The STEN gun was a 9 mm Parabellum submachine gun developed by Britain for use in WWII and this damnably straightforward piece of kit today still elicits conflicting emotions from machine gunners and history buffs alike.
At the turn of the 19th century, a little known (at least to Americans) revolver and pistol maker, Henrion Dassy & Heuschen or HDH, set up shop in Liege, Belgium and began manufacturing medium grade and mid priced weapons, mostly selling to private citizens in Germany and her colonial interests.
Meet the Model 1873, single shot, Springfield Carbine. It was the standard U.S. Cavalry issue in the late 1870s and it was the first breech-loading rifle adopted by the Army. It remained in service for 15 years as an armament mainstay of both cavalry and ground troops and to many, most likely
It’s been noted that in the middle 1800s there was a real groundswell of innovation when it came to firearm design. New methods of manufacturing, cheap resources and a growing demand for guns put gun makers in a position to think up unorthodox solutions to self defense. LeMat’s “Grape Shot” Rev
When I was 10, I spent Christmas at a remote lake-side cottage in the Haliburton Highlands of Ontario. This is decades prior to the mansions on the water of today and was simply an un-insulated cabin with wood stove, no electricity and of course no indoor facilities. We had to break ice to get wa
When I was 10, I spent Christmas at a remote lake-side cottage in the Haliburton Highlands of Ontario. This is decades prior to the mansions on the water of today and was simply an un-insulated cabin with wood stove, no electricity and of course no indoor facilities. We had to break ice to ge
The life story of the Canadian Firearms Registry ended recently with the scrapping of a piece of gun legislation. This story as it were spans three decades and now, as with all things destined to leave this earth, in the wake of its death it’s time to reflect on its significance. As a Canadian gun
They can be used to completely clear an area with malevolent efficiency. They can be used with high explosive and incendiary rounds to achieve a significant sphere of arbitrary destruction. Or they can be used to simply bust down a door. Combat shotguns are not selective.
The Corner Shot weapon system’s objective is similar to the rustic periscope rifles from Australian Sergeant Bill Beech’s WWI butt stock adaptation, used frequently in the 1915 Gallipoli Campaign, but that is where the similarity ends.
Here’s a fascinating little story, that once again, goes to prove that human ingenuity knows no morals and if criminals want a gun, they’ll figure out a way to get one. There is always a new trick to smuggling and it appears Canada has been caught out on an interesting loophole: the movie industry