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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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SA80 History: L98A1 Cadet Manually-Operated Rifle

Webley 1913 Semiauto Pistol: Shooting

Webley 1913 Semiauto Pistol: History and Disassembly

SA80 History: L22A2 and Experimental L85 Carbines

MGD PM9 Rotary-Action Submachine Gun

Laumann 1891 and Schonberger-Laumann 1894 Semiauto Pistols

Book Review - The Lee Enfield, by Ian Skennerton

SA80 History: L85 A1 vs A2 (and the coming A3)

SIG KE-7 Light Machine Gun - More Complex Than Most

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

SA80 Series: The Pre-Production XL85 and XL86

Q&A #10: Collectible Surplus Guns and Dumb US Decisions