Early last year, the Puerto Rican Police Bureau demilled and liquidated some of its old stocks of rifles as parts kits for private purchase. These kits give the average enthusiast the ability of building up a clone of one of the earliest evolutions of the AR-15 platform: the Colt Model 601.
As an improvement over the previous Model 1892 and with the added power of the smokeless .30 W.C.F. cartridge, the Winchester Model 1894 lever-action rifle was the most prolific American sporting rifle of its era.
Beginning in 1867, the Swedish military started fielding versions of the single-shot Remington Rolling Block rifle and carbine. In 1887, rifles—originally chambered in 12.7x42 mm R—were converted to the more modern, smallbore 8x58 mm R cartridge. The carbines, however, remained in 12 mm.
Some former G.I.-issue M1 carbines have been seen with two serial numbers instead of the traditional one stamped at the rear of the receiver. Why?
What, you’ve never heard of a “Wauser?” During the Chinese Warlord era, pistols of every description were bought from major Western gunmakers—and then indigenous copies were made at a host of facilities in China. It’s not much of a stretch to say that no two are exactly alike.
Marine Gunnery Sergeants are not only invaluable for their service in uniform, they also play an important role in the firearms industry with their expertise.