The CVA Squirrel Rifle is a .32 caliber muzzle-loading rifle, loosely based on Kentucky rifle designs of the early nineteenth century and is remarkably accurate.
The Minie ball is one of those funny little technologies that completely changed warfare and in its own way altered the course of history.
We found a rifle that fires a 500-grain bullet capable of one-mile shots, and uses polygonal rifling, yet only weighs 9-pounds. Where do you sign up, right? Well, go back to 1860 and ask for Mr. Whitworth.
Glocks, as well as other modern hi-tech pistols are famous for functioning under extreme conditions. We thought we’d test one with the dirtiest powder one can imagine and see if it would fire a full magazine without hanging up.
When you think Winchester rifles, their bolt action Model 70 and the classic lever guns like the 66, 73 and 94 spring to mind. However, the company also made another lever—the 1895—and this gun seems to pop up in the strangest of places.
Though recent world records may make you think otherwise, the modern day sniper is an American concept, conceived during the War of Independence. It’s initial psychological impact on the British in 1775 was truly damaging and the Americans saw that by selectively targeting officers and non-coms
With drone strikes and snipers taking out targets past a mile, it may be hard to imagine that 250-years ago a country was born in the New World using the primitive weapons of the oppressor.
Steve Lee found this homemade gun (not sure if it’s actually a rifle, the way…
Not an SBR ’cause black powder. I would open-carry that. Single-point sling? Hell yes.
In the 18th and 19th centuries, grave-robbing was a serious problem in Great Britain and the United…