903 Turkish pattern, Model 1908 long and short rifle and Model 1907 rifle and carbine Mausers.

The Way It Was

Believe it or not, no one flinched later when I dragged a rifle down the sidewalks of West Hartford, flushed with pride at my latest find. When I view that journey through the prism of today's politically correct mindset, its amazing that no one seemed concerned about a child carrying a rifle and bayonet...