The 9.3x62mm, A Quiet Achiever

Introduction The 9.3x62 is a caliber that is common in Europe, well known in Africa, especially in countries that were once German colonies, and quite uncommon in the United States. In Europe almost, if not all, rifle manufacturers chamber their rifles for this caliber be they Sako, Sauer, Mauser, Heym, Merkel, Haenel, Blaser, CZ or others. ...

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 ...

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 ...

.416 Taylor

Introduction The .416 Taylor is one of those cartridges that started out as a wildcat back in the golden era of wildcatting which lasted from the 1950's up into the 1970's. Created by American wildcatter Bob Chatfield-Taylor, it is simply the .458 Winchester Magnum necked down to .416", or you can make cases by necking up ...

Heym Express Rifle

History Heym began making firearms back in 1865 and by 1891 they had advanced to the point where they became the first manufacturer to patent a design for a hammerless drilling (i.e. three barreled gun). That first hammerless drilling featured three triggers and three hammers located in the same plane. The main emphasis for Heym was ...

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