A rare Unertl 100 mm spotting scope in case.
Category Archives: Historical
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.
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”
Colt ACE & ACE II
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”
The Colt LMG Over The Years
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”
History: Bill Brophy
A follow up post on a man I have talked about in the past a bit. The most significant man at Aberdeen Proving Ground, in 1941, was General Julian Hatcher. Hatcher was one of the most prominent members of the nation’s shooting fraternity. He was also the Commanding General of the Ordnance Training Center. PerhapsContinue reading “History: Bill Brophy”
Unertl Scope Models & Specs
Unertl scope models, specs and instructions.
Some Model 70 Stuff
It’s been a bit of a slow week for gun news and whatnot so I felt like talking about the Model 70 again for a bit. Some pictures shared by the scout sniper association and others came up on facebook this week. I thought they are worth sharing. The SSA is raffling off this preContinue reading “Some Model 70 Stuff”