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The Bronze 1911 pistol

I have seen guns made from bronze alloys before, but never an autoloader. Back in 1932 Colt and the Springfield Armory teamed up to test the suitability of using a die cast bronze alloy for gun parts. The Golden Gun The gun is exhibited at the Springfield Armory Museum. [Read More…]

Very interesting antique shotgun

Being the complete and certified gun nut that I am, few thing excite me more than coming across unique and exotic firearms, the more unique, exotic and arcane the better! Sucang, a resident of Xinhua, Taiwan, sent me these photos of his antique shotgun. He was hoping [Read More…]

Double Rifle fun

Those hardworking boys at American Rifle have been plinking African style with a double barreled rifles chambered in .470 Nitro Express. A spectator shouts “Fix bayonets!” 🙂 A question to those who know more about these things than me: I noticed that the [Read More…]

AR-7 rifle review

The Next Chapter reviews the AR-7 IMHO, this is an affordable, expendable rifle. When weight and size are critical for packing, it is something that I can carry for use as a last resort, something that may be just barely enough gun to do get me through an unexpected [Read More…]

Blackhawk barrel takes a beating

Click to enlarge There are at least five bullets stuck in that revolver barrel. RugerForum members seem to think is a Ruger Blackhawk in .357 Magnum. The squib loads could have been low powered .38 Special rounds or very badly loaded .357 rounds. That the shooter did [Read More…]

SCAR being deployed

The Army Times (via. Murdoc) report that the 75th Rangers are receiving new FN SCAR rifles: About 600 members of the 75th Ranger Regiment will soon take the Special Operations Combat Assault Rifle into battle. The 600 SCARs are the first of 1,800 that U.S. Special [Read More…]

Homemade .303 pistols

James found this photos of a pair of homemade pistols that appear to be chambered in .303 British! Apparently they, along with the cartridges, were confiscated from some students. Can you imagine the blast of burning power that must shoot out of these! I found the [Read More…]