Taking Stock at LSB

The 1941 Johnson Rifle – The Rifle That Was Never Adopted, But Served!

Taking Stock #48: The Johnson Rifle ~ The Rifle That Was Never Adopted, But Served! One of the more interesting rifles ever to be utilized by the U.S. military, the Johnson was a unique and  innovative and design, well ahead of the curve of the military thinking of the time. Allow me to suggest that […]

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The Evolution Of The Bolt Action Rifle

Taking Stock #47: Evolution, Part 2 As we discussed in Evolution, Part 1, the process of evolution is a chaotic, often unpleasant business.  But, it is a nonetheless worthwhile process, (at least to those of us who live in the real world,) largely due to its ability to separate wheat from chaff, ore from slag, […]

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The Evolution Of The Revolver

Taking Stock #46: Evolution, Part 1 I’ve always been fascinated by the process of evolution.  Despite our best attempts to keep the world under control, Evolution is the thorn amongst the roses, the sudden gust of wind, the weeds in the perfectly manicured lawn of progress. We try to shove it under the rug, because […]

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Lock Stock & Barrel Does It Again, Delivering More To Our Consignors Than Rock Island Auction – “The Nations Leading Auction House”

First, we need to pay our respects to Rock Island Auctions (RIA), “The Nation’s Leading Auction House for Firearms, Edged Weapons, & Military Artifacts”. They move high end Items; they are generally honest, thorough, trustworthy and they are what every gun dealer wants to be when we grow up. We mean no disrespect in this […]

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Online Gun Auctions Result in Declining Participation @ Live Auctions

Taking Stock#44 The Competition Said it For Us… (James D. Julia admits Online Gun Auctions, And Not Live Auctions, Is Where The Buyers Are) First, we need to pay our respects to James Julia. They are the big kids on the block. They move more high end guns than anybody; they are honest, thorough, trustworthy […]

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