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  • Lot 2006: Rare Documented, Winchester 1873 "One of One Thousand" 1st Model

    11/26/2017 12:22:30 AM PST · by Swordmaker · 25 replies
    December 2017 Premiere Firearms Auction - Day 2 ^ | December 2, 2017 | By Rock Island Auction
    Estimate: $375,000 - $550,000 Description: Extremely Rare Documented, Winchester First Model 1873 "One of One Thousand" Lever Action Rifle with Factory Letter This is an exceptional example of a Winchester One of One Thousand Model 1873 Rifle with extensive documentation. Winchester manufactured 136 One of One Thousand Model 1873 rifles between 1875 and 1879. A letter of evaluation of this rifle by Winchester expert R.L. Wilson states that only about 30 of these rifles had been located by collectors and historians. In 1950 as part of the promotion for the movie "WINCHESTER 73", the Winchester Repeating Arms Company attempted...
  • Nashville Gunfighter Takes Out THREE Armed Robbers Single-Handedly

    04/22/2017 4:41:28 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 84 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | 21 Apr, 2017 | Bob Owens
    An unnamed person inside a Nashville (TN) sneaker shop went John Wick on three armed robbers last after they made the mistake of charging into the store with guns blazing. A man died after he was injured during a shootout at a Bordeaux shop late Thursday night. It happened inside retailer Hot Kicks, located in a strip mall at 3101 Clarksville Pike, around 11 p.m. Metro police told News 2 a group of people were inside the store when at least three armed suspects came in through an unlocked back door and began firing. One of the people in the...
  • 10 Most Expensive Firearms Sold in James D. Julia April 2017 Auction

    04/22/2017 3:14:14 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 20 replies
    The Firearms Blog ^ | April 18, 2017 | By Hrachya H
    James D. Julia auction is one of those places where most rare, unique and uncommon firearms appear. Their annual spring auction took place from April 11 to 13, during which they sold firearms worth of $16 million! So in this post, we’ll see what were the 10 most expensive lots sold during the auction. The guns are listed in the order of ascendancy of their price so that the least expensive is #10 and shown first.
  • AK-47 maker to up staff numbers as orders outpace production

    02/02/2017 3:27:01 AM PST · by dynachrome · 28 replies
    MSN (fake news) ^ | 2-1-17 | David Reid
    The maker of the AK-47 semi-automatic machine gun says it is to increase staff by 30 percent because of a surge in export orders. The Kalashnikov Group put out a press release from its Moscow office Monday stating that it will create a further 1,700 jobs this year. "Following the growth of production volume, which was driven by the rise in the number of export orders, it was decided to increase the number of the Group's employees," said Alexey Krivoruchko, chief executive of the Kalashnikov Group.
  • These Funky North Korean Guns Are Turning Up Everywhere: Type 73s appear on battlefields from [tr]

    12/01/2016 6:54:31 AM PST · by C19fan · 24 replies
    War is Boring ^ | December 1, 2016 | Joseph Trevithick
    Between February and March 2016, Australian and French sailors in the Arabian Sea seized small ships — or dhows — smuggling weapons, most likely to militants in Somalia and Yemen. These caches aboard the dhows included examples of one particularly rare firearm, the North Korean Type 73 machine gun. In November 2016, independent monitoring group Conflict Armament Research released a report detailing the captured weapons and their likely points of origins and destinations. According to the analysis, the shipments showed links between Iran and armed groups Tehran supports in the Gulf of Aden region.
  • Lot 406: Colt U.S. Contract Artillery SAA Un-Numbered Replacement Frame (Gun Porn)

    11/27/2016 9:52:44 AM PST · by Swordmaker · 81 replies
    Auction Zip ^ | December 2, 2016 | Rock Island Arsenal auction list
    Description: Rare and Unique Documented Colt U.S. Contract Artillery Model Single Action Revolver with Un-Numbered Replacement Frame Colt Artillery Model Single Action Army revolver with un-numbered replacement frame, barrel, cylinder and trigger guard. The Ordnance Department purchased 171 unnumbered replacement frames from Colt between 1874 and 1891. The left side of the frame is roll-stamped with the Colt three-date/two-line patent marking initially used by Colt in 1890 at approximately serial number 134,000. "A Study of the Colt Single Action Army Revolver" by Graham, Kopec and Moore states that the Army purchased six replacement frames from Colt on May 4, 1891....
  • A Sub-$700 Colt M4? The 5.56mm Colt Expanse. Full Review.

