The .500 Jeffery and .500 Schuler

Introduction: A .500 Nitro Express for Bolt Action Magazine Rifles The cartridge that we know today as the .500 Jeffery almost certainly began life back in the mid 1920's in the gunshop of German gunsmith August Schuler and was originally called the .500 Schuler. August Schuler's was a highly respected name in German sporting rifle circles ...

Porsche 356 Custom Limousine

Dr. Ferdinand Porsche once said “I couldn’t find the sports car of my dreams, so I built it myself.” It is clear that he envisioned his concept of a rear engine sports car powered by a horizontally opposed engine quite early in his quest to create that sports car of his dreams, but the actual ...

American Austin and American Bantam

Donald Duck, Bruce McLaren, Graham Chapman, and the Jeep Have you ever wondered what was the inspiration for Donald Duck's car? Have you ever realized that the cars first raced by Bruce McLaren and Graham Chapman of Lotus were originally made by the same company that invented the Jeep? For a journey into a bit of ...

Aston Martin Type C Speed 6

A Shaky Beginning Aston Martin is a company that was founded by idealists, with the result that during its first century of doing business it went bankrupt no less than seven times. The company was first set up in 1913 by Lionel Martin and Robert Bamford and got the "Aston" in its name because Lionel Martin ...

Kaps “Classic Line” Riflescopes

A Classic Riflescope for a Classic Rifle A few years ago as I was coming back into the shooting sports, having spent some years working overseas in a country that was not "gun friendly", I started looking for a suitable classic riflescope to suit the classic rifle I was planning to buy. As I looked for ...

Brough SS 80 with Matchless Engine

A Motorcycle Not for the Masses George Brough's family appears to have been quite involved with motorcycles and competition. George stated in later Brough Superior advertising that he had competed in his first motorcycle event in 1906 while he was still at school, and that is two years before George's father, William Brough, established his motorcycle ...

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 ...

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