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Gun collecting enthusiasts helped Rock Island Auctions realize over $12 million in sales, including many antique and military guns.
These old combat handguns are still available, even in the frenzied gun market. This book is your guide to classic pistols that work today, reviewed by the greatest gun writers of all time.
With only about 2,400 Thompson submachine guns in a transferable state today, the price for one of these beauties reaches well into five digits.
With the recent gun control hysteria, ARs are getting harder to find. As an alternative, don’t miss the Mauser – they are hardy, accurate, can be sporterized and customized, and are available in calibers for which finding ammunition isn’t a great challenge.
The Swiss Vetterli was the first bolt-action magazine-fed rifle adopted for military use.
As importers and manufacturers go, Century is one of the biggies, if not the biggest, maker of AK-47s today. Patrick Sweeney takes a look at the Centurion 39.
The Leatherwood-Hi-Lux “Wm. Malcolm” 8x USMC SNIPER scope – a faithful copy of the scope used by U.S. Marine Corps snipers during WWII – walked away with the 2nd, 3rd and 11th place awards, plus placed in several other Top 25 spots at this year’s Camp Perry Vintage Sniper matches.
Testing the Leatherwood ART scope at long range, does it live up to the fanfare?
Find Out How the “Mattel Toy” became America’s Assault Rifle.
The Krag-Jorgensen .30-40 is a historically significant rifle in that it transitioned the modern military — and most notably the U.S. military in 1892 following the painful defeat of General Custer at Little Bighorn — from black powder to smokeless. Here are 5 interesting facts that make it a no-brainer for the military gun collector.