Brough Superior Automobiles

Introduction George Brough was a man who wanted to build motorcycles that were "superior" to everything else being made: and he wanted to do it using "off the shelf" parts from other manufacturers, which was a pretty tall order. The fact that he succeeded is testimony not only to his engineering ideas, but also to his ...

The Ruger Blackhawk and Super Blackhawk

Background The best things are created by people who are passionate about the thing they are setting out to make, not about whether or not it will sell well. So, to understand the underlying reason for Bill Ruger to introduce the single-action Ruger Blackhawk back in 1955 is best done by considering the things that Bill ...

The 9.3x62mm, A Quiet Achiever

Introduction The 9.3x62 is a caliber that is common in Europe, well known in Africa, especially in countries that were once German colonies, and quite uncommon in the United States. In Europe almost, if not all, rifle manufacturers chamber their rifles for this caliber be they Sako, Sauer, Mauser, Heym, Merkel, Haenel, Blaser, CZ or others. ...

Brough Superior 981cc SS100

Described by T.E. Lawrence (aka Lawrence of Arabia) as "the jolliest things on wheels" the Brough Superior SS100 was the ultimate motorcycle of the 1920's and 1930's. Lawrence was known for riding his Brough Superior for 500-700 mile excursions on a regular basis delighting in the big bike's speed and stable road-holding, and in its ...

W.J. Jeffery .600 Nitro Express Rifle

The .600 Nitro Express was the largest of the classic safari cartridges of the golden age of big game hunting in Africa and India. The ammunition was so expensive that it came in boxes of five, and the rifles made for it were very few. .600 Nitro Express ammunition was expensive and was sold in ...

Indian Four Cylinder Motorcycle

The Indian Four Cylinder motorcycles became an American icon along with the V-twin Harley-Davidson's. Described as "The Dusenberg of motorcycles" the Indian Four was and still is a head turning crowd gatherer second to none. But this was a bike that did not start out as an Indian at all, it began with the inventiveness ...

LeMat Centerfire Carbine

Known as the "Grape Shot Revolver" the Le Mat was a much liked arm of Confederate officers during the American Civil War, being a favorite of Major General J.E.B. Stuart amongst others. There is no wonder that the Le Mat was a popular arm, although quite large it offered no less than nine shots from ...