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Book Review: Vickers Guide: World War II Germany, Vol. 1

This new book offers a look at some of the most rare and interesting firearms used by Nazi Germany during World War II.

IWA Show Stopper: Krieghoff’s Gun of the Year—The da Vinci

The 2018 Krieghoff Gun of the Year is entitled “The da Vinci,” which spectacularly illustrates the life of Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) on the 500th anniversary of his death.

This Old Gun: German Gewehr 41(W)

The first nation to actually issue a semi-automatic rifle to its troops was Mexico, which, in 1908, adopted the intricate 7x57 mm Mauser repeater designed by native son General Manuel Mondragón.

I Have This Old Gun: Simson W625B .22 Trainer

By the early 1930s, Germany was working clandestinely to circumvent the military restrictions imposed on it by the Versailles Treaty. One way to get around prohibitions on military training was to obscure it under the guise of “sport.”

Uprising! Poland’s Fight For Freedom In Warsaw 1944

Seventy-five years ago, 20,000 Polish citizens—men, women and children alike—rose against their German occupiers.

Video—I Have This Old Gun: Femaru 37M Pistol

The Femaru 37M pistol is a World War II-era Hungarian firearm—a period in which the country was allied with Nazi Germany.

Buck Marsh: An American Rifleman In The Battle For Germany

An infantryman with the 3rd Armored Division figures prominently in the bestselling book Spearhead. Now 95 years old, Buck Marsh relates some of his combat experiences as a rifleman armed with the M1 Garand from three-quarters of a century ago.

IWA Postponed Due to Coronavirus Concerns

The largest firearm trade show in Europe, IWA Outdoor Classics, postponed its annual meeting due to ongoing concerns over coronavirus.

SIG Sauer GmbH Ended By Hostile Business Climate, Lack of Demand

A hostile German business climate against firearms manufacturers and a lack of demand led to the closure of the SIG Sauer GmbH plant in Eckernförde, Germany.

At The Range: Gewehr 98

Watch this American Rifleman "At The Range" video segment above to learn about the German Gewehr 98 service rifle chambered in 8 mm Mauser.

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