Scoped Sharps 1874 Buffalo Rifle

March 15, 2018 Ian McCollum 10

This 1874 Sharps rifle is a great example of a been-there, done-that authentic western buffalo rifle. It was shipped from Sharps in 1879 with double set triggers, open sights, and a medium-weight .45 caliber barrel, […]

Single Shot Rifles

SC Robinson Confederate Sharps Carbine

March 4, 2018 Ian McCollum 4

During the Civil War, the Confederacy was perpetually in serious need of armaments, as the South did not have the amount of industrial infrastructure that the North did. This led to many attempts at arms […]

Book review

Book Review: The Modele 1866 Chassepot

January 7, 2018 Ian McCollum 10

  Until now, there has really been nothing substantial and scholarly printed on the Chassepot needle-fire rifle in English – but now that has changed, thanks to Guy & Leonard A-R-West. Their just-released book on […]