    09/20/2016 3:37:57 PM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 45 replies
    Guns America Blog ^ | 9/14/16 | Jon Hodoway
    When it comes to ARs, it all goes back to Colt. Sure, Eugene Stoner at ArmaLite developed the 7.62mm AR-10 that would evolve to become the AR-15 in 5.56mm, but it was Colt who purchased the rights to the latter design and not only captured government contracts for it as the M16 family of firearms, but also brought it to the civilian market at first as the AR-15 SP1 and then as the “Sporter” family of AR-15 rifles. Now, you should realize that while the AR is a well-accepted and extremely popular firearm today, it was extremely controversial in those...
  • Pure gun porn (Showing off my latest purchase)

    09/17/2016 11:38:20 AM PDT · by GeorgiaDawg32 · 120 replies
    Me | 9/17/2016 | GeorgiaDawg32
    My latest purchase. The picture isn't backwards, it's a left-handed ejection port. It's .223/5.56. It was built from the ground up by RRA. Sadly, it was lost in the great rowboat mishap of 2016.
  • Top 100 Best Gun Rooms.

    03/29/2016 6:51:13 AM PDT · by carriage_hill · 55 replies ^ | March 25, 2016 | TFB
    Bryan Cornwell of posted an article showing pictures of 100 gun rooms. Prepare to waste a lot of time drooling at these pictures.
  • Freeper Got a New Gun

    10/28/2015 7:37:31 PM PDT · by umgud · 53 replies
    Photobucket ^ | 10/28/15 | umgud
    S&W Performance Center Model 627, 2.625 inch barrel, 8 round cylinder, 357/38Ever want an impractical gun just cuz you want it? Well, I have and here it is.
  • From Russia with Love, Syria’s AK-74Ms

    02/24/2015 8:46:08 AM PST · by Perseverando · 42 replies
    bellingcat ^ | February 19, 2015 | Oryx
    The AK-74M has slowly earned its place as the most popular assault rifle currently in use with the various factions fighting for control over Syria. While originally acquired only in small numbers by Syria, recent deliveries ensured a now solid presence of this rifle in the war-torn country. The AK-74M is not only popular with forces of the Syrian Arab Army and the Republican Guard, but also with various other groups fighting for control of the country. Syia acquired its first batch of AK-74Ms in the late 90s, albeit in very small numbers. This very first batch was believed...
  • The Rise and Fall and Rise of America’s Last Battle Rifle (M-14)

    11/14/2014 6:18:16 AM PST · by C19fan · 62 replies
    War is Boring ^ | November 13, 2014 | Paul Richard Huard
    Critics said the M-14 was what happened when the U.S. government took many years and spent millions of dollars designing a rifle that was really just a glorified M-1 Garand from World War II. The M-14 was the U.S. military’s last battle rifle. It appeared in 1959—the contemporary of the Pentagon’s first jet fighters and ICBMs. With its heavy steel parts and walnut stock, the M-14 looked positively archaic. It was hardly a Space Age weapon. And it only endured as America’s battle rifle until 1970, when the M-16 completely superseded it—the shortest service record of any U.S. military rifle...
  • The FN FAL Was Almost America’s Battle Rifle

    10/06/2014 7:36:22 AM PDT · by C19fan · 29 replies
    War is Boring ^ | October 5, 2014 | Paul Huard
    It could have the United States’ main battle rifle. Instead, it became “the right arm of the free world.” Name a war, revolution, or revolt during the Cold War that involved the British Commonwealth, Western European nations or their allies and you found the Fabrique Nationale FAL in the hands of the soldiers fighting the battles. No wonder the FAL earned its nickname and became a symbol of the struggle against Communism. Starting immediately after World War II, FN produced two million copies of the Fusil Automatique Léger—or Light Automatic Rifle. More than 90 nations adopted the weapon. At one...
  • Smith & Wesson M&P Shield now Available Without Thumb Safety

