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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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Prarie Gun Works Timberwolf: British Trials Sniper Rifle

MAS-36: The Backup Rifle is Called Into Action

Book Review: The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare

MP-40/I: The Dual-Magazine Experimental MP-40

Communist Heresy: Norinco's M305A M14 in 7.62x39mm

Fosbery's Pump Shotgun: An AR15 Bolt in 1891

Shooting the Ishapore MkIII Vickers-Berthier LMG

History and Disassembly of the Vickers-Berthier MkIII LMG

Final Prices: RIA September 2017 (and what I bought!)

Book Review: Sturmgewehr! From Firepower to Striking Power

The DeLisle: Britain's Silenced .45 ACP Commando Carbine

Shooting the RSC-1918 and RSC-1917 French Autoloaders