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 ...

Westley Richards “Ovundo” Shotgun

Nowadays we tend to take the over and under shotgun pretty much for granted, but this was not the case back in the early 1900's when the side by side reigned supreme and British gunmakers had not yet created what they considered a good action design. The first to get a good design created and ...

Vincent Two-stroke Lifeboat engine

History British motorcycle maker Vincent are amongst the best known of the "Best of British" motorbikes ever made. Such motorcycles as the Vincent Rapide and Black Shadow became household names, much admired, and much sought after. With the onset of the Second World War in 1939 however Vincent found themselves in the position of being called ...