Winchester 1883 Prototype Revolver

Winchester were not content with just being America's main rifle maker, they also looked at becoming her main revolver maker and created prototypes such as the Wetmore-Wells which was displayed at the 1876 Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia, and the work done for Winchester by Hugo Borchardt to create prototypes that same year. Colt meanwhile were ...

Merwin Hulbert Revolvers

They were a revolver favored by Pat Garret and Jesse James. During the frontier era of the second half of the nineteenth century the Merwin Hulbert revolvers were not just the equal of the revolvers from Colt and Smith & Wesson but some regarded them as superior. Pat Garret and Jesse James were two men ...

Winchester Wetmore-Wells Revolver

In the post Civil War years Winchester, Colt and Smith & Wesson were all vying for market share in the booming firearms industry. The Civil War had ended but the Indian Wars were far from over as the Union pushed to expand its territory further west, with the intention of taking over the whole country ...

Smith & Wesson Model 27

I remember the first time I saw someone shoot a .357 Magnum revolver very clearly. At the time I was completely new to the shooting sports and had joined a pistol club down in outback Australia. It was the night after a shoot and one of the guys had purchased a Ruger Blackhawk in .357 ...