Vintage Firearms

A Few Thoughts on the Relevance of the Browning Hi-Power

By James Martineau,

Among the most popular of pistols throughout the last century has been Browning’s Hi-Power. Highly popular in both military, LE and civilian circles, the Hi-Power proved itself in combat and competition. It was developed by John Browning and began production in 1936. The Hi-Power was innovative as it ... Read more

Featured Rifle: Shiloh Sharps Model 1874 NRA Limited edition commemorative from “Quigley Down Under” Up for Sale!!!

Mathew Quigley, the main character from the movie “Quigley Down Under,” is an American frontiersmen who travels down to Australia to apply his skills as a sharpshooter to accept a job from a wealthy rancher. Quigley’s rifle of choice was the Shiloh Sharps Model 1874, firing 45 caliber 110 grain ... Read more

The Unique Webley–Fosbery Automatic Revolver

 

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

A Look at the Winchester 70 Featherweight Super Grade

 

The Winchester Model 70

This series rifle from Winchester entered production in 1936 and entered the market the following year. It was an improved version of the Model 54 and boasted an improved single stage trigger and an impeccable feeding and ejection system that helped make it an instant hit among ... Read more

The World’s First Double-Action Automatic Pistol

Want to Know what was the first double-action automatic? Look no further!

Developed by Czech designer Alois Tomischka in 1908 whilst he was living and working in Vienna, Austria, where he had learned his gun-smithing trade, the Wiener Waffenfabrik “Little Tom” is known as the world’s first double-action automatic.

This firearm was ... Read more

The Allure of the Legendary Colt Python

 

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