WORLD HISTORY AT WAR (AND PEACE) IN COLOR: Artist’s incredibly detailed handiwork breathes life into 150 years of historical pictures

WORLD HISTORY AT WAR (AND PEACE) IN COLOR: Artist’s incredibly detailed handiwork breathes life into 150 years of historical pictures

Friends, From a portrait of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria before he was assassinated in 1914, to a Vietnamese Mahayana Buddhist monk burning himself to death at a busy intersection in Saigon in June 1963, Brazilian artist Marina Amaral has...
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What Modern Weapons Would The Founders Want Americans To Own?

What Modern Weapons Would The Founders Want Americans To Own?

Historical revisionists love to pretend that the human right to bear arms reflected in the Second Amendment was specifically confined to Colonial-era muskets, and only then in the service of the aims of the state. That is self-evidently false, as anyone...
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Everyone needs to shoot a WW1 Water Cooled Belt Fed

Everyone needs to shoot a WW1 Water Cooled Belt Fed

This post is part of two others, about a recent range outing with some very historically interesting small arms, the DeLisle commando carbine, the M50 Reising submachine gun, and the Russian PM1910 Maxim heavy machine gun. All of these are...
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What Made The AK-47 So Popular?

What Made The AK-47 So Popular?

That name would be a nod to the rifle’s inventor. Mikhail Kalashnikov was born to a farming family in southern Russia in 1919. As a boy, he wanted to become a poet, but like a lot of young Russian men...
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Golden gun once owned by Nazi leader Göring is up for auction

Golden gun once owned by Nazi leader Göring is up for auction

Rock Island Auction Company in Illinois is putting the gold-plated semiautomatic pistol of Göringup for bid in September. The gun, a Walther PPK, has an estimated price of $250,000 to $400,000.  Rock Island Auction said the gun once owned by...
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