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Gustave Young Engraved 1851 Colt Navy Revolver

Consumer Information

The 19th Century Master Engravers

If you plan on adding a piece of work from a revered engraver such as Gustave Young, Conrad F. Ulrich or Louis Nimschke, you might want to start by making sure you have up to $100K in spare change lying around. If that is a bit rich for your blood, you can always search for a detailed engraving from one of the other wonderful craftsman at an auction. These will likely set you back a mere $15K to $20K.

Firearms

ISSC MK22 — The Tac-ti-Cool .22

I’m not exactly sure when video games such as MW3 (Call of Duty: Modern Warfare® 3) replaced a Red Ryder under the tree on Christmas morning, but if you want to trigger the shooting spirit of a new shooter, the ISSC MK22 is the ticket.

Taylor Fur Getter, a short-barreled gun used in the 1920s

Firearms

The Booby Trap?

The Taylor Fur Getter—a unique contraption with brutal consequences. The ring is not for a string, it is for the bait. When pulled …well, essentially committing suicide by shooting itself in the face.

Ammunition

Has the .30 Caliber’s Time Passed for Deer?

Some hunters believe that deer such as the smaller Texas whitetails, can be humanely harvested using smaller caliber ammunition while larger and heavier game such as mule deer should only be harvested with more powerful ammo capable of penetrating more deeply. From personal experience, I can tell you a .223 neck shot will drop a deer in its tracks. However…