cannon trap

TESTING THE 1862 CANNON MOUSE TRAP (VIDEO)

Ever wish you could shoot those annoying mice and other pests? Back in a past time you actually could with traps that shot bullets. Witness the 1862 Cannon Mousetrap in action that gave users the most bang for their mice. YouTuber Shawn Woods has a reproduction of a better mousetrap that truly blasts pests. Known […]

largest revolver

WORLD’S LARGEST REVOLVER IS MORE THAN A HANDFUL

Think your .500 S&W Magnum is the biggest revolver?  Well this gun builder has you beat. Check out the world’s largest revolver and just imagine owning such a brute. Ryszard Tobys of Poland decided to build a huge model of the Remington Model 1859 Revolver. This version like the original is a cap and ball […]

powder wedge

VINTAGE POWDER WEDGE SPLITS LOGS OLD SCHOOL STYLE

Tired of splitting logs with an ax, wedge or maul? Well so were the farmers and homesteaders of times past. Check out the powder wedge that used black powder to split logs in the most epic manner. Back in the early 20th century an invention made log splitting much easier. It was the powder wedge. […]

fail

NEVER USE SMOKELESS POWDER IN A MUZZLELOADER OR ELSE

Sometimes you just can’t un-see something. That is certainly the case of this fellow firing smokeless powder in a muzzleloader. Witness the epic kaboom of this shooter’s muzzleloader loaded up with smokeless powder. YouTuber Matt Radcliff shared a video of what not to do, EVER! That is load smokeless powder into a muzzleloader. The shooter […]

pinfire cartridge

WHAT IS A PINFIRE CARTRIDGE? CHECK THIS OUT

What is a pinfire cartridge anyway? The pinfire cartridge is an odd, thoroughly obsolete cartridge ignition system from a time long past. It was however a step in the evolution of the self-contained cartridge. HL Ebooks Way back in the 1830s, Frenchman Casimir Lefaucheux came up with the pinfire concept, which was finally patented in 1835. International Ammunition […]

minie ball

MUZZLELOADER FUN: MINIE BALLS LOADED BACKWARDS (VIDEO)

What happens when you reverse Minie balls?  That big hollowpoint exposed is quite impressive! Check out the reversed Minie ball test that will certainly surprise you. What would happen if you took the historic Minie ball that is well known in history as one of the most destructive military projectiles ever and turn it upside […]

GOEX

HODGDON VP SPEAKS OUT ABOUT SELLING GOEX BLACK POWDER CO.

GOEX black powder is on the way out. Hodgdon is ready to sell the GOEX company. This is what Hodgdon Vice President of Sales & Marketing Aaron Oelger has to say. Hodgdon Powder Company has owned the GOEX Black Powder Company for 12 years. Aaron Oelger, who is the Vice President of Sales & Marketing […]

making black powder

HOW TO MAKE HOMEMADE BLACK POWDER (VIDEO)

The recipe for black powder has been around for ages. In a bad situation the knowledge of how to make it might just help. YouTuber The King Of Random shows us how to make black powder. When the Chinese invented black powder way back in history they changed the world. While modern smokeless powders have […]