Tag: history

[Guest Post] Mk. IV Webley

[ This post was written by Wayne Watson ] Some years ago, I was passing by my favorite gunshop and the inevitable happen= there was something in the safe that I MIGHT be interested in. A Mk. IV Webley, complete with Lee dies and the original holster. Being broke, I [Read More…]

Gun Forensics in the 1930s

In their online archives, Modern Mechanix has an article, originally published in 1930, about the ‘modern’ gun forensic techniques of the day. [ Many thanks to Sven (Defense and Freedom) for emailing me the the info. ]

Smith & Wesson factory circa 1908

Shorpy has a very high resolution photo showing the Smith & Wesson factory in Springfield, Massachusetts circa 1908. The below photos is just a thumbnail. Click through to see the full size photo. [ Many thanks to Hudson for emailing me the link. ]

McDonnell Douglas Scorpion

A reader email in a scan of McDonnell Douglas advertising material that promoted the McDonnell Douglas Scorpion. The scorpion was one of the entries in the US Army’s Multi-Purpose Individual Munition (MPIM) competition in the 80s. This (in my opinion) ridiculous [Read More…]

Axe Guns

The below gun is a pretty cool looking modern recreation of an axe gun. The short gun barrel and short axe shaft make both weapons a lot less effective than they could be. I suspect that the original axe guns were made more for decoration than for war. The armory at [Read More…]

Enfield EM-2 assault rifle video

The Enfield EM-2 rifle, otherwise known Rifle No. 9, remains the rifle I most want to fire, but know I am never going to have the chance. If it had been adopted who knows how modern rifle cartridges would have evolved. This video shows the EM-2 being fired … At [Read More…]

Replica Lebman 1907

A member of the Vintage Semi-Automatic Sporting Rifles Forum posted photos of his replica Lebman 1907. Well it’s been darn-near 8 months since I thought of it and decided that I wanted one but it’s done. My replica of the Winchester 1907s prepared by Hyman [Read More…]

Emiliano Zapata’s revolver

Emiliano Zapata is a Mexican national hero. He was a general in the Mexican revolution until being ambushed and killed by an opposing general who had claimed that he wished to surrender. Paul, a reader of the blog, emailed me photos of a revolver in his collection that [Read More…]

How They Were Betrayed

In the upcoming November issue of Esquire, there will be an article entitled “How They Were Betrayed”. It is an adaption of a chapter from C.J. Chivers new book “THE GUN” … The unnecessary bloodshed and lives lost were tied to an American [Read More…]

Remington Parlor Pistol

Nancy’s blog has an interesting article about the Remington Rider Parlor pistol. The Remington-Rider Parlor is among the rarest and sought of all Remington handguns. This little single-shot percussion pistol has always been a bit of a conundrum. Little is known as [Read More…]