The Only Gun With Rollin White’s Name

February 12, 2018 Ian McCollum 16

While Rollin White’s patent for the bored-through cylinder was a massively important element in the development of Smith & Wesson as a company, White’s actual firearms design was impractical and never produced. In fact, there […]


Shawk & McLanahan – A Would-Be St Louis Revolver Company

October 24, 2017 Ian McCollum 11

Revolver: Holster: The Shawk & McLanahan revolvers are a lesser-known example of a very low production Civil War era revolver not made in the Confederacy. Abel Shawk was manufacturing entrepreneur in St Louis […]


Griswold & Gunnison: The Best Confederate Revolver Makers

October 21, 2017 Ian McCollum 7

Standard: Presentation: Iron frame: Griswold and Gunnison were rather unique among Confederate revolver manufacturers for their ability to actually create a reliable and high quality product and produce it on a regular […]