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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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Wildey Survivor .45 WinMag: Perfect for a Backup Gun Match

Interview: Bill Chase on Restoring Collectible Firearms

Snabb Semiauto Conversion of a Dutch Mannlicher

MAT 49: Iconic SMG of Algeria and Indochina

MAS-38 Shooting Fail

Book Review: Col Chinn's 5-Volume Opus on Machine Guns

Dead Air PBS-1 Wolverine AK Suppressor

Machine Gun Terminology Part 2: SMG, PDW, & Machine Pistol

Marlin UD-42 from the Dutch Resistance

Full Auto at 1000m: The 7.92x41mm CETME Cartridge

Croatian Šokac SMG - A PPSh-41 Copy from the 1990s

"Carbine" Williams' Battle Rifle: The Winchester G30R