restoration

GIVING A VINTAGE SHOTGUN A NEW LEASE ON LIFE (VIDEO)

When is it fine to refurbish a broken down rusty relic? Each weapon has a different worth but this one sure could use some help. Witness the shotgun restoration that has everyone talking. Everyone has a thought on restoring vintage weapons. Some weapons are worth way more just lightly oiled to keep anymore rust from […]

pinfire

ANCIENT 30 SHOT REVOLVER? EPIC! (VIDEO)

“High capacity” has been around way longer that anti-gunners want you to believe. This old pinfire revolver had a standard capacity of 30 rounds almost a century ago. Take a look at the revolver that put lots of firepower in your hand way back when. Anti-gun zealots would like you to believe that “high capacity” […]

vintage

WW2 TRAINING VIDEO: THE BRITISH ARMY WAY

Old military training videos are a lesson in history. They are also incredibly fun and informative to watch. Learn in this vintage footage how British troops were taught to “Shoot to kill“. Vintage training videos give us a trip back in time to World War Two. These were tough times when our grandparents and great […]

winchester

CLOSE LOOK OF THE WINCHESTER 1911 “WIDOWMAKER”

Ever hear of the shotgun nicknamed “Widowmaker”? Well the Winchester Model 1911 was a disaster in firearms deisgn. Check out the story on the Winchester 1911 SL Widowmaker Shotgun and see how wrong it really is. When Winchester wanted to avoid patent infringements they cut corners. The Winchester Model 1911 SL Shotgun was born. What […]

mountain man rifle

LONG ARM OF THE REAL OLD TIME MOUNTAIN MAN SETH KINMAN

A mountain man’s rifle was his most cherished possession. Legendary mountain man Seth Kinman kept this rifle close for most of his life. Check out the legendary mountain man Seth Kinman’s rifle and marvel at the history. No one was tougher back in history or now than the mountain men of the old times. Always […]

.32

A LOOK BACK AT THE LOWLY .32 SMITH & WESSON CARTRIDGE

The .32 S&W cartridge was no powerhouse. It was a small cartridge that fit small pocket revolvers years back. Let’s look at the .32 Smith & Wesson cartridge and see why it is now quite obsolete. In 1878 there was big news from Smith & Wesson on the debut of the .32 S&W cartridge for […]

grenade launcher

VIETNAM WAR BEAST: PUMP ACTION GRENADE LAUNCHER (VIDEO)

The rare China Lake Pump Action Grenade Launcher is the thing of legends. Back in the Vietnam War it put a lot of firepower in a soldier’s hands. Witness as Ian of Forgotten Weapons goes into detail on this reproduction. Years ago I read many true life accounts about combat during the Vietnam War. They […]

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 […]

OBSOLETE? A CRITICAL LOOK AT THE .30/30 WINCHESTER CARTRIDGE

Is there room for the .30/30 Winchester cartridge in this modern day? A close up look at the cartridge itself will answer that. Let’s examine the classic .30/30 Winchester cartridge and see why it still is alive and well today. Back in 1895 the rifle (and yes sometimes handgun now) cartridge affectionately now called “the […]