Frequent readers and those that follow Modern Rifleman on social media have likely come to understand that I am seriously fascinated by firearm technology and new/innovative designs. While this undeniably true, my firearms journey actually started in a much less advanced niche, as most of my earliest acquisitions were rifles used in the Second World War. As the grandson of… Read more »
Collectors who spend enough time around European firearms will often notice that the guns are littered with a variety of odd markings, letters, and other stamps that seem like some sort of secret code language from another world. Seemingly every European pistol or rifle has these markings, but rarely do product manuals or any other official literature cover what they… Read more »
As far as willfully ignorant anti-gun groups are concerned, the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence may well be the most moronic of the bunch. Kings of gun control agitprop and provocateurs in the most intellectually bankrupt way possible, the CSGV is composed of precisely the types of folks who project their instability on the rest of society. I’m a firm believer… Read more »
If you like history, especially military history, you really owe it to yourself to start watching The Great War channel on YouTube. The series started in July of last year and aims to follow the 4 year struggle of World War One in a week-by-week fashion, recounting events exactly 100 years after they took place. Host Indy Neidell does an… Read more »
After antiquated weaponry led to heavy Russian losses during the Russo-Ottoman War, Russian military leadership recognized the urgent need for a more modern infantry rifle. At the time, Russian forces were equipped with single-shot Berdan rifles that were woefully inadequate against newer, magazine-fed rifles. Over the course of the following decade, designers worked to develop a replacement for the Berdan… Read more »
Over the next several months, I will be going back over some of my rifles from the World War Two era to highlight the features that set each of these firearms apart from one another. The first of these “Classic Arms Reviews” will be the Soviet M91/30. Be sure to check back for the full rundown.
I found this letter in some of the documentation that my grandfather has shared with me from his time in the US Navy during World War Two. Thank you for your service veterans.
This is a pretty cool video I found today. Thanks Iraqveteran8888 for posting this. I think many of us forget just how powerful the firearms of our forefathers truly were.
As some of you may have seen, Mikhail Kalashnikov, creator of the AK-47, died today in Russia. There can be no doubt that he and his rifle have been vilified throughout the years, largely for the firearm’s role in bloody third world conflicts. Indeed from even an American gun owner’s perspective, I find myself somewhat conflicted about the man. However,… Read more »
The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed; a well armed and well regulated militia being the best security of a free country: but no person religiously scrupulous of bearing arms shall be compelled to render military service in person – James Madison (Proposed Second Amendment text) An article published by the National Constitution… Read more »