Confederate Baby LeMat

October 1, 2016 Ian McCollum 28

One of the rarest models of LeMat grapeshot revolver is this, the “Baby” LeMat. This is a substantially smaller gun than the normal LeMat, although it retains a 9-shot cylinder and a central barrel. In […]


RIA: Porter Turret Rifle

February 7, 2016 Ian McCollum 23

The Porter was one of the few turret rifles ever put into serial production. Turret rifles are similar in principle to revolvers, but they is a cylinder with radial chambers (like the spokes of a […]


1847 Walker Revolver at RIA

November 18, 2015 Ian McCollum 26

The Colt 1847 Walker revolver was a massive 4 1/2 pound handgun made for Samuel Walker of the US Mounted Rifles (he also served with the Texas Rangers) as a way to equip mounted troops […]