From lever to bolt, semi-autos and even shotguns, an avid hunter and gun enthusiast reveals his top five deer hunting guns. Like’em, love’em or hate’em.
From new AR autoloaders to antique single shot bolt actions there is a .22 rifle for everyone. But perhaps the most overlooked design of .22 actions is the pump action. And even in that category it seems like few can name a favorite, but when they do the nifty Remington 572 comes up.
In the past 20 years or so there has been a lot of ups and down for Ithaca Gun Company. However, the designs, especially the classic Model 37s, have always been there and are now made with modern production methods and materials. A mix that can’t go wrong.
Don’t let anything scare you away from the Paterson. It has its issues, yeah, sure, but it’s the first. The Paterson is where it all started. It is history in your hands. Who wouldn’t want to know what marksman of yore experienced?
While there are plenty of guns John Browning invented like the 1911, the Winchester 94 and the M1919 machine gun all three of which are still in use today, there are others not so well known, but deserve recognition nonetheless.
I don’t mean it’s cheap in the budget-friendly way, I mean cheap in the Sorny and Magnetbox way. Not to diss Chinese-made products as a whole. I own a smart phone, a TV and some Bruce Lee movies, but what do the Chinese know about American old west firearms?
Want to figure out a way to find a nice Marlin hunting rifle without paying all the Marlin dollars? Think “Glenfield”.
In its heyday, Montgomery Ward had its own line of firearms branded “Western Field”. Little did folks know, those guns were actually manufactured by some of the top tier companies of the day.
John H. Hall designed the first breechloading firearm — the Hall Rifle — to be adopted by the U.S. military. While it had many flaws, the design did have one very important contribution – the ability to use interchangeable parts.
The Colt Paterson revolver, in its time, was not perfect. It was, however, revolutionary.