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Type 99 at Saipan

The Japanese Type 99 from The Battle of Saipan

2/10/2017 By Joel Kolander "If this gun could talk," is the frequent lament of those of us who have collected an old gun or two....Read More
02-10-17
Walther FP contact switch

The Electric Walther FP

2/3/2017 By Joel Kolander Last week when writing about the match grade target pistols, I came across one that absolutely fascinated me. While still maintaining...Read More
02-03-17
Three German Target Air Pistols

Olympic-Grade Arms at Surprising Prices

01/27/2017 By Joel Kolander There's a saying in the automotive world that goes, "Fast, reliable, and cheap. You can pick two." If firearms had a...Read More
01-27-17
Muzzle, scope, and sight of Model 320

Fantastic Flops: Smith & Wesson Model 320

1/19/2017 By Joel Kolander In the 1800s, any idea for how to improve firearms was fair game, and it resulted in some inventions and innovations...Read More
01-19-17
Colt Paterson charger

How to Use A Colt Paterson Charger

12/29/2016 By Joel Kolander After posting a photo on Reddit, we received some questions on the accessories accompanying a Colt Paterson No. 3 Belt Model....Read More
12-29-16
Hi-Standard Christmas gun ad

Gun Ads from Christmases Past

December 24, 2014 By Joel Kolander (Note: This story originally appeared December 24, 2014, on our original blog. This holiday season seems as good a...Read More
12-16-16
Sedgley Glove Gun

The Sedgley Glove Gun as Seen in "Inglourious Basterds"

12/07/2016 By Joel Kolander Here's a gun that any Quentin Tarantino fan is sure to love! Our December 2016 Premiere Auction hosts an iconic glove...Read More
12-07-16
Belgian Wall Gun action

The Belgian Behemoth Wall Rifle

11/18/2016 By Joel Kolander Wall guns, rampart guns, turret guns, fortress guns, "Jingals," and boat guns, are all names used to describe essentially the same...Read More
11-18-16
silver Colt 1849 Pocket

The Civil War Surgeon's Educated Colt Revolver

11/12/2016 By Joel Kolander There are times when you can look at a gun and know it has a story or two to tell. Guns...Read More
11-09-16