Japanese Arms and Armour – Bonhams

Japanese Arms and Armour – Bonhams

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Bonhams are auctioning a collection of Japanese arms and armor and for those, like me, who are interested in Japan and her history there are a large number of items that would be desirable additions to…

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Austin-Healey 3000 V8 – Perfect

Austin-Healey 3000 V8 – Perfect

I’ve long had a love for the big Austin-Healeys. When I was a sweet young thing in my twenties I tried to own one and nearly succeeded. I had the cash, had found the car, an…

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Cartridge Conversions

Cartridge Conversions

One of the really enjoyable challenges that some Iron, Oil and Gunpowder aficionados go for is the problem solving it takes to get an old obsolete rifle or pistol shooting again. It is a challenge that…

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Brother to the Dingo by Murray Mitchell

Brother to the Dingo by Murray Mitchell

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Back when I was heading overseas and had to lose most of my shooting library there was one book I was determined to keep, and that was “Brother to the Dingo” by Murray Mitchell. So I…

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The Bathurst 1000, The Great Race

The Bathurst 1000, The Great Race

In the US perhaps the greatest motor race is the Daytona 500. It combines big stock cars with big and beautiful sounding V8 engines roaring around a track with an earthy thundering that just draws you…

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Cartridges of the World by Frank C Barnes

Cartridges of the World by Frank C Barnes

Back in the early seventies I read Frank C Barnes “Cartridges of the World” from cover to cover. It got me started in cartridge collecting, it helped me get started in reloading, and it gave me…

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Trophy Hunter in Asia by Elgin Gates

Trophy Hunter in Asia by Elgin Gates

I gave away my copy of Elgin Gates “Trophy Hunter in Asia” many years ago when I was moving to Asia with my family and had to make some hard decisions about my hunting and shooting…

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1930 Chris-Craft 26′ Model 111 Runabout “Muse”

1930 Chris-Craft 26′ Model 111 Runabout “Muse”

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This stunningly beautiful Chris-Craft Model 111 was once owned by Charles S Pearce who was president of the merged Colgate and Palmolive Peet Corporations, and who was also an alumnus of the University of Wisconsin Alumni…

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Rokon Trail Breaker for Hunters

Rokon Trail Breaker for Hunters

Motorcycles are fun, they’re fun to ride and fun to tinker with. However, I discovered a while back that they’re not so much fun the first time your son tells you “Hey Dad, I just bought…

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Wilson Cartridge Case Trimmer

Wilson Cartridge Case Trimmer

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If you get into rifle shooting for accuracy, be it for target matches such as the Australian Field Rifle or Three Positional Scoped Rifle matches, or for Benchrest competition, you are going to want to put…

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