Gun Blog

The 7 Most Sought-After Civil War Guns

by Danielle Hollembaek 05/08/2019 The Civil War, an era in America history that changed the country’s future. The war itself not only shaped the country... Read More

Tack Driving Target Rifles of Uncle Al Freeland

By Joel Kolander 05/03/2019   When it comes to competitive target shooting, a name that one finds frequently is Al Freeland. He was known as... Read More

Gun Collecting Hall of Fame: Big Arnold Chernoff

By Danielle Hollembaek 05/01/2019 Collector firearms are most often sought when they possess an extraordinary rarity or historic significance or, but sometimes, the previous owners... Read More

Revolver Showdown: Samuel Colt’s 1851 Navy vs. Robert Adams’ Double Action

Seth Isaacson 4/23/2019   Ask any American firearms collector what inventor made the most important revolvers in the mid-19th century, and you’ll almost certainly hear... Read More

Schenck’s Hair Trigger: In Patent & In Practice

Guest  blog 04/15/2019 Hair triggers were not a new idea when Mr. Schenck of San Antonio patented his related device in 1866. What was new,... Read More

A History of Parker Brothers Shotguns

By Danielle Hollembaek 04/10/2019   When thinking about longstanding firearm companies, one question that frequently comes to mind is, “Where did these businesses get their... Read More

A History of Scottish Pistols

By Brian Beck 04/04/2019 That time of year is almost upon us again! The time of year where you pull your kilt out of the... Read More

McCormick’s "Horseman" Flintlock: The First U.S. Martial Pistol

Danielle Hollembaek 03/29/2019 The Colt M1911, Luger, and Browning Hi Power are all classic military pistols that collectors have come to know and love all... Read More

Smith & Wesson Bicycle Guns: Dog Defense

Guest Blog 03/21/2019 The term “velocipede” may be foreign to most today, but it was familiar in 19th century Europe, where it was another way... Read More