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 ...

Sunbeam Tiger

The creation of the Sunbeam Tiger is a story that deviates somewhat from the image we may have of the British being stuffy and conservative; getting that V8 engine into the diminutive engine bay of the petite Sunbeam required the use of a sledgehammer to "re-model" the bulkhead so the 260 cu. in. Ford V8 ...

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 ...

Studebaker 4E11D Truck

The Studebaker E Series trucks began production in 1955 and were given numeric designations for their year of production; the 4E Series being manufactured in 1959. These trucks were factory made as standard 2WD vehicles but Studebaker recognized that there might just be a market for 4WD trucks; a great many buyers of Studebaker trucks ...

Rolls-Royce 25/30 Saloon by Lancefield

The Rolls-Royce 25/30 was the successor of Rolls-Royce's smaller model the 20/25, which was introduced in 1929 and made until it was superseded by the 25/30 in 1936. The timing of the introduction of the smaller 20/25 was fortuitous for Rolls-Royce as it provided a smaller and less expensive model to sell in the financially ...

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 ...