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Guns & Ammo June 2021

Guns & Ammo spotlights the latest models, from combat pistols to magnum rifles...reviews shooting tactics, from stance to sighting...and explores issues from government policies to sportsmen's rights. It's the one magazine that brings you all aspects of the world of guns.

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United States
KSE Sportsman Media, Inc.
12 Issues

in this issue

7 min
reader blowback

WRITE US! “Letters,” Guns & Ammo, 2 News Plaza, 3rd Floor, Peoria, IL 61614, or email us at gaeditor@outdoorsg.com. Please include your city and state of residence. Letters may be edited for brevity and clarity. COOPER ON SCOUTS I love Guns & Ammo, and I look forward to every issue. I don’t always read every article, but I do read every “Spent Cases” column. In drawing on my memory regarding Jeff Cooper and his advocacy of the scout rifle concept, I recall that he originally thought it should be of a powerful cartridge such as the .358 Norma Magnum. He considered the .350 Remington Magnum about minimum. He did like the Remington Model 600, and 660, particularly because of the fast lock time. He regarded the Remington 600 series as way ahead…

3 min
a fresh start

CEESKÁ ZBROJOVKA GROUP, also known as “CZG,” purchased the outstanding equity interest in Colt Holding Company, or “Colt,” following a regulatory and legal review of the transaction in January 2021. The price? CZ spent 1,098,620 shares of CZG common stock and $220 million, which rendered Colt debt free. All the while, Colt is still manufacturing firearms. CZG is one of the leading producers of firearms in Europe and sells its products through subsidiaries that include CZ-USA, Dan Wesson, Brno Rifles and 4M Systems. CZG also owns a minority stake in Spuhr, a Swedish manufacturer of optic mounts. CZ is headquartered in the Czech Republic with production facilities in that country as well as the United States. It employs around 1,650 — until the purchase of Colt. Colt Holding Company owns Colt’s Manufacturing…

1 min
auction block

Stocked C.93 Borchardt Pistol A scarce and desirable 7.65x25mm C.93 Borchardt semiautomatic pistol by Ludwig Loewe & Co., complete with shoulder stock, realized an impressive $20,910, including premiums, at the November 18, 2020, Morphy Auctions sale. The pistol, one of 1,100 produced by Loewe, is among the earliest successful semiauto pistols to be marketed. Condition of the gun is 65 percent. It is accompanied by an original and rare shoulder stock, though the serial numbers on the gun and stock do not match. As well, the pistol retains its 95 percent condition, nickel-plated, eight-round magazine. This is a superb acquisition for the semiautomatic pistol collector. For more information about this and future sales, contact Morphy Auctions at morphyauctions.com or call 877-968-8880.…

9 min
identification & values

1943 SPANISH MAUSER Q: Can you give me some information about this straight-handled Mauser? I bought it when I first went to college in 1969 from a military surplus dealer in Salt Lake City, Utah. I’m most interested in what information can be gleaned from the coat of arms stamped on the receiver, and the date that it was manufactured. I originally thought the date stamp behind the crest read “1944”. With the aid of younger eyes and magnification, we can only distinguish “19”, which is stamped deeply and followed by no other distinguishing number or markings. If you have the capability of enlarging my photograph, you’ll see the date starts with “19” and nothing else. B.P.H. Email A: You have a Spanish Model 1943 Mauser Short Rifle. It was manufactured by Fabrica de…

1 min
recommended reads

Walnut and Steel II by Bill Ward, Palmetto Publishing Group, Charleston, SC, 2018; paperback, 278 pages. In 2016, G&A reviewed Bill Ward’s premier effort, “Walnut and Steel,” an authoritative and almost loving tribute to vintage .22 rifles. I thoroughly enjoyed the work, and am now pleased to report that the author has come out with another detailed second volume, which covers an even wider variety of .22 rimfire long guns chosen from a large selection of makers. In his introduction, Ward claims this is not exactly a collector’s book, but I might beg to differ. The descriptions, historical references, listing of period prices, mechanics and production information on the 27 subject rifles are of immense value to one interested in the subject — from either a collector’s or shooter’s standpoint. A…

7 min
oddities by the decade

GREAT MUSIC, AWESOME FLANNEL and questionable handguns. The Cold War was won, computer-aided technology was improving manufacturing efficiency, and the Gulf War saved Kuwait in 1991. Two years later, the Clinton administration took over politics, which was followed by the 10-year Federal Assault Weapons Ban in 1994. That event preceded the Democrat party’s loss of both the U.S. House and Senate in January 1995. Charlton Heston began his first of five terms as president of the National Rifle Association in 1998, and former Vice President Al Gore told CNN in 1999, “I took the initiative in creating the internet.” The 1990’s was an interesting period for gun owners in America. With most law enforcement (LE) agencies transitioning from carrying revolvers to semiautomatics, a war between the so-called “Wonder 9s” was waged…