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The Vz. 52: From Suez to the Bay of Pigs

When the Czech military ordered up a new service rifle, it hardly could have imagined that the rifle's career in combat would be held to struggles among Third World forces. This is the story of the Vz.52.

Remington Autoloading Shotguns: The Epic

America’s oldest gunmaker has been building semi-automatic shotguns for more than a century. Today, models such as the Versa Max and V3 join the ranks of the 1100 and 11-87 as proof of Big Green’s commitment to the technologically advanced self-loader.

By the Decade: Wiley Clapp's Favorite Handguns—The 1980s

Smith & Wesson's elegant workhorse wheelgun, the Model 57/58 in .41 Magnum, is Wiley Clapp's pick for his favorite handgun of the 1980s.

Finding the Forgotten .41 Rem. Mag. Cartridge

This half-century old revolver cartridge may be flying under the mainstream's radar but it's still alive and well.

Ammo for the Forty-One

Back when I was shooting IHMSA and loading my own ammo, I became a devotee of the middle magnum—the .41.

Hangin’ In: The .41 Magnum

For sheer perserverence in the face of adversity, you can’t beat the grand old .41 Magnum. Although this so-called “middle magnum” was never on the top of the heap in revolver cartridge popularity, it stoutly withstood repeated efforts to cancel it out. This business of a revolver that was not just a supplement to the sporting rifle, started with the .357 Mag. in 1935.

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