According to Jeremy S. The Hateful Eight was a one-hour movie condensed into three hours. Describing the movie’s plot, imdb.com is equally succinct: “In the dead of a Wyoming winter, a bounty hunter and his prisoner find shelter in a cabin currently inhabited by a collection of nefarious characters.” Rock Island Auction is auctioning off a Colt Single […]
Ahead of our Science of Zombie Killing talk this Halloween, we brush up on the many different ways to defend ourselves in the event of an outbreak of the living dead with Royal Armouries’ Curator of Firearms Jonathan Ferguson. Is this the ideal zombie weapon? Well, not really… It wasn’t the intention of the late…
03/03/2017Not to be confused with their modern counterparts, Henry rifles have long been an indispensable part of firearms development and, therefore, America itself. Their Winchester lineage is well-known, but there’s more to these iconic lever actions than serving as some firearms patriarch. They have seen the best and worst of times, as both an ornate…
In this monthly blog series, our collections team will write about their Object of the Month, chosen from our collection. This month, Mark Murray-Flutter, Senior Curator of Firearms, tells us about a fantastic presentation shotgun. The LePage-Moutier Shotgun 155 years ago, in the spring of 1862, the Great London Exposition, or International of 1862, was […]
It is often hard to explain to people what drives you to become a collector. “Why do you like that old stuff” I hear them say.
THURSDAY’S SPECIAL: TRACES OF THE PAST FROM PAULA: “Quite often when I travel I take an unconventional approach. It is not about learning about buildings and places that I visit, or knowing all the dates and names; it is about stepping into the past, and if I am lucky enough to have only the company […]
I cannot begin to understand how the civilised world has managed to find itself in this position….. Have we learnt nothing from the past?
With Donald Trump’s ban on Muslims, British passport holders blocked from entering the US, families banned fleeing slaughter in war zones, Lawyers and human rights groups are taking legal action, arguing that the orders go against both the spirit of the US constitution and the letter of American law, not to mention fundamental human rights and basic compassion. (read more).
There are frightening similarities between Trump’s policies and those of early Nazi Germany.
ANTI-JEWISH LEGISLATION IN PREWAR GERMANY
Antisemitism and the persecution of Jews represented a central tenet of Nazi ideology. In their 25-point Party Program, published in 1920, Nazi party members publicly declared their intention to segregate Jews from “Aryan” society and to abrogate Jews’ political, legal, and civil rights. (read more)
14 June 2016 – The Home Office has claimed that a theoretical one life per year will be saved by banning some antique firearms from general ownership.
Reunions with old friends can be a time filled with nostalgia, laughs, and more than a few old yarns to tell. In our business, the phrase, “if this old gun could talk,” is a desire commonly expressed. Firearms with rich histories find their way through our doors on a regular basis, and I’ve had questions…