Two Classic Battle Rifles.

You can probably guess which ones I mean. Yeah, that’s how big of an impact they had on history. The M1903 Springfield and the Lee-Enfield (specifically, the SMLE No.1 Mk III). Both bolt-action guns (actually, both derived from the G98 Mauser design). Both shooting powerful .30 caliber cartridges with an effective aimed range in excess […]

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4 Nice Reproduction Rifles

As part of our historical rifle weekend, we shot 4 different reproduction rifles all dating to the latter part of the 19th century. In rough chronological order, these were the Spencer Repeating Rifle, the Remington Rolling Block Rifle, the Springfield Model 1873, and the Winchester Model 1885 (High Wall version). Here are our four reproductions: […]

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Review: Diablo 12ga double barrel pistol.

Want some fun? Get an American Gun Craft 12ga double-barrel pistol. Want a serious self/home defense gun? Get something else. Oops. I gave away my review’s conclusion. But you should go ahead and read the rest of this, anyway. * * * When one of my friends sent me a link about the new American […]

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The Martini-Henry .577/450

“OK, the Snider was fun. Let’s shoot that Martini-Rossi.” “Martini & Rossi is a booze brand, dumbass. The rifle is a Martini-Henry.” “Er … right.” * * * OK, I’m not saying that actually happened. But I will admit that historic rifles are not really my thing. Fortunately, my BBTI buddies are more knowledgeable. The […]

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