Rifle: Finnish Mosin-Nagant Model 1891

 Finnish-M91-Tilt-s

Rifle Mosin-Nagant M1891 Manufacturer Various
Cartridge 7.62x54mmR Overall Length 51.5″
Action Rotation Bolt Barrel Length 31.5″
Magazine 5-rnds charger fed Weight 9.5 lbs

 

Finland’s declaration of independence made an instant enemy of the massive Russian nation.  Taking up left over imperial Mosin-Nagant rifles, they went to work refurbishing, repairing, and improving.  These Model 1891′s were the most basic of their modifications.

Pistol: Smith & Wesson Model 3 Schofield Revolver

US Pistol Smith and Wesson No3 Schofield Right

Pistol S&W No.3 Schofield Manufacturer S&W
Cartridge 11.5×28 mmR Overall Length 12.6″
Action Revolver Barrel Length 7″
Magazine 6-rnds, top break Weight 2.4 lb

 

This American classic has been represented in movies, TV, and video games for far longer than it ever served the U.S. Army.  Let’s take a step back a little earlier than we’re accustomed to look at this cowboy classic that became the basis for at least one long-lived military line of revolvers.

Video: The Nambu Type 14 Pistol

Our Poster Project is nearly 2.5x over funded! We definitely appreciate that every dollar has the value of someone’s hard work. So I have sequestered myself for the past five days in order to learn new video editing and special effects software skills for the site. I hope the effort shows as I’m presenting this first improved animation as a big, public “Thank you” to our supporters.

Briefly: Spanish Jo.Lo.Ar.

Spanish Pistol JoLoAr right

Pistol Jo.Lo.Ar Manufacturer HCA , OyV
Cartridge Various Overall Length Various
Action Blowback Barrel Length Various
Magazine Various Weight Various

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Jo.Lo.Ar design was applied to a family of pistols in various sizes and chamberings.  They were unified, however, by their unique loading choices.

Anatomy: Russian SVT-40

Anatomy Rifle USSR SVT-40

This one took some effort to figure out the disassembly, but was otherwise smooth sailing.  We’ll try to get an article out on the overall gun soon.