Rock Island Auctions Distances Itself from James D. Julia’s “Fake” Guns

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Written by Rock Island Auctions' Joel R. Kolander: In the business of firearms auctions, it is simply an unavoidable fact of life that one is going to come across what is known as a spurious...

Incendiary Image of the Day: Arthur Bremmer’s Revolver Edition

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At one time, the Charter Arms Undercover .38 above belonged to Arthur Bremer. Wikipedia.org informs us that Bremmer was "convicted for an assassination attempt on U.S. Democratic presidential candidate George Wallace on May 15,...

That’s Not an Assault Rifle! THIS is an Assault Rifle.

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Rock Island Auctions has a couple of gen-u-ine German assault rifles on the block, including "the grandfather of all German assault rifles." Here's their take on these extraordinary firearms: Thanks to two studious German military collectors,...

100 Years Ago Today: World War I-Enabling Assassination

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"On 28 June 1914, Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand visited the Bosnian capital, Sarajevo," Wikipedia informs. "A group of six assassins . . . gathered on the street where the Archduke's motorcade would pass. Čabrinović...

City Marshal of Ft. Worth Gunned Down

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Republished with permission from rockislandauction.blogspot.com Wild Days in Hell's Half Acre Lots of people and places of the Old West get spun into tales of "Pecos Bill" size proportions. One minute someone is a trying to...

Gun Review: Czech Vzor 58

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The Czechoslovakian Sa Vz. 58 assault rifle has to rank high as one of the least understood and most underappreciated military rifles of the twentieth century. Case in point: for many years I thought...

Obscure Object Of Desire: MAB Model A

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A French gun is an Obscure Object Of Desire? You're probably wondering how much wood alcohol got into the hooch I've been drinking all winter. But bear with me, because something like this gun...

Celebrating Texas’ Independence the Ranger Creek Distillery Way

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This coming Sunday is Independence Day in Texas, a time to reflect on the Republic that has adopted both Robert and myself. Founded after a rag-tag bunch of settlers refused to voluntarily turn in...

1911s of the Second World War

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Republished from rockisland.blogspot.com: When America decided to enter World War II after the Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor it was "all hands on deck." Everyone in the nation was contributing through whatever means necessary:...

Too Much Rail? Russian PP-19 ‘Bizon 2’ Hearts Picatinny – Big Time

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In Russia, rail rides you! This 'Bizon-2' subgun has a more extensive rail network than the entire United Kingdom. Never heard of the PP-19 Bizon before? You're not alone . . . The 'Bison' was...

Frankenstein Gun Of The Day: HK91-M4 Hybrid Abomination

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Some people think that any rifle can be improved by slapping an M4 buttstock on it. Got an AK? Slap an M4 stock on it! A 10/22? Slap an M4 stock on it! A...

Hey CZ: Where Are Our Dan Wesson Revolvers?

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Interchangeable handgun barrels and grip frames are really nothing new. Decades before SIG SAUER launched the P250/P320, Dan Wesson sold eponymous revolvers that could morph from a medium-frame snubnose to a vent-rib metallic silhouette...