The Smith & Wesson model 36, also known as the “Chief’s Special,” is one of the most distinctive revolvers to emerge from the 20th century. These easily concealable revolvers have distinct characteristics and are synonymous with both law enforcement and the hoods they pursued. These revolvers were designed with a ... Read more
The Colt 1860 Army revolver, also known as the Colt U.S. Cavalry revolver, was widely during the American Civil War. The revolver was 44 caliber and the cylinder could be removed for reloading, one of the first of its kind. The gun was known for its reliability and accuracy and ... Read more
The Manurhin MR73 series of revolvers was developed specifically for the requirements of the French Gendarmerie and special service units of the French Police and Military. With a history and tradition of fine gun making behind them, the Manurhin series of Revolvers is truly world-class.
The Manurhin MR73 is one of ... Read more
The Smith & Wesson Model 581, also known as the “Distinguished Service Magnum,” can be hard to come by because of its limited production.
This revolver is a larger L-frame first produced in the 1980s. The 581 is actually a variant of the 586. Both are basically the same gun with ... Read more
The Franco-Prussian War made it evident for the French Military that it had a need to update military equipment for its soldiers deployed to fight in war. One of the first updates adopted by the French army for its military arsenal came in the form of its centerfire, double-action revolver, ... Read more
When it comes to Colt’s Snake gun collection, many think of the the Python or Anaconda because of their caliber, size and heaviness. In most cases, when referring to Colt’s highly collectable Snake gun series, many scoff at the Viper. It was essentially, the”red-headed step-child” of the group. It was ... Read more
The Colt Single Action Army revolver is one of the most recognizable and replicated handguns in history. No Colt revolver has earned greater fame than the Single Action Army. Playing a pivotal role as one of the guns that helped win the West, Colt’s Single Action Army was used by ... Read more
Colt’s popular snake gun revolver series was thrusted into popularity among gun owners with its Python chambered in .357 Magnum. It wouldn’t be until later Colt began chambering its large frame revolvers in .44 Magnum with its Anaconda. Shortly following the release of the Anaconda, Colt produced a limited run ... Read more
Introduced in 1955, The Colt Python was Colt’s top-of-the-line revolver. It was originally intended to be a large frame, double-action revolver. Almost immediately the Python gained a reputation as the premium American revolver.
It is built on a .41 caliber size frame for extra durability. Like all Colt revolvers, the cylinder ... Read more
During the first World War, many U.S. civilian arms companies including Colt and Remington were producing M1911 pistols under contract for the U.S. Army, but even with the additional production there was a shortage of sidearms to issue. The interim solution was to ask Colt and Smith & Wesson, the ... Read more
In the early 1960s, noted firearms authorities and authors Elmer Keith, Bill Jordan and Skeeter Skelton lobbied Smith & Wesson to fill a perceived gap between the .357 and .44 magnum revolvers. The idea was to give law enforcement a revolver that would help take down bad guys more effectively ... Read more
Colt’s popular snake gun revolver series was thrusted into popularity among gun owners with its Python chambered in .357 Magnum. However, Colt’s relatively late entry into the large-bore handgun market raised the stakes with its Anaconda. Chambered in .44 Magnum, the Anaconda was introduced by Colt to compete with other ... Read more
By James Martineau,
With the sound defeat of the French Army by the new Imperial German Army in 1870, the French military found the need to update its arsenal. The results were double-action revolvers comparable to other military service revolvers that were popular within Europe during the late 19th century. The ... Read more
By Brandon Wenschlag
Here at D4, we get a wide variety of collectors firearms, including an occasional M1895 Nagant. For some, this revolver is a curiosity but does not draw the interest of collectors like Colt, Smith & Wesson or Webley revolvers of the same era. However, the Nagant has an ... Read more
The Unique Webley–Fosbery Automatic Revolver
Designed by British Col. George Vincent Fosbery and developed by the Webley & Scott Revolver and Arms Co. in 1900, the Webley–Fosbery Automatic Revolver is a recoil-operated revolver.How it Works
When fired, the grip stays in place while the barrel and cylinder assembly slides back. During the ... Read more
The Allure of the Legendary Colt Python
The legendary double-action, which originally debuted in 1955, is making a comeback. After years of research and development, Colt recently unveiled a refined and upgraded Colt Python revolver that will be available in 2020.
Just in time for Colt’s announcement to revive the coveted Python ... Read more