Webley-Pryse Number 4 Revolver

The Colonial British and Americans took a somewhat different approach to revolvers. For Americans the Colt Single Action Army of 1873 was by and large the standard although the single action Smith & Wesson No. 3 (and the Schofield) gained some traction. Colt made their double action revolver of 1877, but this proved to be ...

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. ...

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