How the 429 DE Stacks up Against 44 Mag and 50 AE (VIDEO)

Magnum Research‘s new .429 DE cartridge shows potential but how does it compare to the legacy .44 Magnum and .50 AE rounds? To find out, Scott with Kentucky Ballistics managed to get his hands all three and pits them against each other on a pine board test while running a chrono.

The new .429 DE is essentially a .50 AE necked down to accept a .44 slug with a sharp 30-degree shoulder and a neck long enough to hold a 240-grain bullet without setback under recoil. Capable of producing velocities in the 1,600 fps range with 240-grain bullets (and 1,750 fps with 210s), Magnum Research says the resulting cartridge has a 25 percent uptick in velocity and 45 percent increase in energy over a .44 Mag from a 6-inch barrel.

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If You Want to See Over 50 Different WWI Guns in Action, This is for You (VIDEO)

From motorcycle-mounted Vickers machine guns to Glisenti pistols and Winchester Trench Guns, this amazing supercut has you covered.

Over a four year period, the Historical Breechloading Smallarms Association compiled a series of more than 50 clips of Great War period (1914-1918) guns being fired. The above 40-minute mashup starts with a vintage Matchless motorcycle combination with a sidecar mounted Vickers machine gun and just gets better from there.

Running through the machine guns to include the Chauchat, Lewis, and others, they move into the pistols and revolvers of WWI with everything from the Russian Nagant 1895 and classic Colt 1911 to Spanish .455 S&W clones and a Broomhandle Mauser C96.

Then comes the rifles, ranging from British classics that aren’t seen very often such as the Lee-Metford 1888, Jeffrey 1908 magazine bolt-action rifle .333 Jeffrey (good luck finding that at an ammo dealer!) and an SMLE Sniper to a Russian-contract Winchester 1895 magazine lever-action rifle in 7.62x54R. There are also such neat-o finds as a Chandler Trench Periscope adaptation of a Long Lee-Enfield Rifle and a Winchester trench shotgun slam-fire demo.

More detail on each of the demos over at the HBSA’s site.

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New 8x22mm Nambu Ammo Headed to Market

New 8x22mm Nambu Ammo Headed to Market

An estimated 475,000 Japanese Type 14 and Type 94 Nambu pistols were made, with many coming back to the U.S. after WWII as war trophies. Steinel Ammo is now making new cartridges for these relics. (Photos: Chris Eger/Guns.com- pistol, Steinel- ammo)

Ohio-based Steinel Ammunition announced this week they are making new factory ammo for Japanese Nambu pistols. The rimless, bottleneck 8x22mm cartridge was developed in 1904 by Kijiro Nambu, a firearms designer often referred to as the “Japanese John Browning.”

Used in Nambu’s Type 14 and Type 94 pistols as well as his Type 100 submachine gun in World War II, the low-powered cartridge had a reputation in military service as being on the anemic side, especially when compared to .45 ACP rounds. While no guns chambered for the round have been made since 1945, officials with Steinel feel there is a desire among potentially thousands of Nambu enthusiasts in the States for the round.

“Unless you are adept at loading your own ammunition, we find many classic firearms owners are just keeping these unique historical pieces in the safe,” said Andy Steinel, president of Steinel Ammunition. “So many Marines who served in the Pacific theater during World War II either captured or picked up one of these Type 14 or 94 Nambu pistols. They are incredibly fun to shoot, offer light recoil and their unique design is still copied by firearm designers today.”

Steinel noted that no less a firearms designer than Bill Ruger is believed to have used the Nambu handgun series as inspiration for his own Standard .22LR pistol in 1949.

Using an 83-grain full metal jacketed bullet, Steinel is marketing the new production Nambu cartridges in 25-round boxes for $26.99.

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From the Guns.com Warehouse: A Pile of Colt Gold Cups (PHOTOS)

Colt Gold Cups

What’s not to like about a Colt Gold Cup? (Photos: Richard Taylor/Guns.com)

An absolute classic offshoot of the standard M1911, the Colt Gold Cup series are iconic match pistols, and we have several up for grabs from the Guns.com warehouse.

John Moses Browning’s celebrated 1911 design was adopted by the U.S. military just in time for World War I and soon after Colt began to respond to feedback to tweak the gun for further use. In January 1932, Colt responded to the common fine tuning done to service pistols by military marksmen at the National Match competitions in Camp Perry by introducing the National Match series of accurized 1911s that offered upgrades such as hand-fitted internals, match barrels, checked triggers and mainspring housings and adjustable sights. This model proved popular until it was suspended in 1942 due to the pressing needs of World War II.

