Tag Archives: history

New on Steinel blog: 45-70 staying power.

Why did 45-70 endure when its contemporaries went away?

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Gentleman Jack

One of my favorite recent portraits from Dragoncon. The young lady playing this character is also a talented costume designer.

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Philosopher’s Bullet.

Amusing myself with writing vignettes. Here’s one. Constructive criticism is welcome. ———————————————————- Philosopher’s Bullet. “We can try to fight our way out with just swords in hand and die. Sixty eight men, even in better armor than the savages, won’t get … Continue reading

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Before Olympic air guns — Zimmerstutzen: new on AllOutdoor

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A good friend, a long-time American by choice, wrote this excellent essay. I post and propagate it because my friend cannot without dire consequences to self and family from state authorities acting as employers, educators and officious busibodies. It’s sad … Continue reading

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The impossibility of surrender

Most gun owners don’t know exactly how many guns they own. That should not be a surprise: most mechanics couldn’t tell you how many wrenches they have, either. Guns are tools, and sometimes objects of collection, sometimes heirlooms, sometimes wall … Continue reading

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Film Review: Rebellion

Five-part mini-series about the Easter Uprising of 1916 in Ireland. I looked it up because the director just completed The Unknown Soldier about the 1944 Continuation War. Rebellion suggests that the movie will be worth watching. Plot 5/5 Visuals 4/5 … Continue reading

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Musings on Irish independence

Ireland lost 49,000 dead in WW1. Compared to that, combined revolution and civil war casualties in the 4-6 thousand range seem like a small price to pay for staying out of WW2 on either side. While Ireland seems no better … Continue reading

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A maquisard and his nemesis.

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A good question.

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Girls and Boys


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Then and now

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California, 25 years later

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On the importance of eye protection

Shooting without eye protection may be more authentic, but it’s a considerable risk. he same is true of shooting without hearing protection: blank shots aren’t very loud, but live rounds can damage hearing. Flesh-colored molded plugs won’t stand out, and … Continue reading

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Statues old and new

And a littler newer, a lot more crude. Not without charm though.

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Fighting doesn’t guarantee either victory or survival.

But inability to fight pretty much guarantees extinction or subjugation. The same applies to other ethnic, religious, and behavioural minorities.  

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Ethan Allen or similar Pepperbox revolvers

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Werndl, Chassepot or Dreyse rifles near Nashville, TN

Does anyone have one of those rifles and be willing to let me take photos of them?

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Inland M1 carbines: new on Alloutdoor

Reproductions of WW2 models and variations on the theme.

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Research assistant needed

A very close friend, a college professor, is looking for assistance with a research project. He’s looking for a student (high school or college) studying international affairs, or US history/government, or Eastern European or Russian history, or archival/librarian study, etc. and … Continue reading

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