We can be sure that Morris F. Smith was the only person who ever applied the terms “reliable” and “durable” to the infamous Standard Model G automatic rifle.
With many varieties available, and a great history, the FN-49 is popular with modern gun collectors.
Gun collecting had existed before World War II, but it was the second world war that pumped new life into the hobby, both in the form of vintage guns as well as gun-conscious hobbyists, many of whom had just returned from service abroad. And while many couldn't afford to buy guns, most could afford...
Never heard of the Pieper Volley Gun, have you? Neither had I until I stumbled across it in the LaPorte museum. If the LaPorte museum's W. A. Jones Collection of Antique Firearms contains the damndest stuff you've ever seen, then their Pieper Volley Gun has got to be the double-damndest.
Scott Freigh looks at a pair of unusual revolvers in 10mm and 41 mag. Don't buy either until you read this.
If you've ever read my columns, you're aware that I'm fascinated by oddball firearms. Perhaps you are, too. If so, Winant's Firearms Curiosa is a must-have.
Is the AR-15 somehow beyond the pale of legitimate, serious gun collecting? I used to think so, but I've changed my mind. Let's examine why some otherwise well-balanced gun collectors don't pursue the AR-15.