Nash-Healey Le Mans Coupé

British sports car designer Donald Healey was active in motor sport and working to build up his small specialist business with a view to becoming a major sports car maker. As it turned out his sports car designs would be manufactured on a much larger scale than perhaps even he anticipated, but that manufacture would ...

The Mauser M98 Current Production

Introduction Back in 2009, when Mauser announced that they were going to put the classic Model of 1898 back into production, you could hear sporting rifle aficionados all over the globe singing "Halleluyah". Not the miserable version from the Shrek movie: but the Halleluyah chorus from Georg Friedrich Händel's "Messiah" Oratorio, sung with unbridled joy - ...

United Defense M42 Sub-Machine Gun

The United Defense M42 sub-machine gun has a moderately complicated history, a history rather more convoluted than its original creators, High Standard, had intended. The M42 was originally created as a replacement for the Thompson sub-machine gun. The gun was designed by Carl Swebilius, working for High Standard and so, as it was being designed ...

Verney-Carron Speedline “Stop & Go” Rifle

Introduction: So What Kind of Rifle Is This? Verney-Carron are famous for their superb double rifles which feature an innovative double under-locking system that obviates the need for a top extension, and thus leaves the breech completely uncluttered for reloading. Owners of these rifles I've met seem very happy with them and watching them in action ...

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 ...

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