Westley Richards “Ovundo” Shotgun

Nowadays we tend to take the over and under shotgun pretty much for granted, but this was not the case back in the early 1900's when the side by side reigned supreme and British gunmakers had not yet created what they considered a good action design. The first to get a good design created and ...

Vincent Two-stroke Lifeboat engine

History British motorcycle maker Vincent are amongst the best known of the "Best of British" motorbikes ever made. Such motorcycles as the Vincent Rapide and Black Shadow became household names, much admired, and much sought after. With the onset of the Second World War in 1939 however Vincent found themselves in the position of being called ...

.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 ...

TarHunt Guns

When I think of a "Tahr Hunt" my mind conjures up images of a plane trip to "The land of the long white cloud" (New Zealand) and a journey into the "Lord of the Rings" country to hunt Himalayan Tahr. So when I first came across the guns from TarHunt I initially wondered if that ...