    06/19/2014 6:37:23 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 40 replies ^ | 6-19-2014 | Smith & Wesson
    Smith & Wesson Corp. is now offering versions of its popular M&P Shield™ pistol in both 9mm and .40 S&W without the single-sided thumb safety. Brought to market after numerous requests from private citizens, law enforcement professionals and firearm retailers, the new models retain original design features that have helped to solidify the M&P Shield’s reputation in the marketplace as a reliable, accurate self-defense firearm. Whether deployed as a backup sidearm for police personnel, a deep concealment pistol for plain-clothes officers or an every-day firearm for concealed carry permit holders, the M&P Shield has been met with wide approval. The...
  • [vanity] Reloading advice for Springfield XDS compact 45

    04/07/2014 5:41:54 PM PDT · by Blueflag · 51 replies
    Optimum loads ^ | 4/8/2014 | blueflag
    Seeking advice and comment on the best reload spec for a Springfield XDS 3.3 compact 45.
  • This Is What a Gun Looks Like When It's Pointing Straight At You

    04/02/2014 9:31:39 AM PDT · by VanShuyten · 58 replies
    The New Republic ^ | 4/2/14 | Maia Booker
    The brainchild of Canada-based photographer Peter Andrew and Creative Directors Simon Duffy and Derek Blais, The Point Blank project shoots handguns in close-up, portrait-style, and straight down the barrel. In doing so, the project creates large-scale, extremely detailed, and uncomfortably in-your-face frontal photographs. The images have a jarring beauty in the symmetry of design, the depth-of-field, and the level of detail—all the more powerful for their implicit violence. These subjects have, quite literally, the power to kill.
  • Gun Manufacturers Rifle Making Suggestion

    05/18/2012 3:35:36 PM PDT · by Yosemitest · 154 replies
    me | May 18 2012 | Yosemitest
    Gun and Rifle manufacturers, I want your attention. I've been looking for a rifle/shotgun to take on a long hike, and there's not many choices. Take a look at Henry's U.S. Survival AR-7. It's a good product for backpacking, but too small on caliber. The fact that when it's packed inside its waterproof stock, it can float if dropped into water, and can be retrieved and will still work, is a great deciding factor. But being a .22LR is a detractor. Now take a look at the Rossi Circuit Judge and their many different variations. I like the 3-inch Magnum...
  • Arsenal Firearms Introduces Double Barrel Pistol (Gun Porn!)

    03/13/2012 6:07:23 PM PDT · by Sarajevo · 14 replies
    Guns & Ammo ^ | 12 March 2012 | Iain Harrison
    It may come as a surprise to some (and boy, do I feel like a cantankerous old geezer for saying this,) but firearms are a mature technology. We all have to be aware that just because you can do something, doesn’t mean you should” Following the invention of the double column magazine by Deudonne Saive, there really haven’t been a whole lot of original ideas coming out of the handgun industry for the last 75 years. Yes, I know, underqualified hacks like me will tell you all about the latest whizbang doodad from SHOT show, but in comparison to say,...
  • EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: 'Sons of Guns' star lists favorite explosions from shows past

    02/22/2012 9:49:36 AM PST · by US Navy Vet · 17 replies · 1+ views ^ | February 22, 2012
    "Sons of Guns" has become the go-to show if you want to see things get blammed up big time. In celebration of its new season, premiering Feb. 29, Discovery put together this montage of the best explosions from seasons past exclusively for, and hooked us up with Stephanie Hayden, the business manager of Red Jacket Firearms and daughter of its founder, Will Hayden. Stephanie Hayden, 25, is known as the brains behind the "Sons of Guns" operation. Her weapon of choice? The Supressed AK-47, Her favorite explosion? "The house I set up was one of my favorite explosions because...
  • ‘Chicks with Guns’: Photographing women who love their weapons

    02/03/2012 10:35:57 PM PST · by redreno · 34 replies · 1+ views
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | Friday, Feb. 3, 2012 | 2 a.m. | By Tom Gorman
    A landscape artist-turned-portait photographer, Lindsay McCrum enjoys exploring gender-based stereotypes. She has photographed young boys playing in military costumes with toy guns and young girls dressing up in their mothers’ fancy clothes. After reading a provocative article in 2006 about the burgeoning gun business in the United States — an estimated 20 million women own guns — McCrum set off on a journey of discovery, photographing women and their weapons. Meticulously, McCrum took portraits of 280 women and selected 81 for her coffee-table book, “Chicks With Guns,” which came out Oct. 1. A few portraits might conjure images of Annie...