In 1957, Colt rebooted the concept as the “Gold Cup National Match” line and has retained the terminology ever since. Fundamentally, these guns have been the benchmark for right-out-of-the-box competition pistols for more than a half-decade with Colt long describing them as “the finest shooting semi-automatic in the world.” With that being said, many have also turned to the reliable all-steel longslide for personal protection and in the good old days when the wheel gun was king for law enforcement, it was not uncommon for members of LE shooting teams to carry their otherwise competition NM 1911s for everyday use.

Originally introduced with the square-bladed Colt Accro adjustable rear sight — which was later changed out as the series progressed, the guns featured slanted serrations on the slide as well as a grooved 7/16-inch flat rib in the 12-o’clock position, the latter feature giving the gun a distinctive “flat-top” appearance. Other improvements include a flat mainspring housing, larger ejection port and several minor internal differences from the standard GI 1911.

Our current selection of Gold Cups that is up for grabs from our extensive gun library covers a wide range of the gun’s production history, covering about a 30-year range.

This MK IV Series 70 Colt Gold Cup National Match from 1983

This MK IV Series 70 Colt Gold Cup National Match from 1983 and includes factory Elliason rear sights, an adjustable trigger, and a beautiful finish for its age. It comes with its original box and paperwork. Colt stopped producing this model in 1983.

This stainless 80 Series Colt Gold Cup hails from 1993 and has wraparound grips

This stainless 80 Series Colt Gold Cup hails from 1993 and has wraparound grips

This Colt Gold Cup Trophy is a 1999-vintage gun

This Colt Gold Cup Trophy is a 1999-vintage gun. The Trophy series started in 1997 and this example includes Elliason rear sights and a wraparound grip. Of note, this beautiful Colt is currently just $999.

A more modern gun, this slick circa 2013 Series 80 Colt MK IV Gold Cup National Match “round top” has imitation pearl Colt grips and a skeletonized trigger.

This certified gun still has the original Colt rubber grips as well as an extra mainspring in its original factory case.

Gold Cup National Match, of recent manufacture, is one of Colt's Series 70 O5870A1 style flat tops

This Gold Cup National Match, of recent manufacture, is one of Colt’s Series 70 O5870A1 style flat tops, a more retro styling that Colt has been going with in recent years.

For home defense, competition use or sheer collectability, it is hard to beat a vintage Colt Gold Cup 1911.

Colt Gold Cups 70 and 80 series National Match and Trophy models

We always have several Gold Cups on hand, with our current selection ranging across nearly a four-decade span of the type’s construction.

However, for those who would like to go with something new and take it from there, Colt still makes the Gold Cup line in both 70 and 80 series and Guns.com can help you out with one of those bad boys as well. Check out the video of the new stainless 70 Series Gold Cup Trophy we caught up a while back.

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Auto-Ordnance Salutes 75th D-Day Anniversary with Custom Guns (PHOTOS)

Auto-Ordnance Salutes 75th D-Day Anniversary with Custom Guns (PHOTOS)

Auto-Ordnance has a trio of commemorative firearms paying homage to the men, units, and feats of courage related to D-Day. (Photos: Auto-Ord)

Thompson Auto-Ordnance has landed a series of GI-style guns in a salute to the upcoming anniversary of the D-Day invasion of Normandy in World War II.

In remembrance of Operation Overlord, which saw more than 160,000 Allied troops descend on the coast of France on June 6, 1944, Auto-Ord has unveiled limited edition, commemorative models of their Thompson .45 ACP semi-auto rifle, 1911A1 .45ACP pistol, and M1 .30-caliber Carbine. Each carries custom engravings by Outlaw Ordnance of West Monroe, Louisiana.

“America’s brave warriors were called to do the impossible, beginning the struggle to wrest Europe from the hands of Nazi tyranny,” says the Pennsylvania-based company of the D-Day invasion. “Auto-Ordnance offers this series to honor the many American soldiers who fought so others could be free again.”

The commemorative “Ranger Thompson” is dedicated to the memory of the elite U.S. Army Rangers who scaled the cliffs at Pointe du Hoc to attack a key German position on the morning of the invasion.

Cerakoted in Army O.D. Green, each has a series of engravings including the image of an Army Ranger, the Ranger patch, and a grappling hook used to scale the cliffs. At the time of the D-Day landings, the M1928/M1 “Tommy Guns” was the most prolific submachine gun in U.S. service. Auto-Ord’s semi-auto version sports a 16.5-inch barrel.

One 30-round and one 20-round magazine, a Kerr sling, and a WWII 3-cell mag pouch are included.

