The long "Telescopic Rifle Sight" shown here, mounted on a deadly accurate percussion calibre Whitworth hexagonal bore bullet rifle reproduction, is a modern copy of the Wm. Malcolm riflescope of 1855 design. Although custom made riflescopes had bee
From his birth near Kearney Missouri in 1847 to his assassination just 40 miles away in St Joe on April Jesse James lived and eventually died by the gun. A child-soldier, famous outlaw, and legend, the guns he carried were iconic of his time.
Samuel Colt’s 1851 Navy (top) was one of the most influential revolver designs of the mid century. During the Civil War it was copied by Confederate armsmakers including Griswold & Gunnison (center) and J.