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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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Converting the Lebel to 7.5mm: The M27 Lebel

Final Prices: Rock Island December 2017 Premier (#72)

Gevelot 11mm Sliding-Chamber Pinfire Rifle

Madsen LAR: An AK for NATO!

Pronunciation: Is it carBEAN or carBYNE? And why?

Thorneycroft: A Victorian Bullpup Rifle with Volley Sights

The First Modern Military Rifle: The Modele 1886 Lebel

Final Prices: James D. Julia Fall 2017 Auction

Book Review: Captured Arms (Beutewaffen)

The .32ACP Dreyse Light Carbine

The Swiss Cheap Out: SIG 310, aka MP48

Parisian Needlefire Knife-Pistol Combination