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Colt .44 that killed Billy the Kid sells for record $US6 million

The .44-40 Colt revolver used to kill Wild West legend Billy the Kid is officially the most expensive firearm in the world, according to...

The gallery gun: Why the pump-action .22 is still so much fun!

This is too much fun! The roots of this pump-action .22 rimfire rifle go back to the late 1880s when prolific firearm inventor John...

Webley Mk VI revolver: the Commonwealth’s hard-hitting, unbreakable sidearm

In April 1915, when Australians and New Zealanders were about to be blooded on the shores of Gallipoli, Webley Mk VI service revolver was...

Collectible firearms: Why research is your most valuable asset 

If you want to become a true collector of firearms, you must first embrace the pleasures and frustrations of research. Without research, your collection...

Boy’s own adventure: The Stevens Favourite rifle

Learning to shoot with a smallbore rifle has been a rite of passage for young men and women for well over 150 years, and...

Historic military weapons: Shooting the guns that won (and lost) the wars

Recreational shooters and re-enactors are increasingly taking older, collectible rifles out to the range. It’s a buzz to shoot them with friends and other...

Restoring an Australian classic: Bringing a Lithgow .303/25 back to life

The sporterised Lithgow SMLE in .303/25 is an Australian classic, a once-ubiquitous hunting rifle you’d find in gun cabinets and sheds across the land,...

Australia’s Owen submachine gun: Ugly but oh so effective!

The Owen submachine gun proved to be as popular as it was unstoppable as a weapon for jungle warfare, and the so-called Digger's Darling...
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