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Birthday of firearms inventor Leroy James Sullivan, born June 27, 1933.

Today is the birthday Leroy James Sullivan, born June 27, 1933. (Pictured.) He is an American firearms inventor. Going by Jim Sullivan, he has designed several “scaled-down” versions of larger firearms. He also designed the Beta C-MAG double snail drum magazines.

And today is the birthday of Paul Mauser, (June 27, 1838 – May 29, 1914). He was a German weapon designer and manufacturer. His strong and reliable bolt action design was used by many nations. The U.S. Springfield Model 1903 is based on the Mauser Model 1898, and in fact the U.S. government famously lost in a patent infringement lawsuit. Ironically, the U.S. government continued to pay the Mauser company royalties on each M1903 Springfield produced, even during and after World War I.

A 3-day magazine countdown for Washington State residents!  Your new magazine ban (with a grandfather clause) will go into effect on July 1st, 2022. I strongly recommend that you place orders ASAP, for your lifetime supply of magazines. GunMag Warehouse, Palmetto State Armory, and Brownells (three of our affiliate advertisers) should have most or all of the magazines that you need.

Today’s feature article is a review written by our Field Gear Editor Emeritus, Pat Cascio.

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