NRA Museums, in partnership with Gun Digest Media, has released a new edition of “The Illustrated History of Firearms.” The full-color, hardcover, 320-page work features more than 1,700 photos compiled by NRA Museums curators Jim Supica, Doug Wicklund and Philip Schreier.
Some of Smith & Wesson’s finest firearms made it from drawing board to production during one of the manufacturer’s darkest periods.
Col. Jeff Cooper envisioned the scout rifle as a do-it-all tool for hunting and defense. SI Ammo Editor Richard Mann covers the development and use of the gun here.
Most firearms enthusiasts familiar with the Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) associate the organization with its rifles.
Those persons interested in antique firearms, World War II history and heroic wartime leaders will want to take note of the upcoming auction of Sir Winston Churchill’s personal 7.65 mm (.32 ACP) Webley & Scott pistol next month in Great Britain.