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Jake Holman Jr.'s Article – May 2012 Archive (4)

Brick Magazine from Argentina

Magazines come in two basic types, single or double stack, meaning rounds are stacked in a single row or slightly staggered, doubling capacity and creating wider magazine. This is model has been standared for pistols, submachine guns and rifles for 70+ years, with the occasional "stick magazine" aberration.

In 1938 however, Argentina decided 20 rounds of pistol caliber…

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Added by Jake Holman Jr. on May 23, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Italy's Obscure SMG

Despite have a long distinguished firearms heritage, Italian smallarms makers during World War II seemed to have floundered in attempts to make the next great advance in weapons designs. They came close quite often, but inevitably fell short when finding that right next generation weapon. And while other weapons makers were utilizing standard methods of operation for their…

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Added by Jake Holman Jr. on May 16, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Argentina's .45 SMG

If you're a gun geek like me, something small, the littlest thing about a weapon can excite you. Sometimes its the method of operation, other times its the inventive way they solve weight or size issues.

For me the Argentinian Halcon M-1943 has a great stock. Yes, you heard me right, this pretty mundane SMG has a slight edge because of its design. But mundanity does…

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Added by Jake Holman Jr. on May 9, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Needle Versus Tank

Since starting Weapons of War I've profiled a number of World War II anti-tank or anti-material rifles, usually beasts of weight, size and power. Not truly anti-tank calibers by the late war, more effective against soft-skinned vehicles or lightly, these weapons were essentially oversized shoulder fired weapons. Germany fielded one such anti-tank rifle, the Panzerbuchse…

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Added by Jake Holman Jr. on May 2, 2012 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

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