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Elvis Presley's Revolvers

03-17-2017 by Joel Kolander Revolvers of "The King" Elvis Presley One of the people in American history least likely in need of an introduction is...Read More
03-17-17
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Wartime Japanese Swords

3/10/2017 By Ryan Sullivan Wartime Japanese Swords From the perspective of the modern wartime Japanese sword collector of vintage Japanese swords, the words “very fine”...Read More
03-10-17
Confederate Iron Frame Henry

The Confederate Iron Frame Henry Rifle

03/03/2017 By Joel Kolander Iron Frame Henry Rifle: Not to be confused with their modern counterparts, Henry rifles have long been an indispensable part of...Read More
03-03-17
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
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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
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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
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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
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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