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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
PGT_Beauregard

The Letter of Grief-Stricken General Beauregard

10-28-16 By Joel Kolander   Pierre Gustave Toutant-Beauregard (a.k.a. "PGT") is a name so distinct that it is readily recognizable to most Americans, even if...Read More
10-28-16

A Loose Artifact of Jefferson Davis

10-21-16 By Joel Kolander The history and political contributions of Jefferson Davis are well-documented so they will not be recounted here. Instead, attention will be...Read More
10-21-16

Samuel Colt and the Charter Oak Guns

10-14-16 By Joel Kolander If asked to talk about the Charter Oak, or Charter Oak guns, few Americans aside from Connecticut residents, American history professors,...Read More
10-14-16
Loveless Custom Knife Auction

Blades Gun Collectors Should Love

09-02-16 By Joel Kolander It  may be the understatement of the year to say that Rock Island Auction Company sells a few guns, and if...Read More
09-02-16
Teddy Roosevelt gold monogram

Theodore Roosevelt's Hunting Knife

08/25/2016 By Joel Kolander To say that Teddy Roosevelt is a well-known, beloved, and important character in American history is an understatement. Though fame tends...Read More
08-25-16

German Lugers-The Golden Luger: A Gift Between Two Nazis.

04-08-16 By Joel Kolander Luger Collectors, history is a funny thing. As hard as we humans try to document it, the facts of the matter...Read More
04-08-16

The Prize for Capturing Geronimo, Part II

02-09-16 By Joel Kolander It may have been winter in 1885-1886, but George Crook was hot under the collar. As the head of the Department...Read More
02-09-16