Guns.com looks at some of the most poorly conceived rifle designs in modern memory including the Chauchat Machine Rifle, Mauser Gewehr 41 and the Daisy 22VL.
Many nations who were victims of horrendous Nazi war crimes sought out these weapons as a form of both restitution and insurance they would never fall prey to such barbarity again.
If you have ever picked up a bolt-action rifle made in the past century or so, odds are, at least a few of its features owe a hat tip to a gun that dates back to an age when men were men and mustaches were waxed. That’s right, we are talking about the Mauser ’71, and it launched a gun-making empire.
Many collectors appreciate Yugo rifles, because manufacturers refurbish them to like new condition and import them dripping with grease and oil.
f you see one of these oil soaked treasures sitting in the corner of your gun store, pick one up. Price tags rarely go above $250, even for the supposedly more desirable M24/52C rifle. You’ll have yourself a fine piece of history, often in like new condition.
When you think German Army pistol, the Luger comes to mind. The thing is, the Germans themselves wanted something better and came up with one of the great-unsung handguns of all time. You may call it the P38 and its influence has been felt far and wide.
It looks like a rifle large enough to down a MIG with one shot. The reason is, it’s actually a shotgun and Mossberg has been the master of these oddball guns for decades.
Maybe it’s everybody getting their old, shined up cars out of the garage as summer sets in but Guns.com is feeling a bit nostalgic, so to scratch that itch we thought we would take a look at some classic 50s battle rifles.
The Mauser 98 is one of the most influential rifles ever designed, and it’s still making waves with the new M12 bolt-action rifle.