BSA Martini International

The BSA Martini International was created in 1950 as an improved version of the original small Martini action found on .22lr small bore target rifles and also in slightly different form on the Australian .310 Cadet rifle. The action of the Martini International was designed to provide everything that a small bore rifle shooter could ...

Leica ER 5 Riflescopes

Although we're used to the name Leica being associated with top quality optics but at rather high prices it is refreshing to see their introduction of the new Leica ER 5 series of riflescopes which provide excellent Leica quality but at a price point that is affordable for most of us; in fact prices start ...

Engraved Winchester Model 1873

The Winchester Model 1873 was one of the most successful of Winchester's lever action rifles and is another of the arms that have been given the title "The gun that won the west" although of course there are a few claimants to that title. It was initially chambered for the 44-40 cartridge but as the ...

Roger Rule’s Pre-64 Winchester Model 70

Roger Rule is the author of what is perhaps the definitive book on "The Rifleman's Rifle" the Winchester Model 70 1936-1963. Not only that but he has had a life career that has included service with the US Army as an infantry airborne officer, and the setting up of a number of successful businesses including ...

The Browning BAR Mark II Safari

The Browning BAR sporting rifle is not the same as the John Moses Browning BAR of World War I fame. The BAR sporting rifle is a design that was created with the input of Val Browning's son Bruce Warren Browning, working in collaboration with a design team led by Marcel Olinger. The BAR sporting rifle ...

The .264 Winchester Magnum

The .264 Winchester Magnum is a cartridge that deserved to do better than it did way back in 1959 and 1960 when Winchester unleashed it into dealer's shops in the form of the Model 70 Westerner. With its 26" barrel and special two diameter stepped bullet it was claimed to deliver 3,200fps with a 140grain ...

Pre-64 Model 70 in .264 Winchester Magnum

For classic rifle enthusiasts Winchester's pre-64 Model 70 is one of the most desirable rifles on earth although their current model Super Grades complete with controlled feed action are utterly superb; I have one, and I am constantly impressed with just how excellent it is. But it was the pre-64 that was the original classic ...

A Pair of Griffin & Howe Bolt Action Rifles

Griffin & Howe rifles have been the rifle of choice for such notable sporting shooters as writers Ernest Hemingway and Robert Ruark, actors Bing Crosby and Clark Gable, and US President Dwight D. Eisenhower. They are an indispensable part of America's hunting and shooting legacy. From small beginnings the company developed a reputation for excellence ...

Two Steyr Bolt Action Rifles with Riflescopes

Over at Rock Island Auction there is a big new sale scheduled for June and amongst the thousands of firearms on offer is a lot containing two Mannlicher-Schönauer rifles listed as being in "Very Good" and "Excellent" condition with the expected sale price being in the range of USD$1,400-$2,000 for the pair of them. The ...

Crocodile Hunters

Back in the years after the Second World War it was legal and arguably necessary to cull the large and dangerous salt water crocodiles in Australia's north. Salt water crocodiles kill people from time to time even nowadays in northern Australia. The culling eventually brought salt water crocodile numbers down so low that some believed ...