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Rifles - General

Rifles are shoulder-fired firearms with a rifled barrel. They are the mainstay of the world’s military forces and are used by hunters, competition shooters, and for self defense. Rifles evolved from earlier muskets, but many still list muskets as rifles disregarding the lack of rifling in the barrel. Rifle barrels existed as far back as the 15th century, but were not popular due to the expense associated with rifling and fouling that occurred in rifled grooves.

As technology improved, rifles became more efficient. They grew in power, accuracy, and rate of fire. Lever-action rifles ruled the West and bolt-action rifles proved to be a friend to hunters and soldiers worldwide. Semi-automatic rifles changed the world and how warfare was waged and influenced the tactics that are used to this day.

Semi-automatic rifles are now some of the most popular for self defense, along with bolt actions for precision shooting and lever actions for brush hunting. The rifle is a platform that is continually evolving, growing, and changing.


Quick Facts

  • The first flintlock rifle was developed for King Louis Xlll of France
  • The United States Marine Corps upholds an age-old standard of every Marine a rifleman. Every Marine is required to qualify with a service rifle
  • The AK-47 is the most mass-produced modern rifle in the world

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Norinco Sks Rifle W/ Sling & Bayonet
Feb 23, 12:00 PM MST
Norinco Sks Rifle W/ Sling & Bayonet
by EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
Est: $0- $0
$37511 Bids
Armscore 20p Rifle W/ Scope
Feb 23, 12:00 PM MST
Armscore 20p Rifle W/ Scope
by EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
Est: $0- $0
$1608 Bids
Norinco Jw-15 Bolt Action Rifle
Feb 23, 12:00 PM MST
Norinco Jw-15 Bolt Action Rifle
by EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
Est: $0- $0
$1308 Bids
TWO SINGLE SHOT 22 CALIBER RIFLES
Feb 26, 6:00 PM PST
TWO SINGLE SHOT 22 CALIBER RIFLES
by O'Gallerie
Est: $250- $400
$2254 Bids
Steyr Mannlicher Schoenauer Model 1903 Double Set Triggers 6.5X54MS Bolt Action Rifle
Mar 01, 9:00 AM PST
Steyr Mannlicher Schoenauer Model 1903 Double Set Triggers 6.5X54MS Bolt Action Rifle
by Lock Stock & Barrel Investments Inc.
Est: $1,500- $2,500
$5504 Bids
STANDARD PRODUCTS M1 CARBINE, .30 CARBINE
Feb 23, 11:00 AM EST
STANDARD PRODUCTS M1 CARBINE, .30 CARBINE
by Thomaston Place Auction Galleries
Est: $1,000- $1,500
$8004 Bids
Post-War Commercial Alpine M1 30 Carbine Semi Auto Rifle
Mar 02, 1:00 PM CST
Post-War Commercial Alpine M1 30 Carbine Semi Auto Rifle
by Vogt Galleries Texas
Est: $600- $900
$4003 Bids
Ross Rifle Co. Model 1905 Straight Pull Sporting Rifle
Mar 06, 9:00 AM CST
Ross Rifle Co. Model 1905 Straight Pull Sporting Rifle
by Rock Island Auction Company
Est: $300- $500
$2501 Bid
FORTE CARABINE DE CHASSE A SILEX, DEUX COUPS A CANONS TOURNANTS, UN CHIEN D
Mar 03, 2:00 PM CET
FORTE CARABINE DE CHASSE A SILEX, DEUX COUPS A CANONS TOURNANTS, UN CHIEN D
by Osenat
Est: €2,500- €3,000
€2,0001 Bid
ACCURACY INTERNATIONAL MODEL AE MARK III RIFLE
Feb 26, 6:00 PM PST
ACCURACY INTERNATIONAL MODEL AE MARK III RIFLE
by O'Gallerie
Est: $5,000- $7,000
$2,5001 Bid
Tikka M595 Bolt Rifle w/ Scope, Caliber 7mm
Feb 29, 10:00 AM EST
Tikka M595 Bolt Rifle w/ Scope, Caliber 7mm
by Cordier Auctions & Appraisals
Est: $300- $400
$1501 Bid
Shilen Model DGA Varminter .22 Cheetah MK I Target Rifle
Mar 01, 9:00 AM PST
Shilen Model DGA Varminter .22 Cheetah MK I Target Rifle
by Lock Stock & Barrel Investments Inc.
Est: $1,000- $2,000
$5001 Bid
J.H. MERRILL CARBINE (FIRST TYPE)
Feb 26, 6:00 PM PST
J.H. MERRILL CARBINE (FIRST TYPE)
by O'Gallerie
Est: $800- $1,200
$4001 Bid
RARE FUSIL DIT DE SALVE « NOCK », A SILEX, SEPT COUPS. Faisceau de sept
Mar 03, 2:00 PM CET
RARE FUSIL DIT DE SALVE « NOCK », A SILEX, SEPT COUPS. Faisceau de sept
by Osenat
Est: €3,000- €4,000
€2,4001 Bid
Savage Model 93 22 WMR Semi Auto Rifle
Mar 02, 1:00 PM CST
Savage Model 93 22 WMR Semi Auto Rifle
by Vogt Galleries Texas
Est: $250- $350
$1251 Bid
1904 Savage Arms Company Model 1899-A Standard .38-55 WCF Lever Action Rifle
Mar 01, 9:00 AM PST
1904 Savage Arms Company Model 1899-A Standard .38-55 WCF Lever Action Rifle
by Lock Stock & Barrel Investments Inc.
Est: $3,000- $5,000
$5001 Bid
B.S.A. CO. (SPARKBROOK) A RARE .303 'SHT L.E. MK 1*' BOLT-MAGAZINE SERVICE RIFLE, serial no. Q 8388,
Mar 26, 10:00 AM GMT
B.S.A. CO. (SPARKBROOK) A RARE .303 'SHT L.E. MK 1*' BOLT-MAGAZINE SERVICE RIFLE, serial no. Q 8388,
by Holts Auctioneers
Est: £1,000- £1,500
£1,0000 Bids
A RARE AND UNUSUAL 140-BORE BUTT-RESERVOIR PRE-CHARGED PNEUMATIC AIRGUN OF GIRANDONI STYLE, UNSIGNED,
Mar 25, 10:00 AM GMT
A RARE AND UNUSUAL 140-BORE BUTT-RESERVOIR PRE-CHARGED PNEUMATIC AIRGUN OF GIRANDONI STYLE, UNSIGNED,
by Holts Auctioneers
Est: £500- £700
£5000 Bids
BRNO Arms Model ZKM-611A Magnum .22 WMR Rifle & Box
Mar 01, 9:00 AM PST
BRNO Arms Model ZKM-611A Magnum .22 WMR Rifle & Box
by Lock Stock & Barrel Investments Inc.
Est: $1,000- $1,500
$5000 Bids
ASP RED GUN MP5 DUMMY TRAINING RIFLES
Feb 28, 10:00 AM EST
ASP RED GUN MP5 DUMMY TRAINING RIFLES
by Centurion Auctions
Est: $200- $400
$1500 Bids

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