Axis Milsurp Rifles of World War 2

Axis milsurp rifles are rarer than their allied counterparts. Their ammunition is rare and usually expensive, but they have a classic charm which modern polymer rifles lack. Much like their national counterparts, the Italians lag behind in terms of accuracy and quality, while the Japanese and German firearms pick up the slack. The Mauser in […]

Allied Milsurp Rifles of WW2

The service rifles of the Allied forces of World War 2 are, ironically, heavily influenced by the German Mauser. Milsurp collectors will enjoy them for their aesthetics, durability, and compatibility with modern ammunition. Great Britain – Lee Enfield SMLE (Short Magazine Lee Enfield) Mk III The British Lee-Enfield SMLE has a long development history stretching […]

Single Shots and Repeaters: Firearms of the Cowboy Era

The words “Old West” conjure up pictures of rough, unwashed men with wide-brimmed hats and six shooters on their hips. Rather than the single shots and repeaters which were so prevalent throughout the frontier, some say Samuel Colt and his single action Peacemaker were responsible for civilizing the frontier and bringing law to the badlands. […]