A Golden Colt Python

If you've read the original Ian Fleming novel "The Man with the Golden Gun" you will be aware that the villain, “Pistols” Scaramanga, has a gold plated Colt .45 revolver. If you've seen the James Bond movie that was rather loosely based on the book you will know that the movie Scaramanga has a golden ...

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 ...

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 ...

Colt Boa

The Colt Boa is often thought of as a special version of the Colt Python revolver but, in fact, the Boa was a cross between a Python and a Trooper Mk V. This means that the Boa features the improvements of the Colt Trooper Mk V, including the improved smoother trigger with its shorter lock-time. ...

Webley Fosbery .38 ACP Revolver

The Webley Fosbery revolver is one of the most interesting handguns ever created. Favored by First World War airmen for whom being able to shoot accurately at an enemy with one hand whilst still piloting your bi-plane with the other was a daily necessity; and for whom not having hot spent cartridge cases ejecting into ...

Colt Trooper

When Colt ceased production of their double-action revolvers back in 1999 there was much wailing and gnashing of the teeth amongst the Colt aficionados. It remained possible to get a Colt Python made to special order up until 2005 when all production completely ceased. So in recent years if someone has wanted a Colt double-action ...