History of Firearms – Matchlock

The matchlock rifle, often known as an arquebuses, improved on the handgonne by automating the ignition system with a “lock” that held the burning slow match and actuated by a trigger. WEhen activated, the slow match lowered onto a priming pan, igniting a...

CMP Eligibility Information

You asked for it, here it is! Edited from the CMP page on Eligibility By law, the CMP can sell surplus military firearms, ammunition, parts and other items only to members of CMP affiliated clubs who are also U.S. citizens, over 18 years of age and who are legally...

Guest Post: Mosin Nagant Bolt Camming Surfaces

Guest post courtesy of: This identifies the bolt camming surfaces and a potential problem with current imports. My previous videos were mostly text and pics – slideshows – but I decided to set a camera on the drill press and do this live. There are various theories...

Mosin Nagant Stripper Clips Part I

Guest post courtesy of: It’s no secret that a lot of us are frustrated to use stripper clips in the Mosin-Nagant. The causes vary, but can usually be narrowed down to any combination of four items. 1. Improper stripper clip loading. Though in theory the rounds...