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Ian McCollum is a self-described professional gun nerd, passionate about firearm design, manufacture, history, and practical use. He is always looking for rare, experimental, and unusual firearms to learn about, and loves sharing that interest with others.

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Finland Shooting Montage: Maxims and Mosins and Suomis, Oh My!

Model 1907/15 Berthier: The WW1 Standard Infantry Rifle

Literature Review: English-Language Books on French Firearms

W+F Bern P43: A Swiss Take on the Browning High Power

Colonial Berthiers: 1902 Indochina and 1907 Senegalese

Light Machine Guns in Finland: DP-28 vs LS-26

Model 1892 Berthier Artillery Musketoon

B&T VP9 Silenced Pistol: A Modern Welrod

Modele 1890 Berthier Cuirassier Carbine

Book Review: Ott-Helmuth von Lossnitzer (Mauser 1933-1945)

Modele 1890 Berthier Cavalry Carbine

Shooting the EM-2 in .280 British