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Assault Rifles

Balilla; Italian gun for the youth

A 1938 Grazian Balilla (top) and a late 1941 Grazian Balilla (bottom). The magazine of the 1941 model was almost identical to that of the FNA and Castelli Balillas, but the larger magazine was unique to Grazian production.
The magazine on early Grazian Balillas was made of a weak alloy that was easily damaged. By 1939, it was replaced by a steel magazine.
Here you can see a 1938 Grazian Balilla’s bolt action. The bolt itself is made of bronze, as can be seen where the surface finish has worn off. Also note the factory stampings at the front of the receiver.
The buttplate of the 1941 Grazian (left) is an exact copy of the regulation item. The bronze buttplate of this 1938 Grazian (right) has a significantly different profile.
This 1941 Grazian’s receiver ring has no logo stamping. It’s not common for a Balilla to lack a logo. Note the hectometer markings on the rear sight.
Except for their reduced size, the bayonet, bracket and front sight are virtually indistinguishable from that of the regulation service carbine.

Monday, November 23, 2015

The Rigid Inflatable Boat (RIB) was developed in the late 1960's and was originally conceived of for the role of life boats


Development took place at Atlantic College in Wales and the patented was awarded to Admiral Desmond Hoare in 1969. It wasn't long before Special Operations COMmands (SOCOM) from all over the world saw the inherent military applications for a lightweight, inflatable vessel sporting a fiberglass rigid hull. The RIB's characteristics are such that it allows the craft to fulfill sport and most military requirements with relative ease. RIB's come in a variety of sizes and most range between 13- and 40-feet in length. In 1997, US SOCOM chose the contractor USMI to manufacture the NSW RIB.






HK G36

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Bushmaster BA 50


Introduced in 2014, the BA 50 is a bolt-action rifle that retains the ejection port on the right side of the gun but moves the bolt handle to the left. It disassembles like an AR-15 for cleaning.

CALIBER: .50 BMG
BARREL: 30 inches
OA LENGTH: 58 inches
WEIGHT: 30 pounds (empty)
ACTION: Bolt
CAPACITY: 10+1

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Wilson Combat’s Super Sniper

Wilson Combat’s new Super Sniper, chambered in .308 Winchester/7.62mm NATO, delivers the firepower and accuracy that long-range tactical engagements demand. Shown with a Leupold 4-12x40mm VX-R scope.
Wilson Combat’s free-floating TRIM handguard allows shooters to mount accessory rails where needed, leaving the rest of the forend slim and lightweight.
The author’s test Super Sniper came with a 20-inch, unfluted bull barrel with a 1-in-10-inch twist rate and a target-style reverse crown for consistency.
The upper and lower receivers are given Wilson’s durable Armor-Tuff finish. Also note adjustable Super-Stoc and the “Starburst” texturing on the pistol grip.
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