Category : Q&D Guides


There is a lot of love out there for the Swiss K31 rifle.  A surplus darling, it’s inexpensive and very accurate.  But there were quite a few other Swiss straight pull rifles.  So let’s quickly cover them.

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We often think of the Krag-Jørgensen as a series of U.S. rifles and only occasionally about the Norwegian or Danish versions.  But there were a lot of Krag variants and we’ve covered them here.

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A Quick and Dirty Guide: Carcano Rifle Models


We’ve put together a simple visual guide to identifying the Carcano rifles. While there are only a handful of models, the caliber and fitting variations are numerous. Remember, what is presented here is just enough information to be dangerous. As we can lay hands on individual models and variations we’ll try to fill in the details. Otherwise, please enjoy this Carcano identification guide.

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