The 1896 Swedish Mauser

The Swedish m/96 rifle, which civilians generally call the Swedish Mauser Model 1896 or just the “Swedish Mauser,” was introduced two years after the famous 6.5×55 cartridge and became its most enduring home. Both rifle and cartridge were tremendously successful. via Pocket
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USN / USMC Remington Model 870 Shotgun

Small-arms comprise those gun-type weapons normally carried and used by infantry personnel and include shoulder-fired rifles, automatic rifles, carbines, pistols, revolvers, machine-guns (up to 0.60 inches in caliber) and shotguns. via Pocket
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Military Caliber/Rifle For the 21st Century – Part 1

There has been a multitude of cartridges that have been used by the worlds Military Forces, and to compare all of them in the pursuit of the “perfect calibre” for the 21st Century would take many pages and many hours of research. via Pocket
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The .45 is Coming Back to the Military

I hope most remember the old TV serious Gun Smoke that was on the air for the first half of my life and now is seen in reruns. The opening scene was Marshal Matt Dillon pulling his Colt Single Action Army .45 six-gun and shooting some off screen bad guy. via Pocket
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Gewehr 98 Mauser Rifle

Where It All Began: The Gewehr 98 Mauser Rifle The Mauser 1898 described in this article. Photo by David Tong.The brothers Peter Paul and Wilhelm Mauser were probably the second-most prolific gun designers in history. Only John Browning can claim more designs going into series production. via Pocket
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Future Battle Rifles and Carbines

Right now there are two things currently being researched to give greater CQB abilities to troops. The military is working on a 6.5mm cartridge, and Knights Armament (who supplies the Mark 11 mod 0 Stoner SR-25’s for the SEAL’s as “Designated Marksman Rifles”) has put out the Knights SR-47. via Pocket
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AK-47: Why the Past Might be the Future

Mikhail Kalashnikov´┐Żs seminal design of 1947 became the single most produced small arm in world history and the reasons for it are as unique as its designer. The experience of the Soviet Union during the Great Patriotic War (known elsewhere as World War Two) gleaned several important lessons. via Pocket
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