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Jake Holman Jr.'s Article – October 2012 Archive (3)

Slim Straight Recoil of the Campo-Giro

A far as aesthetics go, the Campo-Giro is one sleek little pistol. And it was born at the dawn of the 20th century.

In Weapons of War I've profiled a number of different methods of operation for pistols, from locking toggles to Browning actions. The Campo-Giro Model 1913 was simple in how it operated. The slim semi-automatic pistol relied on the rearward forces of the…


Added by Jake Holman Jr. on October 31, 2012 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

Great Rifle, Bad Timing: FN Model 1949

Sometimes a great rifle comes along and doesn't quite get its due. Sometimes its mischambered in an under-powered ammunition. Other times it falls victim to bad timing. That is the legacy of the stout and much overlooked Fabrique Nationale Model 1949.

Born in the years before the outbreak of World War II, the FN Model 49 was improved and refined by the Belgian weapons…


Added by Jake Holman Jr. on October 17, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Sweden's Skeleton LMG

Light machine guns have for the past 40 years been primarily belt-fed. While in the first half of the last century magazines were just as common, if not more, in light machine gun designs. Every nation seemed to come up with its own indigenous light machine gun design. From Sweden we have a magazine fed light machine gun that was a cleanly design and rather attractive dealer…


Added by Jake Holman Jr. on October 3, 2012 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

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