Cold War Era


Post World War II, a Cold War ensued after and would last several decades to see who would emerge victorious: Communists or Democracies. With that, a race to innovate within each re-spective nation including firearms. With The United States’ M16 rifle or the Soviet Union’s AK-47 just to name a couple, each represented a clear distinction between both sides.

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Is that an M14? A Historical Overview of the BM59

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 in 1959 and has […]
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