Hispano-Suiza H6C Transformable Torpedo

Hispano-Suiza have a fascinating history having made not only automobiles and trucks, but also aircraft engines and machine guns so highly regarded that they were used as replacements for John Moses Browning's .50 BMG. The Hispano-Suiza 20mm cannon was used in some models of the Lockheed P-38 Lightning. But before the outbreak of the Second ...

Brenneke Shotgun Slugs for Hunting

Wilhelm Brenneke (1865-1951) was a German cartridge designer who's contribution to the development of sophisticated rifle and shotgun cartridges is largely overlooked outside his native Europe. In the United States shooters are most often only acquainted with his shotgun slugs, but unfamiliar with his rifle cartridges and the unique TIG and TUG bullets loaded in ...

Pennsylvania Railroad T1 and T1a Duplex

The Pennsylvania Railroad's T1 duplex steam locomotive is perhaps the most eye-catching, and the most controversial ever created. Engineers at the Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR) and at Baldwin Locomotive Works created a quite complex solution to building a reciprocating steam locomotive with enormous power and the ability to cruise at 100mph. This engineering masterpiece was then ...

Singer Model 1911A1 Pistol

Singer were and still are world famous for their sewing machines, manufactured at their US plant at Elizabeth, New Jersey. But as the Second World War loomed in 1939 the US Government was already looking for companies that could manufacture arms for a possible involvement in the impending war in Europe. The US was by ...

Greener Martini Harpoon Gun

I don't know about you but I'd much rather go shooting than fishing, primarily because shooting involves guns and fishing normally doesn't: at least it doesn't unless you're going big-game fishing with a Greener Harpoon Gun, in which case the fishing becomes a whole lot more interesting. A well used Greener Martini Harpoon Gun. This ...

Krieghoff Double Rifles

Although it is often thought that a double-rifle is such an expensive item that it's not possible for the vast majority of shooters to own one, there is a good selection of double-rifles available from a number of makers that are both affordable and excellent: and when we say excellent we mean that their functionality ...

SIG P210

The SIG P210 is to handguns what a Swiss watch is to wristwatches. The P210 has been described by firearms authority Ian Hogg as "The best pistol in the world" and the first time I was able to handle and fire one I quickly became convinced he was right. If you have used a hand ...

DWM Swiss Model 1900 Luger Carbine

The Swiss were amongst the first to appreciate the Luger automatic pistol and officially adopted the Model 1900 pistol for their military on April 4th, 1901. The Model 1900 as adopted by the Swiss featured the early type leaf-spring mainspring and military issue models were chambered for the 7.65x21mm (.30 Luger) cartridge. One of the ...