Military Surplus Magazine 2013 Cover

Military Surplus 2013

EDITOR’S NOTE AMERICA’S ORIGINAL WARFIGHTER By Jorge Amselle The internationally…

EDITOR’S NOTE

AMERICA’S ORIGINAL WARFIGHTER By Jorge Amselle
The internationally renowned M1 Garand—a classic .30-06 battlefield warrior!

WEHRMACHT’S WARHORSE: THE K98 MAUSER By Glenn Gilbert
Born for war and refined through combat, the Germans’ 8mm military rifle perfected!

JOHN BROWNING’S MASTERPIECE By Fred Demara
With a century of unparalleled service, the M1911 is now starting on its next 100 years!

MOSIN-NAGANT 7.62x54R By Denis Prisbrey
The M91/30—a Soviet warrior from the battlefields of WWII and beyond!

U.S. M1 .30 CARBINE By Fred Demara
The ultimate personal defense weapon beloved by GIs!

YUGO M.59 SERIES By Paul Scarlata
Before the AK47, the 7.62x39mm M.59 series secured Yugoslavia’s borders!

THE CLASSIC WALTHER P.38 By Glenn Gilbert
First military double-action pistol leaving its mark on WWII history.

RUSSIA’S RUGGED 7.62x25mm By Leroy Thompson
The Tokarev TT33 autoloader stood fast against Nazi aggression!

M1903 SPRINGFIELD By Robert Sadowski
America’s first and last .30-06 bolt-action combat rifle.

STRAIGHT-PULL SWISS 7.5mm By Paul Scarlata
Switzerland’s soldiers are superior marksman, and they carried the deadly accurate Karabiner 1931!

SWISS-STEEL PRECISION By Leroy Thompson
Renowned 9x19mm military pistol—the ultra-accurate SIG P49.

AUSTRIAN STRAIGHT-PULL CARBINE By Paul Scarlata
Hard-pounding 8mm Österreichisches Repetierkara- biner M.95/30 straight-pull bolt action that outlasted the Nazis!

THOMPSON’S “TRENCH BROOM” By Fred Demara
The real story behind the revered .45 ACP “Tommy Gun” that fought all over the world!

CURIO & RELIC LICENSE By Jeremy D. Clough
Find out how a C&R gets you into military-surplus guns!

COLD WAR RARITY By Paul Scarlata
The Czech’s didn’t bow to the Soviets—they created the 7.62mm Samonabíjecí Pistole vzor 52!

CIVILIAN MARKSMANSHIP PROGRAM By Jorge Amselle
U.S. military firearms retired from active service, but available for purchase by cilivians!

SURPLUS GUN AMMO By Jorge Amselle
Tracking down bullets that won’t corrode your classic firearm or break the bank!

BEFORE THE BERETTA M9 By Paul Scarlata
Italian military and law enforcement’s powerful 9mm Modello 1951 semi-auto!

SOVIET PPS-43 SMG By Leroy Thompson
A World War II 7.62x25mm subgun rises from the battle of Leningrad!

GOVERNMENT MODEL REVOLVER By Todd G. Lofgren
Smith & Wesson’s Hand Ejector Model of 1917—the doughboys’ .45 ACP warhorse!

THE LAST MILITARY MAUSER RIFLE By Paul Scarlata
The Yugoslav Puska M.48A, a deadly 8mm Mauser, from tribes to world wars!

PISTOLE PARABELLUM By Leroy Thompson
The P.08 Luger—iconic auto-pistol that combines elegant design with battle-born capability!

DE-GREASING SURPLUS GUNS By Robert Sadowski
Get that gunk off your classic weapon and call it back to duty!

REFERENCE BOOK REVIEWS
A round up of informative reference books on historic firearms.

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