Black powder revolvers are fun, but loading them isn’t always the case. Reloading is a snap with paper cartridges and making them is a snap.
While reloading gear seems relegated to the corners of quiet booths at SHOT, there are nonetheless some noteworthy introductions for handloaders.
“We’ve got 120 grains of black powder…” says backyard ordnance maker Royal Nonesuch with a wince as he steadies his homemade hand cannon towards a stack of milk jugs.
Colt handguns ruled the pistol market in the 1800s, especially their percussion revolvers. With an…
Capandball, a Hungarian black powder enthusiast, and collector, puts the Union’s Rogers & Spencer next to an Italian repro side by side on the table and the range.
The Old Bedford Village in Bedford, Pennsylvania last week suffered a break-in that left the living history museum without their collection of rifled muskets.
Taking a break from exotic shotgun shells, the gang at Taofledermaus grabbed some black powder and a few random balloons to see if they could (literally) blow one up.
While most of the countries in South America were buying shiny new Mausers for their military, cash-strapped Uruguay tried to make due with a French-made amalgam that was (mostly) a Mauser.
Henry Nock was famous for his 7-shot sea-sweeping Volley Gun but he also made this very interesting early 1800s self-priming flintlock with a full half-dozen rotating barrels.
Construction workers at first thought they had unearthed an old wrecking ball. Then after a closer look, a historian called the police who in turned placed a call to Fort Stewart.