Ljutic Space Gun

April 18, 2017 Ian McCollum 9

Al Ljutic (LEW-tic) was quite the interesting character, from his early days as a professional boxer to his selection for the US 1940 Olympic rifle team, to his eventual primary business making excellent high-end trap […]


Winchester’s Liberator Shotguns (Video)

December 3, 2016 Ian McCollum 47

In the early 1960s, an influential but little-known (today) firearms designer by the name of Robert Hillberg came up with an idea for a cheap-but-effective armament for the masses. With encouragement from DARPA, the Winchester […]


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: Cripple Stock Shotgun

June 17, 2016 Ian McCollum 10

Okay, so the name may not be considered very PC today – you could also call this a cross-dominant stock. The concept was to allow a shooter to mount the gun in one shoulder but […]


RIA: Darne 1892 Rotary Shotgun

June 6, 2016 Ian McCollum 28

The most popular shotgun made by the French Darne company was their 1897 sliding breech side-by-side, which saw sales and use worldwide. Before that, however, Darne invented a rotating breechblock system – first a series […]