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The Thanksgiving Gun

The Thanksgiving Gun Thanksgiving is a time to enjoy family and friends and give thanks to … the Battle of Saratoga? It started with a gun The Institute of Military Technology recently found itself interested in a Brown Bess. This isn’t surprising, really, as the Bess is a staple of military technology interest. In the authors' opinion [...]

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The “Puckle” Gun

The "Puckle" Gun Noted historians have deemed this gun, “The First Machine Gun” - certainly, the first patented machine gun of it's kind, which was patented by James Puckle on July 25, 1718 in England. But was Puckle the inventor of this gun? Did he have a background in gunsmithing or machining? Was he forward-thinking as the [...]

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The Armalite X03 Prototype AR-10A Select Fire

The Armalite X03 Prototype AR-10A Select Fire Following the X01 and X02 the X03, also called the AR-10A, was demonstrated at several military installations across the United States. X03 incorporated several features that make it unique compared to later AR models including the upper and lower receiver mating, the one piece bolt carrier and buffer, and [...]

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Mauser Trench Gewehr 98

Mauser Trench Gewehr 98 Conceived in 1898, the Mauser Gewehr (Rifle) 98 is still the most iconic bolt action rifle design known today. Key features of this rifle's design include a cock-on-open bolt with two large locking lugs at the front and an added third safety lug to the rear as an improvement on previous Mauser models. [...]

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