Rifles

Featured Gun: Martini-Henry MKIV Pattern A For Sale!

During the Colonial period of the British Empire of the late 19th century, the royal army was on a mission to replace its Snider–Enfield, a muzzle-loader rifle converted to the cartridge system, which was the standard rifle for its army at the time. A new design emerged called the Martini-Henry. ... Read more

Featured Gun: 1 of 13 Ruger No. 1 in .458 LOTT For Sale!

Ruger, one of the nation’s leading manufacturers of rugged, reliable firearms for the commercial sporting market. Among their premium big game hunting rifles is the Ruger No 1. Complete with a strong, simple, compact falling-block breech mechanism with artillery-style breechblock and under-lever is ideally suited for today’s powerful cartridges. The ... Read more

Featured Gun: DWM Gewehr Model 1898 for Sale!

The Gewehr 98, a German bolt-action rifle firing the powerful 7.92×57mm Mauser cartridge replaced the earlier Gewehr 1888 rifle as the standard German service rifle and was the main German infantry weapon of World War I. The Gewehr 98 was issued to the military by the Ottoman Empire and by ... Read more

Featured Gun: Colt Sporter Competition Match HBAR AR-15 for Sale!

Thanks to its loyal following among target shooters, the AR-15 is a pillar of the gun industry, on of the most popular rifles for consumers and lodged into American culture. The AR-15 was developed in the late 1950s as a civilian weapon by Eugene Stoner. Revolutionary for its lightweight, easy ... Read more

Featured Gun: Springfield 1873 Trapdoor Rifle for Sale!

The Springfield Model 1873 was the first standard-issue, breech-loading rifle adopted by the United States Army. The gun, in both full-length and carbine versions, was the primary rifle of the United States Army from 1873 to 1892. According to the National Museum of the United States Army, The 10th Cavalry, ... Read more

Featured Gun: Gewehr 43 Rifle for Sale!

The Gewehr 43, commonly known as Hitler’s Garand, was developed by the Nazi regime during World War II. Chambered in 7.92×57mm (8mm Mauser), the design went into production in 1943 and were the most common self loading rifle utilized by Nazi forces. The design was based on the earlier Walther ... Read more

Featured Gun: an Authentic Model 1860 Spencer Lever-Action Carbine for Sale!

The Spencer rifle was the world’s first military metallic-cartridge repeating rifle, and more than 200,000 examples were manufactured in the United States by the Spencer Repeating Rifle Co. and Burnside Rifle Co. between 1860 and 1869. The Spencer repeating rifle was adopted by the Union Army during the American Civil ... Read more

Featured Gun: Winchester 1873!

The Winchester model 1873, world renowned as one of the guns that “won the west” were popular among pioneers, Native American warriors, cattle rustlers, outlaws, and lawmen during the Old West and westward expansion of the United States. Introduced in 1873, Winchester unveiled its new steel-framed Model 1873 chambering the ... Read more

Featured Gun: Scarce Winchester M1 Garand For Sale!

A truly iconic rifle and undisputed World War II champion, the M1 Garand asserted its dominance on the battlefields in both the Pacific theater and Europe. Heralded by General George S. Patton as the “greatest battle implement ever devised,” the M-1 Garand was the world’s first successfully fielded semi-automatic ... Read more

Manufacture Spotlight: SAKO

By James Martineau,

SAKO, manufacturers of fine bolt-action rifles, has made a fine reputation of designing high quality rifles through the last hundred years. Designed to adapt to the harsh conditions found in Finland, Sako rifles are renowned for their accuracy and reliability. Sakos rifles have been proven as an effective firearm ... Read more

Is that an M14? A Historical Overview of the BM59

By James Martineau,

In the 1950s the debate over the caliber that should be used in NATO was settled with the selection of the 7.62x51mm round. Italy, eager to catch up with other NATO nations, developed the BM59, a worthy battle rifle of the Cold War era. This rifle began production ... Read more

Featured Rifle: Shiloh Sharps Model 1874 NRA Limited edition commemorative from “Quigley Down Under” Up for Sale!!!

Mathew Quigley, the main character from the movie “Quigley Down Under,” is an American frontiersmen who travels down to Australia to apply his skills as a sharpshooter to accept a job from a wealthy rancher. Quigley’s rifle of choice was the Shiloh Sharps Model 1874, firing 45 caliber 110 grain ... Read more

Civilian Versions of Romanian AKM Rifles

By James Martinreau,

With the introduction of the Type 4 AKM receiver, the Soviet Union required its satellite states to produce their own variants of the AKM. In response, Cugir Arms Factory of Romania designed the PM model 63/65. This rifle continues to serve in the Romanian military after decades of ... Read more

All Hail The Omega III!

 

H. Koon’s Omega III Omega III

The culmination of high-quality craftsmanship and firearm design, the Omega III rifle is an extremely rare firearm produced in the 1970’s with only 1000 manufactured. This specific and highly coveted model was designed and manufactured at the original Omega Arms company before Hi-Shear Corp. bought the ... Read more