Thompson Sub-machine Guns

I suspect that it is the secret desire of almost every gun enthusiast to have the opportunity to fire a Thompson sub-machine gun. Winston Churchill was one who was given that opportunity, but there are a lot of others of us just waiting in line. The Thompson sub-machine gun is something of an enigma. It ...

Bugatti Type 57 Atalante Prototype

The Bugatti Type 57 Atalante was the offspring of the Aérolithe coupé. The Aérolithe led to the limited production Type 57 Atlantic which in turn led Jean Bugatti to further evolve the design into the Atalante which was designed so it could enter production. These evolutions included changing to a one piece windscreen and creating a ...

Cased Pair of W.W. Greener Guns

The name of W.W. Greener is one of the best known in English gunmaking. William Wellington Greener was the son of William Greener who was a famous gunmaker and inventor who made guns for Prince Albert, the Prince Consort of Queen Victoria during the golden years of the British Empire. Amongst W.W. Greener's contributions to ...

Ariel 499cc Model SF31 ‘Sloper’

The Ariel SF31 was introduced in 1931 as Ariel's offering in the then popular 500cc class of motorcycle. The engine was quite different to the other Ariel offerings being an OHV single with the cylinder laid at an angle with the cylinder head pointing into the air flow. This both provided improved cooling and made ...

Aston Martin V8 Vantage Zagato Coupé

The Aston Martin V8 Vantage Zagato Coupé was one of the fastest automobiles of its day and will still put most other cars on the road to shame. It is a wonderful product of an Anglo-Italian partnership that began at the Geneva Salon of 1984. Aston Martin had partnered with Italian design house Zagato back ...

Westley Richards Mauser Express Rifle

I was casually looking through the 2017 RWS Hunting Ammunition catalog recently thinking about what I might like to try in my .300 Winchester Magnum sometime, and whilst looking at the data sheets I noticed a couple of loadings listed as suitable for buffalo. These were the 180grain UNI Classic and the 165grain HIT (which ...

Webley Fosbery .38 ACP Revolver

The Webley Fosbery revolver is one of the most interesting handguns ever created. Favored by First World War airmen for whom being able to shoot accurately at an enemy with one hand whilst still piloting your bi-plane with the other was a daily necessity; and for whom not having hot spent cartridge cases ejecting into ...

Brough Superior OHV 680 Black Alpine

George Brough was a motorcycle enthusiast, racer, entrepreneur and salesman. All the qualities needed to succeed in the business of motorcycle manufacture. Brough began his business in 1919 and since his father was already making motorcycles under the Brough name young George decided to call his motorcycles "Brough Superior". We catch a glimpse of George's ...