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From the Vault: Marlin Trapper Carbines
From the Vault: Marlin Trapper Carbines

From the Vault: Marlin Trapper Carbines

From the Vault: Colt Target Bisley
From the Vault: Colt Target Bisley

Single-action wheelgun fanciers rejoice - this one's for you! It took no persuasion at all to get Keith and Steve to head back to Rock Island Auction Company so they could check out this rare Colt Bisley Flattop Target revolver. The Bisley is the late 19th Century's equivalent of the tricked-out Colt 1911 Gold Cup. It's the target variant of the Single Action Army, named after the famous Bisley shooting range in Surrey, England. Less than 1,000 of these Flattop target Bisleys were made, and this

From the Vault: Mauser 1912/14 Prototype Pistol
From the Vault: Mauser 1912/14 Prototype Pistol

Our intrepid Gun Techs Keith and Steve have returned to Rock Island Auction Co. where they've uncovered a very rare Mauser 1912/14 prototype pistol. It's the Model 1910 (.25 ACP) and Model 1914 (.32 ACP or "7.65 Browning" to Europeans) pocket pistol platform scaled up to service pistol size so it could shoot the 9mm Parabellum (aka 9mm Luger or 9x19mm) cartridge. The Rock Island gun is No. 31 of the Model 1912/14 prototypes and one of only 8 or 9 total (!) imported into the United States. Keith

From the Vault: Winchester 410 Prototype
From the Vault: Winchester 410 Prototype

Brownells Gun Techs Keith and Steve are on another excellent adventure at Rock Island Auction Company, this time to show us a Winchester prototype .410 bore pump action shotgun from the 1920s. Available evidence suggests it was a forerunner of Winchester's Model 42, one of the best pump shotguns ever made. It would have been used to work out the details of balance, weight, and operation to get a reliable gun ready for mass production.... except the final production Model 42 is quite different, m

From the Vault: Remington Model 16
From the Vault: Remington Model 16

Brownells Gun Techs and avid firearm history geeks Steve Ostrem and Keith Ford return to Rock Island Auction Company to show us a real rarity: a Remington Model 16 autoloading rifle in .22 Remington Automatic. Also called ".22 Rem Auto," this rimfire cartridge is true Unobtanium nowadays. The gun itself is an exquisite blued-steel-and-wood creation with a slim, sleek receiver, and a magazine tube that loads from a port in the stock. It has an elegantly simple takedown mechanism, which Steve demo

From the Vault: Smith & Wesson Model 53
From the Vault: Smith & Wesson Model 53

From the Vault: Smith & Wesson Model 53

From the Vault: SMLE Sniper
From the Vault: SMLE Sniper

Guntech Steve Ostrem and Keith Ford travel to Rock Island Auction Company to explore an SMLE Sniper Rifle.

From the Vault: M2 Carbine with Night Vision
From the Vault: M2 Carbine with Night Vision

From the Vault: M2 Carbine with Night Vision

From the Vault: Winchester 1897 & Stevens Trench
From the Vault: Winchester 1897 & Stevens Trench

Guntech Steve Ostrem and Keith Ford travel to Rock Island Auction Company to explore some historic trench guns used from World War I, World War II, Korea and Vietnam Wars.

From the Vault: Colt 357
From the Vault: Colt 357

Guntechs Steve Ostrem and Keith Ford travel to Rock Island Auction Company to explore the Colt .357, the precurser to the Colt Python.

From the Vault: Smith & Wesson ASP
From the Vault: Smith & Wesson ASP

Guntechs Steve Ostrem and Keith Ford go over the Smith and Wesson ASP.

From the Vault: M1 Garand and M1 Carbine Cutaways
From the Vault: M1 Garand and M1 Carbine Cutaways

Gun Tech Keith Ford and Product Manager Paul Levy visit the Rock Island Auction House to talk about some M1 Grand and M1 Carbine Cutaways.