De Simone scope with variable power. These were produced in California the ’60 or ’70s, and were of the highest quality. On the left side there is a movable slide that could change the power. It had quite a range too. I’ve only seen 1 on ebay, and it went for a couple of grand.Continue reading “De Simone Rifle Scope”
Category Archives: Historical
A Very Special Van Orden Model 70 and Family History
Historic rifle of the Van Orden Family
COLT M16/LMG OVER THE YEARS
It’s a nice look at some of the LMG options Colt made over the years.
External Parallax Adjustment Rod
So mystery was solved the other day in the Vintage Scope group For years people had been posting pictures of rear Unertl scope mounts with an off piece machined into it. I certainly had no idea what it was for. Lot of wild guesses. Then we found out with a picture some one took inContinue reading “External Parallax Adjustment Rod”
Unertl Team Spotting Scope
A rare Unertl 100 mm spotting scope in case.
The M1914/17 Mounted Cartridge Belt
Let’s go back even further to the days when the US Army still rode around on horses.
Townsend Whelen: Mister Rifleman
From the now long dead Rifleman’s Journal One of the most accurate, and at the same time lyrical and romantic, descriptions of highpower rifle shooting is found in Charles G. Finney’s The Old China Hands. The book is the wonderfully told tale of a young man’s experience as a private soldiering in the 15th InfantryContinue reading “Townsend Whelen: Mister Rifleman”
The Vietnam Liberator Pistol
What most people don’t know is there was a version cooked up for use in Vietnam.
Gopher Shooter’s Supply Model 70s
Although Winchester had offered a “sight-delete” option in their catalog going back as early as the war years, it was Gopher Shooter’s Supply in Faribault Minnesota which capitalized on the trend toward scoped hunting rifles in the mid 1950s and offered them as a direct catalog item. Gopher Shooter’s Supply ordered these sightless rifles inContinue reading “Gopher Shooter’s Supply Model 70s”
Colt Prototype SP901 .308 WIN Upper Receiver
This Colt SP901 Prototype .308 WIN upper receiver appeared in the Colt 2011 product catalog as a new item. However, this upper receiver design never went into production and I think it may be the only one of its kind. Please note in the video that I mispoke about barrel length early in the video.Continue reading “Colt Prototype SP901 .308 WIN Upper Receiver”