• Zulu Warrior Spears, Shields and Knobkerries

    Mar 21, 2014
    As well as collecting antique Lancaster multi barreled pistols I also have an extensive collection of Zulu warrior’s spears, shields and knobkerries. Here is a quick shot of the last treasures I lucked onto, they came from an auction in the UK. Now I have to catalogue then and mount them for display.
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  • Double Triggers and Their Use

    Mar 03, 2014
    I was brought up with double trigger side by side shotguns and was taught to fire front (right barrel) first followed by the rear trigger. Right barrels normally had less choke than the left, if the tighter choke barrel was required first it was selected by simply using the rear trigger, doubling was unheard of. This was standard practice in the UK.
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  • The Webley Fosberry Revolver

    Feb 24, 2014
    In the early 1900’s this interesting revolver was introduced. The idea was to combine the best features of both the semi automatic handgun and revolver. The Fosberry is loaded the same as the standard Webley break action hinge frame revolver but to be ready for instant action the hammer has to be cocked and the safety applied as there is no double action.
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  • Installing Your AICS

    Jan 27, 2014
    Quick and easy to install, requiring no specialized gunsmithing, the AICS (Accuracy International Chassis System) available in two different models; the AW and the AX are available for short and long Remington 700 actions in .223 Rem, .308 Win, .300 Win Mag and .338 Lapua Magnum families of cartridges.
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  • The "Tommy Gun"

    Jan 20, 2014
    The original "Tommy Gun" would have been the Thompson Sub Machine Gun, model 1928A1. The majority of these were supplied to the UK from the US during WW II under the US Lend Lease agreement. This would have taken place before the US had officially entered the war. It is impossible for me to tell the whole tale of the Tommy Gun in a short blog but several good books have been written on the subject.
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  • Damaged goods delivered - What should I do??

    Dec 23, 2013
    Here is a tip for any one who ever receivers a package from a shipper that appears damaged. It is often completely impractical to open the package and check the contents before you sign for it! For example, and let's be honest here, who wants to open up your damaged package in the Post Office and pull out a Colt "forty five" damaged or not?
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  • Vickers-Berthier LMG

    Dec 16, 2013
    Vickers-Berthier LMG. Developed from the French Berthier design, which was purchased by Vickers in 1925. Vickers expected the UK WD to adopt her as the new LMG but they were beaten by the Czechoslovak ZB design that was adopted instead in 1933. The Vickers Berthier was adopted by the Indian army and eventually manufactory at their Ishapore factory.
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  • Daniel Defense Barrels - The South Does It Again!

    Nov 18, 2013
    Everyone knows that a quality barrel is essential for optimum performance from any firearm. Daniel Defense have embraced this concept in spades and have gained an excellent reputation within the firearms industry for manufacture top grade products. Daniel Defense carbines are not manufactured using third party barrels or ones imported from the cheapest “off shore” supplier. Daniel Defense uses cold hammer forged barrels made in house using a cold hammer forge machine.
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  • Gen3 or Gen4?

    Oct 14, 2013
    I would have never have referred to myself as a GLOCK fanatic or even fan for that matter. I can remember telling a friend once that I would never own a GLOCK pistol! The first GLOCK I handled was a Gen 3 G17 9mm. I found it shot well and would be ideal for teaching new shooters. The problem: It didn’t fit my hand. I’m a petite 5’2” build and I found the grip uncomfortable and too big for my hand.
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  • 5.56 Nato VS. .223 Rem

    Sep 09, 2013
    In very simple terms these are the differences: The external case dimensions are the same. The difference is in the throat of the chamber. The throat is the distance from the end of the case to the start of the rifling.
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  • Deutsche Werke .22 Rifle

    Sep 02, 2013
    This Deutsche Werke .22 Lift Top/Tip Up Rifle might quite possibly be the German equivalent of the Cooey. Inexpensively built, it was available in different grades and barrel lengths.
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  • So One of The Kids is Leaving Home…Shipping a Firearm

    Aug 05, 2013
    Okay, so you need to ship your firearm for whatever reason, please consider the following suggestions!!!
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  • Okay, You’re Well Lubricated, But Can You Still Perform?

    Jul 01, 2013
    So you’ve got that semi-auto firearm all properly lubed up and everything slides slick and smooth, like water off a duck’s back. How come then, your firearm still isn’t performing the way you would like it to?
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  • Lancaster Handguns

    Jun 24, 2013
    I have a passion for these unique pieces. They only served a useful purpose for a very short period of history, the exact quantity manufactured is unknown, the best estimate is less than one thousand and their period of production was only approximately 20 years during the late 1800’s.
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  • Slip Slide and Away--Lubricate that Firearm!

    May 27, 2013
    Proper firearm lubrication has always been one of those topics that divide people. There are those that maintain that a simple wipe down with an oily cloth is all that the internals of a firearm require to function properly. If it really was only that cut and dried (excuse the pun).
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  • Anti-Poacher Blunderbuss

    May 20, 2013
    You don’t come across these every day! Here we have a 12-bore, flintlock, Blunderbuss, circa 1830.
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  • How Come Yours Is Bigger Than Mine? Magazine Capacity, and Canadian Firearms Law

    Apr 22, 2013
    The purpose of this blog is to provide clarification on the maximum legal magazine capacity for different firearms under Canadian law.
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  • Solothurn S18-1000 20mm

    Apr 15, 2013
    The Treaty of Versailles that ended WWI severely limited Germanys ability to conduct research and development of military hardware. In order to circumvent this the German firm of Rheinmetall acquired a controlling interest in the Swiss firm of Solothurn. Solothurn developed some interesting small arms in the 1920’s and 30’s. The S18-1000 was their premium Anti-Tank rifle, semi automatic firing the 20 x 138B round.
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  • What you need to know about storage and transportation

    Mar 18, 2013
    All firearms must be unloaded for transport.
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  • Mauser 1896 Carbine

    Mar 11, 2013
    The purchase order for this Mauser 1896 carbine, caliber 7 x 57 mm serial 3965 manufactured by Ludwig Loewe & Co. Berlin was placed on 2nd June 1896 by the Transvaal, later to become the “Zuid-Afrikaanshe Republiek” or South African Republic (Z.A.R.) The serial number identifies her as one of the first batch which was made up of 20,000 rifles and 5,000 carbines, price was 3 GBP (Great Britain Pound) this price included a sling and delivery to Pretoria station.
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