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Video: Rare WWII German Military Guns

When it comes to firearms collecting, military arms are hot, but few come close to the firearms documented in this video. The German rifles show here are extremely rare and, in turn, boarder on being priceless.

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Video: BAR Lives Again as the HCAR

Ohio Ordnance Works has produced an updated version of the BAR. And while it may have a new look, the H.C.A.R. is equally as devastating as its forebear.

??) The author’s 1943 M1, about 1986, by which time the barrel had been replaced, displayed and photographed here with vintage ammo and U.S.M.C. militaria, on a World War II vintage camouflaged shelter half.

The Ever Popular and Collectable M1 Garand

Touted as the greatest battle rifle ever, the M1 Garand's is one of America's most storied firearms. The M1's rich history continues to grow today, as this rifle remains a popular option among collectors and competitors.

Israel Weapons Industries has introduced its new sniper rifle, the DAN .338 a .338 Lupua Magnum.

IWI Introduces Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle

Israel Weapons Industries continues to make plenty of waves in the tactical world. Its most recent, a new bolt-action sniper rifle, is a marked break from the company's previous precision platforms.

The Beretta M9, in service since 1985, might soon be replaced as the U.S. Army's service pistol.

Army Shooting to Replace Beretta M9

The Beretta M9 has been in military service for nearly 30 years. But recently, the Army has signaled it aims to replace the 9mm with a more reliable and powerful pistol.

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AR-15 Review: The Colt AR15A4

Shooting the Colt AR15A4 is a pleasure. Not that any 5.56/.223 AR has a lot of recoil, but with the reduced muzzle flip of the longer barrel and gas system, this thing can really rock and roll.

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Video: In Memory Of Mr. Kalashnikov, 700 Round AK Burn

Firing 700 rounds through an AK seems a fitting tribute to the late Mikhail Kalashnikov and his ever-reliable design. But will the gun used in this test catch on fire, melt or ultimately triumph? Watch the video and find out.