Today we have another article from our now gone friend Kevin O’Brien, or “Hognose” as he was known by his many fans and admirers. Kevin was the owner and writer of weaponsman.com and passed away in spring of 2017. We repost his work here to save it, introduce it to more people hopefully and to … Read moreToggle-Locked Orphan: the Benelli B76
Years ago I would buy used ACOG scopes cheap, use them for 6 months to a year, then sell them for a small profit in order to repeat the process with a different ACOG. One of these times I was offered a Glock G30 with a large number of accessories in trade for an ACOG … Read moreMy Firearms: Glock 30, a forgotten glock.
The second AR15 upper I purchased had a Phantom flash hider with the crenelated front pin and welded to it. It looked the the bottom flash hider in the picture. Not only was the Phantom flash hider a superior flash hider, it could be used as a pain compliance tool on others. The sharp front … Read moreWhere are they now – Muzzle Standoffs
“Born on October 15, 1873 in Waterloo, Indiana to Robert W and Ida S. Chamberlain McBride, Herbert had a long family tradition of military service. His grandfather was killed in the Mexican War, and his father served the Union cavalry during the War of Northern Aggression. His father had a distinguished legal career, becoming a … Read moreHerbert W. McBride
Above of course is the famous side arm of General Patton. This Colt Model P is of course chambered for the classic widowmaker, .45 Colt. or .45 Long Colt if you like that better. I won’t go into its purchases history and serial number and blah blah blah. That has been done to death. It … Read morePatton’s Revolver And The M1911
Today Rock Island Auction has put up a video of their newest treasure. The video gives a look at very special Singer. Of course we aren’t talking about a sewing machine . we are talking about the greatest handgun every devised. The Model 1911. This example is a Singer made 1911 so rare that we … Read moreCol Owen G. Birtwistle’s Singer
Lately my mind has been stuck on Vietnam war era sniper optics and rifles. Friends keep asking me about the subject and it has come up a lot this month. It is an evergreen topic for most people interested in US martial arms , sniping and long range shooting anyway so I thought I … Read moreSome More Vietnam USMC Sniping History
Since the passing of Hognose we have been sharing some of his best work here at least weekly. Since I have to spend most of the weekends taking pictures and shooting all the guns I review or research on the other articles I usually don’t out anything up Saturdays and Sundays. With those two days … Read moreToggle-Locked Orphan: the Benelli B76
As you may have noticed my love o vintage target/varmint weapons and optics have been on my brain recently. Last night I got thinking about Unertl again after a friend asked me something about those old beauties and remembered some years ago there was a forum discussion some where or other about what happened. As … Read moreSO, WHAT DID HAPPEN TO UNERTL OPTICS?
In addition to the other two posts so far today, I am sharing another one of Hognose’s posts from Weaponsman.com. This is a repost in our ongoing commitment to honoring our dead friend Kevin and his work. A Taxonomy of Safeties by Kevin O’Bien “Hognose” There are several kinds of safeties that are used on … Read moreA Taxonomy of Safeties