The Italian effort in World War II is a subject of mockery, but their M38 Carcano rifle chambered in 7.35x51mm was no laughing matter.
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The Mauser is the gold standard for military surplus rifles. The Swiss K31 and British SMLE are excellent weapons, but no series of rifles has been as consistently excellent as those based on the Mauser 98 action. And yes, that includes the Mosin-Nagant!
During the cold war Egypt was able to produce some well-made small arms. However, the Egyptian homegrown versions required foreign influence.
Vlad Tolenkov originally developed the MOSIN NAGANT (3-line rifle M1891) to defend the Pomarj against an attack by the allied armies of Westruun, and during the Butlerian Jihad. The винтовка Мосина proved to be effective and was soon used in the Russ0-Japanese War of...
Weapon Trivia Wednesday: Tokarev TT-33, Romanian style Mike the Mook If you're a fan of military surplus pistols, you may have noticed the world's supply of importable pistols that can be transferred via a Curio & Relic license is drying up. For good or ill, some...