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2017-04-20 21:16
I was greatly saddened to learn yesterday of the untimely demise of Kevin “Hognose” O’Brien, who ran the excellent Weaponsman blog site, a mixture of weapons lore, gun poli… Read More
2017-04-10 03:29
If you are familiar with the Revolutionary War and especially the battle of Saratoga you’ve probably heard of Timothy Murphy. According the story, Murphy, one of Daniel Morgan’s… Read More
2017-04-06 21:17
In some previous posts we’ve looked at the origin of the word “sharpshooter,” tracing it back to the early 18th Century in German and to the last part of that century in En… Read More
2017-03-30 02:48
Auctioneer James D. Julia has a rare Confederate Whitworth up on the block. This one even has the four power Davidson telescope. The brass tube Davidson scope was adjusted for elevation by t… Read More
2017-03-26 02:35
Today, March 25th, is the anniversary of the battle of Ft. Stedman, the last offensive of Lee’s Army. Civil War Trust is featuring an article I wrote a while back for America’s C… Read More
2017-03-12 03:48
As part of our continuing look at old weapons, we go back some 500 years to the beginning of the modern era and the first really practical firearms. Ian McCollum of Forgotten Weapons does th… Read More
2017-03-06 04:28
Couple of very nice period Whitworths have come up for sale recently, and the outfit selling them has been kind enough to allow me to post the photos of them. First up is target model. Whitw… Read More
2017-02-09 03:43
There was gallantry during the conflict and the larger armies generally observed the rules of war. However, in smaller actions the conduct of both sides was often extremely brutal. Here&rsqu&hell…Read More
2017-02-06 19:24
Did you watch the Super Bowl? Atlanta had the best first half since Gone With The Wind. I didn’t, but the jokes are thick and fast on the ‘net today. and my favorite: To read thi… Read More

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