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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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Fosbery's Pump Shotgun: An AR15 Bolt in 1891

Shooting the Ishapore MkIII Vickers-Berthier LMG

History and Disassembly of the Vickers-Berthier MkIII LMG

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

Book Review: Sturmgewehr! From Firepower to Striking Power

The DeLisle: Britain's Silenced .45 ACP Commando Carbine

Shooting the RSC-1918 and RSC-1917 French Autoloaders

France's Ultimate WW1 Selfloading Rifle: The RSC-1918

The Swedish Suomi M-37/39 Submachine Gun

Suomi M31: Finland's Famous Submachine Gun

Book Review: Training Rifles of Third Reich Germany

Shooting the Norinco QBZ/Type 97 NSR