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Duel to the Death

Detail of the trigger, bolt, and rich wood finish of an M1 carbine at the testing range.

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The guys head to Southern California for an eclectic auction spanning the centuries and continents. Sean examines a pair of 18th Century dueling pistols and the heads to the shooting range to see if these 200 year-old bad boys will explode with buckshot like the day they were made. Hammer meets some real-life Vikings who have dug up what they claim to be a two-thousand year-old axe head. Shooter fires an M1 Carbine with a Korean War veteran and meets a father/son collecting team.