Double Rifles by R.B. Rodda

Introduction The British gunmaking trade was primarily concentrated in the cities of London and Birmingham during the 1800's and 1900's. Some gunmakers produced complete guns in-house exclusively but many purchased either component parts such as actions and barrels from other makers and finished them in their own workshops. Other companies did not make guns or rifles ...

The .425 Westley Richards

A Dangerous Game Rifle That Could Be Speed Reloaded by Stripper Clip The .425 Westley Richards is sometimes referred to as the Westley Richards .425 Magnum Express. It became a much respected cartridge, favored by the legendary Frederick Courtenay Selous and by John "Pondoro" Taylor, author of "African Rifles and Cartridges". Firing a 410grain bullet at ...

The Empire Rifle by Webley & Scott

Introduction: A Trusted Name Resurrected The Webley revolver became the iconic British gentleman's arm. Without doubt favored by fictitious private detective Sherlock Holmes and his friend Dr. Watson, who brought his Webley revolver back from the Afghan War. The Webley was far more than the standard arm for fictitious characters however and was the side-arm for ...

The 7×66 SE Vom Hofe

A Thoughtful Oddity The 7x66 Super Express Vom Hofe cartridge has enjoyed a dedicated following in Europe but is almost unheard of in the United States. It is a cartridge that has recently experienced something of a renaissance however as it has been effectively redesigned and reborn as the 28 Nosler: the principle difference between the ...

Madsen M47

Background History The Madsen M47 bolt action rifle is an interesting design from the company that also made the famous Madsen recoil-operated machine gun. The Madsen hailed from Denmark, the nation that also gave us the 30-40 Krag rifle and the beautifully made Schultz & Larsen sporting rifles, which among other claims to fame, were the ...

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