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FRF2 French Sniper

FRF2 Sniper – A Closer Look

As we have hinted around on our social media, we have acquired a French Army, bolt action, sniper rifle. The model is known as...
The French Contract Spanish Ruby.

French Contract Ruby

French contract Spanish Ruby pistol. 32ACP caliber. Manufacture dates between 1914 and 1953. Made in Spain for the French military and proof marked "VB"...
Bayonet Markings

Weird Bayonet Markings

This bayonet was spotted at our local FFL and I thought the conversation was worth sharing here.  Notice the notches in the handle? Interesting. Does...
Carcano rifle

1891 Carcano Rifle

Cleaning up some old business. In addition to the Vetterli rifle, we also picked up another 6.5 Carcano chambered rifle: The 1891 Carcano.  What makes...
Steyr GB.

POTD – Steyr GB 

Steyr GB coming into the reference collection. By the time you read this, it should already be here and on the books.  —Marky  
Glock 17PM

FBI Glock 17PM

So…have you ever seen a factory original Glock pistol that is worth $4000? How about one that is not even a functioning firearm? Well...
Browning M2 Machine Gun

Didn’t Buy Browning M2

Took these photos a while back at CFM. Never published them since the glare from the display cases played havoc on the image quality....
SHS-68 Romanian Tokarev

SHS-68: Romanian TT-33 Tokarev

With the pandemic and subsequent ammunition shortage, I have noticed a greater interest in “non-standard” military surplus firearms. The TT-33 Tokarev is one such...
A.W. Spies Pistol

A.W. Spies .36 Caliber Percussion Pistol.

A.W. Spies was a retailer from 1820 thru 1851. His name appears on firearms, swords, and even buttons.  This .36 caliber single shot pistol carries...
Remington Rider Revolver

The Remington Rider Revolver

Full name: The Remington-Rider New Model Double Action Belt Pistol. Remington made this pistol between 1863 and 1873. In that 10 year run 3000 to...
SHS-65 - 1873 Trapdoor Carbine

SHS-65 Trapdoor Carbine

On this episode of the Second Hand Showcase, we are looking at quite a rare and collectible gun. The carbine version of the 1873...
Firing 1891 Rolling Block Pistol

Firing the 1891 Rolling Block Pistol

It’s unusual to be able to actually shoot some antique firearms, but being that this is a rolling block pistol in 22 RF; and...
Remington Rolling Block Pistol

Remington Rolling Block Pistol.

This is a Model 1891 Target Pistol. Although they were made in several calibers, these particular examples are chambered in .22 RF. It has...
Smith & Wesson Revolver Pakistan. Khyber-Pass.

Smith & Wesson Revolver – Pakistan

US made Smith & Wesson revolver located in Khyber-Pass region of Pakistan.    Umar www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”
Walther P38 - Post War Production.

Walther P38

Per viewer request, we have pulled the Walther P38 out of The Armory and put some rounds through it.  This is a post WWII example,...
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