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East Versus West: Cold War Small Arms, Installment 1

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This is the first in a series of installments focused on the history of the roller-delayed platform. Following World War II, there was one clear superpower, the United States. In short order, the Soviet Union would rise to superpower status mostly as a result of pillaging occupied Eastern Europe to rebuild its devastated infrastructure, and its successful testing of an

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Zenith FirearmsEast Versus West: Cold War Small Arms, Installment 1
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21st Century Cowboy

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It was common practice in the late nineteenth century for cowboys to carry a rifle and a pistol chambered in the same caliber. This made sense from a practical point of view: if your rifle and your pistol used the same type of ammunition, then you only had to carry that type, and your preparation for contingencies was simplified. Further,

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A Brief History of the MP5

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The MP5 originated as Heckler and Koch’s Project 65. It was created as a roller delayed blowback evolutionary descendant of the revolutionary MG42, which featured the first mass produced roller lock mechanisms and stamped metal firearms technology. There were a number of successful submachineguns already on the market, with the Uzi being the most ubiquitous and consistently the MP5’s greatest

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Zenith FirearmsA Brief History of the MP5