MILITARY SURPLUS 2014

Classic military firearms for devoted history enthusiasts!

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MILITARY SURPLUS 2014

    SOVIET SNIPER
    By Denis Prisbrey
    The M91/30-based Mosin-Nagant PU, Mother Russia’s 7.62x54R sharpshooter!

    SOUTH AMERICA’S .45 SLABSIDES
    By Paul Scarlata
    The Argentinian Modelo 1927 brought Colt’s classic 1911 south of the Rio Grande.


    PERSIAN MAUSER

    By Paul Scarlata
    Going hands on with the classic Iranian 8mm vzor 98/29 military rifle!

    CZECH MILITARY VZ. 82
    By Mike Beliveau
    The 9x18mm pistol exemplifies the independent streak of Czech weapon ingenuity!

    .22 SHORT MAGAZINE LEE-ENFIELD
    By Paul Scarlata
    Rare and collectible rimfire training variant from the classic series of British military rifles.

    CHINESE TYPE 56 7.62x39mm
    By Michael O. Humphries
    Rare post-WWII SKS puts real combat-history in your hands.

    MARTINI-HENRY .450
    By Peter Suciu
    Single-shot breechloader of the British Empire that heralded the changing face of modern warfare!

    GERMANY’S GARAND
    By Glenn Gilbert
    The 8mm G43—the Third Reich’s semi-auto rifle designed for the front lines.

    SOVIET NAGANT REVOLVER
    By Denis Prisbrey
    The fascinating Russian “gas seal” 7.62x38R M1895 combat service revolver!

    CZECH VZOR 24 RIFLE
    By Paul Scarlata
    Classic Mauser-based service rifle that fought on all sides of conflicts around the world!

    THE GREAT WAR’S GARAND
    By Garry James
    France’s RSC M1917 helped establish the viability of the semi-auto battle rifle in the trenches of World War I.

    WEBLEY WILKINSON
    By Leroy Thompson
    British .455 wheelguns reveal the lives of WWI-era warriors.


    SWEDISH LAHTI

    By Paul Scarlata
    Sweden’s intriguing adaptation of the classic 9×19 Finnish combat pistol.

    THE OTHER BROOMHANDLE
    By Dennis Adler
    Astra’s 7.63mm Model 900—the Spanish sibling of the classic Mauser C96.

    TRAPDOOR SPRINGFIELD
    By William Bell
    America’s first breechloading military battle rifle!

    WAR-FORGED HELMETS
    By Peter Suciu
    From the trenches to today—origins of the modern steel combat head covering.

    M97 TRENCH GUN
    By Leroy Thompson
    Winchester’s 12 gauge close-quarters scattergun that served in WWII and beyond!


    M1 TREASURE HUNT

    By Michael O. Humphries
    With a visit to the CMP, you get the opportunity to hand-select your perfect M1 Garand.

    9×18 MAKAROV HANDLOADS
    By Mike Beliveau
    Making cost-effective practice ammunition for this capable Soviet round.

    SWEDISH MAUSERS
    By Paul Scarlata
    The 6.5mm Gevär m/38 and the Karabin m/94 ensured the nation’s armed neutrality.

    THE MYSTERIOUS MURATA
    By Garry James
    With the end of Japan’s isolationism came trade, new weapons and the enigmatic Type 13 rifle!

    NATIONAL VINTAGE RIFLE MATCH
    By Jorge Amselle
    History comes alive with the CMP and a host of classic military firearms.

    THE SWISS LUGER
    By Leroy Thompson
    Classic .30 Luger combat pistol forged for use by Switzerland’s citizen solders!

    NATIONAL MATCH TRIGGER
    By Walt Kuleck
    How to tune the trigger on your classic M1 Garand.


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