Anatomy: Lee-Enfield No.1 MkIII*

Anatomy Rifle UK LE No1 MkIII

Another one down!  One step closer to finishing our overall project.  Still so many pistols, SMGs, LMGs, and even a few rifles to go!

Briefly: Italian Vetterli-Vitali M70/87

Italian Rifle Vetterli-Vitali 70-87 tilt

Rifle Vetterli M70/87 Manufacturer various
Cartridge 10.35x47mmR Overall Length 53″
Action Rotation Bolt Barrel Length 33.2″
Magazine 4-rnds charger fed Weight 9 lb


Once, long ago, the new nation of Italy adopted their first rifle from the Swiss’ revolutionary repeating bolt action.  Sadly, they omitted the repeating part.  In 1887 they finally corrected this mistake.

Firearm Anatomy: Eight Pistols of WWII


For those of you who may not know, we’re in the middle of an Anatomy Project in an attempt to put together a heck of a book.  It will cover the major eight powers of WWII and we’ve already released the first batch of rifles.  Well now it’s time for phase two: pistols.  We’ve already provided the country summaries in the previous link so let’s get right to it.

Updated Q&D: Carcano Rifles


This Carcano Q&D was our first and since that time we’ve settled into a standard ratio so that all the Q&D images scale with each other.  We’ve also gone for a much cleaner white background.  So for this Monday’s project I took the time to reintegrate this old project.  If you’ve read it before, I apologize for the repeat.

Anatomy: Japanese Arisaka Type 38

Anatomy Rifle Japanese Arisaka Type 38

All right, second rifle for the Japanese Empire.  This time we have the earlier Type 38 long rifle.