Built to notoriously high German engineering standards, Swedish gun makers ran their brush over Paul Mauser’s M-1883 rifle design before WWI, the result being a gun that was rugged enough to expel the Ruskies, but finessed enough to call the M-1886 Mauser, definitively Swedish.
Leonardo di Vinci was one of the most brilliant men in history, and his genius wasn’t limited to one area. While his time as a military engineer often gets overshadowed, di Vinci invented the first piece of mobile artillery, the three barrel cannon. Only one known example exists in the world.
To many, the very symbol of gun culture, John Wayne left such an indelible mark on the shooting world, in effect cementing gunslinger iconography into the American imagination, that even shooters that are wildly critical of Hollywood depictions of firearms get nervous about wagging their finger
Who would have guessed a remote former royal palace in Nepal would house one of the largest caches of antique Western rifles ever found, but such was the case when researchers unearthed firearms over 200 years old at Lagan Silekhana Palace in Katmandu in 2000. Of particular interest, 55,000 vint
World War I was often noted for insane stupidity, mindless trench warfare, millions of casualties suffered in senseless frontal charges against machine-gun-defended barbed wire trench emplacements. So the periscope rifle in its own way fits right in. It was just as dumb.
With mind blowing super weapons like 10 megajoule Railguns and 1.5 mile capable sniper rifles added to our collective arsenal each year, it’s easy to forget that at one time and not really that long ago, even the crudest of firearms in and of themselves were new and novel concepts and only beginn
When Steve McQueen and Yul Brynner starred in The Magnificent Seven, the two actors didn’t think highly of each other. We examine the feud and take a look at McQueen’s gun skills. There’s little doubt McQueen could outdraw Brynner in a gunfight. A former U.S. Marine, McQueen had experience with guns
If you caught Sons of Guns last night, you saw that the Gulf of Mexico is so dangerous, it now requires gun vessels to patrol it akin to those cruising the Gulf of Tonkin circa 1969. So it only seems right that Guns.com take a look at a ship that prowled the Dixie of balladeers, the CSS Pee Dee. T
In our interview with him, L.J. “Boots” Hinton, while discussing his father Ted, the man largely responsible for ending the criminal careers of Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow, said the Bonnie and Clyde the public knows from the movies is about five percent historically accurate, if that.
One of the great pleasures of being a boy in 1958 was owning a Fanner 50 cap gun, despite the fact (or perhaps because of the fact) its’ main feature was the supposed ability to “rapid-fire” the gun by repeatedly slapping the hammer which is historically ridiculous.