Author Archives: Jeremy

Did Hitler commit suicide with a Walther PPK?

On this day in 1945, Adolph Hitler and Eva Braun commited suicide in his Führerbunker in Berlin, after being married for only one day. Some theories say they used cyanide capsules, and others say that Hitler killed himself with a Walther PPK. Perhaps it was a combination of the two methods. This is what makes…

Schofield non-firing replica revolver – Denix

A quick video of the Denix Schofield non-firing replica revolver.  Originally manufactured from 1875-1878,  the revolver took its name from Major George W. Schofield of the 10th Cavalry.  They were quite popular in the American West among Wells Fargo agents, outlaws, and of course, the Cavalry.   I was happy to see this awesome gun show up…

True Grit’s LaBoeuf Wouldn’t Recognize Sharps Rifle Of Today

One thing the Coen brothers do well is making sure the guns are portrayed accurately in their movies.  This is kinda a big deal, in my opinion.  Here is an article that also does a great job of describing some of the guns in ‘True Grit’, and highlighting the magnificent history of the legendary Sharps…

Henry 1860 non-firing replica rifle -Denix

Here’s a classic old rifle found in a multitude of westerns.  Most recently, it is seen in the 2010 True Grit.  Tom Chaney carries the brass-finish version of this rifle..(it actually belonged to Mattie Ross’s father, before Chaney stole it off him). -(correction, Chaney stole Ross’s horse, and his money, but the gun actually belonged…

Kentucky Flintlock non-firing replica rifle – Denix

Here’s a quick vid of the Denix-made Kentucky flintlock non-firing replica rifle.  The manufacturer specs indicate that it is 45″ long, but my measurements put it at 42″ overall length.   Please keep in mind that an authentic Kentucky flintlock would be over 65″ long.   This Denix reproduction is classified as a shorter length carbine version,…

Replica guns are on police “anti-social” Christmas gift list

This “unwish list” includes off-road bikes, replica guns, knives, alcohol and fireworks.  Wow…I have given most of these items as gifts to my own kids (but no alcohol).  Amazingly, things did not spiral out of control.. Personal responsibility and harsh consequences are the key!      Police publish list of “anti-social” gifts for Christmas

Punishment comes one way or another

The Coen brothers’ True Grit opens today.  Yep, I am a John Wayne fan, but am also a big Coen brothers fan.  I have to admit, I am super anxious to see what the Coens do with this classic movie.  I’m glad to hear that they paid attention to historic accuracy on the set. “The…

For when ya got 2 guns…one for each of ya

Not super interesting, but here’s a look at the basic dual tone, double rig holster.   Bullet loops are fitted to the standard Denix size replica bullets….(not .45 cal).   Old western holsters are fun to wear.  Now if I could just spin my six shooter like Doc Holliday, I’d be happy. For many more styles, please…

That crazy pepperbox revolver!

In the United States, the percussion pepperbox revolver started gaining popularity around 1830 or so.  Some say this revolver was a precursor of sorts to the double-action revolver which came later.   This gun was designed to be used at close range, and for primarily civilian use.   I imagine it would have been fairly common to…

Beautiful six shooter replica for those special occasions

Here’s the standard Denix non-firing replica single-action Army, except that this one is a lot more fancy than usual!  It has antiqued gold finish, elaborate leaf engraving, and wooden grips.   Check out this close-up video…. I’m pretty stoked about recently discovering my camera settings for “close-up” shots!!    More non-firing single action army revolvers.