The Ranger Thompson has an MSRP of $1,886.

The special edition “Soldier M1 Carbine,” pays respect to the “war baby” .30-caliber weapon carried by thousands of GIs at Normandy– which included many paratroopers of the 82nd and 101st Airborne Divisions.

Auto Ordnance M1 Carbine D-Day commemorative

Engraved on the left side of the rifle’s walnut furniture are newspaper headlines from the invasion as well as part of Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower’s address to the troops prior to the invasion.

Auto Ordnance M1 Carbine D-Day commemorative

The buttstock has images depicting the beach landings while patches of the various Army divisions involved in Overlord are on the right-hand side of the stock.

Auto Ordnance M1 Carbine D-Day commemorative

MSRP on the Soldier M1 Carbine is $1,391.

Speaking of Eisenhower, “The General 1911” has engravings of the Texas-born Allied supreme commander and later President as well as his words, “Only our individual faith in freedom can keep us free.”

Auto-Ordnance M1911 The General D-Day Commemorative

The .45ACP also has engravings of Gen. Omar Bradley, and Navy Adm. Alan Kirk.

Auto-Ordnance M1911 The General D-Day Commemorative

MSRP on the General 1911 is $1,134.

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Hank Williams Jr. Offers Cash for His Grandpas’s Lost Shotgun

Hank Williams Jr Shotgun reward poster

While “a country boy can survive,” to help carry on a hunting tradition, Bocephus is looking for a lost family heirloom 16-gauge, no questions asked. (Photo: Steve Smith/Facebook)

Country singer and avid hunter Hank Williams, Jr. is looking for his grandfather’s long lost Remington shotgun and is offering cash or trade for its return.

Williams, better known to his legion of fans as Bocephus, is on the prowl for a specific Model 11-48 made by Big Green. The 16-gauge semi-auto, whose serial number ends in 58111, is thought by the singer’s Alabama attorney, Steve Smith, to have been lost when Williams moved from rural “Cullman to Paris–possibly from his cabin on Smith Lake.”

While the country legend is offering “fifty $100 dollar bills, NO QUESTIONS ASKED, no chance of criminal prosecution,” Smith also says if the finder would prefer a gun or guitar “I’m sure that can be arranged with a proper certificate of authenticity.” In addition, a $1,000 finders fee has been offered for information that puts Smith on the trail of the vintage scattergun.

Introduced by the New York-based gunmaker in 1952, some 429,000 Remington Model 11-48s were made before the shotguns were phased out in favor of later models in 1968.

Williams, 69, said the gun belonged to his Granddad Sheppard and he now wants to “pass the Remington down to my own children and grandchildren.”

Earlier this month he posted photos of an Alabama turkey hunt in which 10-year-old Lane Murphy harvested two toms with a .410.

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Mauser Teases DWM-branded M98 Rifle Reboot

DWM Mauser M98 (4)

The promised M98 DWM is a throwback of sorts to Mauser’s past (Photos: Mauser)

Germany rifle maker Mauser is teasing on social media that a DWM-branded M98 could be on the horizon in coming days.

Based today in Isny im Allgäu in Southern Germany, the Mauser company originally joined with Ludwig Loewe and bullet maker Deutsche Metallpatronenfabrik AG to form Deutschen Waffen-und Munitionsfabriken, or DWM, in the late 19th Century. The DWM conglomerate went on to produce the classic Mauser 98 series bolt-action rifles that armed not only Germany but many other countries until it was dissolved after World War II.

This week, Mauser said “The legend is coming back,” showing off images of an M98 rifle complete with DWM roll marks.

DWM Mauser M98

“Today connoisseurs still appraise the legendary DWM hunting cartridges and the Mauser 98-actions of the DWM 1908- and DWM 1909-series,” says a landing page on Mauser’s website for the rifle. “Now the old alliance with Mauser is renewed and DWM is back. Stay tuned and learn more about a German legend and interesting products to come.”

DWM Mauser M98

When Mauser reformed — sans DWM — in 1950s West Germany, the company concentrated on other rifle and pistol offerings for the commercial market rather than the classic Model 98. That venerable bolt gun was only resurrected in the 1990s in limited production as a safari rifle with high-grade wood furniture in magnum chamberings such as 9.3x64mm and .416 Rigby, later adding Standard models with calibers starting at 7x57mm. No word on caliber offerings or price on the new DWM M98.

DWM Mauser M98

Mauser, whose U.S. subsidiary is based in Texas, has made significant inroads into the American hunting market in the past two years with its budget M18 series rifle. Current M98 offerings by Mauser USA are only listed as “coming soon.”

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