Gun Collecting

Though Britain's line of Lee Magazine rifles reminded in service until after the Second World War, the basic system, as seen in this black-powder Lee-Metford, originated in Victorian times.

Britain’s Black-Powder .303, the Lee-Metford

One of the most famous smokeless powder military cartridges in history actually started out as a black-powder round. Here’s a look at the load and the revolutionary new repeating rifle that chambered it – the Lee-Metford.

One of the features of the Savage 99 that shooters of every striped loved was the swift and smooth lever action.

Savage 99, Unique as the Man Who Made It

Most guns are reactive products of their times, fulfilling a need that exists. But the Savage 99 was ahead of the curve, in both design and calibers. Moreover, it was invented by a man as remarkable as the rifle that bore his name.

In addition to a precision barrel and action and walnut stock, The Hornady Number One also has incredible engraving.

Hornady Auctioning First and Only Rifle

Hornady is better known for manufacturing reloading supplies and ammunition. But the renowned company has recently taken a foray into gun making, producing a one-of-a-kind rifle now up for auction.

Both of the author’s 20-gauge Brownings have the round grip, a feature preferred by many shooters and collectors.

Collecting Browning’s First 20-Gauges

Like most companies, 20-gauge shotguns were late additions to Browning's catalog. But, the wait was worth it, with two of the iconic manufacturer's most popular models being produced in the lighter bore.

Hunters, settlers and soldiers boosted their reach and firepower with metallic cartridges and Sharps rifles. Even today, the renowned rifle is popular looking to connect with distant targets.

Going the Distance with the Sharps Rifle

Hunters, settlers and soldiers boosted their reach and firepower with metallic cartridges and Sharps rifles. And while the design is more than 150-years-old, it's still is holding its own.