Commentary

Guns in the Movies (Video)

February 10, 2017 Ian McCollum 21

Today we have not so much an examination of a specific firearms, but rather a look at how Clint Eastwood’s film portrayal of Dirty Harry Callahan drove a huge wave of popularity of the Smith […]

Antiques

Sharps & Hankins Navy Model Carbine

February 9, 2017 Ian McCollum 9

Designed by Christian Sharps (or Sharps rifle fame), the Sharps & Hankins carbine was a light and handy rimfire carbine intended for military use. It was a single-shot weapon with an unusual action to lever […]

Bolt Action Rifles

American Mosin Nagant Rifles (Video)

January 30, 2017 Ian McCollum 10

Everyone is aware of the Mosin Nagant rifle, but not everyone realizes that about 2 million of them were actually manufactured in the United States. Russia had been producing M91 Mosin Nagant rifles in their […]

Revolver

Colt 1902 Philippine Model

January 26, 2017 Ian McCollum 17

The Colt 1902 Philippine Model revolver is a modified version of the Colt 1878 Double Action Army or Frontier model pistol. This was Colt’s first entry into the large-frame double action revolver market, following just […]