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Whitney Lightning 

I took this pic while I was at the Cody Firearms Museum a while back. Some of you may know this pistol as the Whitney Lightning or the Whitney Wolverine. It’s a 22 caliber semi-automatic that was billed under the phrase, “more modern then tomorrow”.  It is my understanding the pistol wasn’t a good seller. And as tends to happen …

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Buffalo Bill Museum Air Gun Display

As a young child my most prized possession was my BB Gun. Mine is a Red Ryder lever action made by the Daisy Corporation. Just like the one used by Ralphie in that Christmas movie. Only mine didn’t have a compass in the stock. I can’t even begin to guess how many BB’s we shot though that old gun? But …

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Saudi Made HK G3 Rifle

This is perhaps the fanciest HK G3 style rifle I have ever seen. According to the display placards, it is a licensed Saudi copy of the venerable HK G3 rifle. Produced at the Al-Khardi Arsenal, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. It was a “diplomatic” gift from Saudi General Mohammad Selah Hama, Chief of the General Staff to our Chairman of the …

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Factory Colt 1911 Cutaway for Winchester

These images have a lot going for them. One, it’s a cool Colt 1911. Two, the cutaway was done by Colt for Winchester. Three, it is interesting to see what Colt wanted to show the engineers at Winchester to help them make 1911’s for the government. Four, we are talking about a WWI era contract, not much more common WWII …

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Mannlicher 1905 Pistol

I took this photo at the Buffalo Bill Firearms Museum. It’s a Mannlicher model of 1905 chambered in 7.65 Mannlicher. I always thought it was a neat pistol. If it was chambered in a more common round, I would be more incentivized to pick one up. If anyone has one, where do you get ammo for it? Hand-load or source …

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Bill Weaver Scope Display

What we have here is a collection of scope and scope designs attributed to Bill Weaver and his Weaver Scope Company that so many of our readers are obviously familiar. But…I have to admit something that may not translate in the photos. But I certainly hope it does. I had never, never, ever considered taking some optics and framing them …