In October 1932, Remington officials decided to produce a target grade, bolt action .22 caliber target rifle to compete with the Winchester model 52.
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”
photo thanks to Alex Young The photo above is from the collection of Alex Young. It’s a nice look at some of the LMG options Colt made over the years. At top of the newest, the IAR. This is the gun that was submitted for the project that eventually became the M-27. Below the IARContinue reading “The Colt LMG Over The Years”
I ran across these photos of a Hmong fighter in Laos. Still with the M16A1 the US gave him. Still killing commies after all these years. With considerable less finish than it left the factory with. Funny how only the much overrated AK47/Type56 is supposedly the only rifle that could hold up under tropical jungleContinue reading “M16A1 Still In The Jungle Fighting”
I saw a news story yesterday talking about some Bonnie and Clyde items being auctioned off, In this auction is a shotgun used by the duo. The pump-action shotgun was recovered by police following a gun fight with the outlaws in 1933 in which two officers were killed and is now tipped to sell forContinue reading “Bonnie & Clyde Guns”
Here is a neat piece of M16 history up for auction. Thanks to Alex over at the AR15 resource facebook page I can bring this to your attention in case you want to place a bid. Description: This is an exceptionally rare piece of Colt history, with less than 20 having been made. Colt developedContinue reading “Belt Fed Colt CAR15 HBAR”
I mentioned the Colt ACE 2 the other day and have been thinking about it on and off ever since. The ACE was an updated conversion slide , barrel and magazine for using a .22 long rifle. It was made to work with the series 80 guns. The original was the ACE and was originallyContinue reading “Colt ACE & ACE II”
One of the members in the Unertl group ran across this piece that baffled most of us for a while. Turns out Unertl made a barrel dampener. You can see in the drawing below how it worked at the time.
By Joe Engesser When it comes to rare gun collecting, a .40 caliber Colt Model 1851 Navy prototype is going to turn heads. The Colt Navy was a popular .36 caliber revolver, but it didn’t deliver the stopping power of its Dragoon predecessor. Before Samuel Colt developed the Model 1860 Army revolver, he experimented withContinue reading “Rare Gun Collecting: Serial Number 1”
From pre64win.com On May 29, 1942, eager to do their part in the war effort, Winchester shipped 373 model 70 standard .30-06 rifles to the US Marine Corps. Winchester requested the Marines evaluate the rifles generally for suitability of use in combat, and specifically for use as sniper rifles. Two months later the Marine CorpsContinue reading “The Legendary US Marine Corps Model 70 Sniper Rifle”