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Toy & Doll

Attic Find: Boxed Machine Man “Gang of Five” Robot

August 19, 2020

Radicon, Target, Non Stop, Sonic, and Machine Man. These Japanese robot toys make up the rare set known as the “Gang of Five.” Made by Masudaya in the late-1950s and early-1960s, they are highly prized by toy collectors today. The market for these particular robots stems from the fact that they were game-changers in the […]

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1866 Winchester

Firearms

Identifying Winchester Lever-Action Rifles

July 20, 2020

By T. Logan Metesh   It can be hard to keep all of the details of the different models of Winchester lever-action rifles straight. What follows is an effort to help you identify all of the different Winchester models. It is important to note that the list is by no means comprehensive, but it’ll make […]

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Firearms

Bobbins & Bullets: Singer Sewing Machine Company’s M1911A1 Pistols

June 18, 2020

John Browning’s 1911 is arguably the most iconic handgun of all time. Everyone knows what gun you’re talking about and can picture one in their head. A total of 2.7 million 1911s were made during the pistol’s unprecedented 75-year-run as the standard sidearm of the United States military. And that doesn’t take into consideration the […]

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Advertising & General Store

Cash Registers as Collectibles

June 9, 2020

With the majority of people now completing transactions with credit and debit cards instead of cash, the focus in the checkout line has shifted from the cash register to the pin pad. Modern-day cash registers are bland, utilitarian machines. If you were asked to describe the last one you saw, you might hesitate and then […]

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The Death of a Legend: Joseph Manton

May 8, 2020

In 2005, Nigel Brown, the legal advisor and secretary to the Gun Trade Association and team member of the British Association for Shooting and Conversation, published British Gunmakers: Volume 1, London. Rightfully considered one of the authoritative books on British gunmaking data, what gun would you have chosen to adorn the cover? Perhaps a Boss […]

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Rare personal firearm collection aims to benefit Ducks Unlimited Canada

April 26, 2017

A Fifty-Gun Salute to Conservation   Rare personal firearm collection aims to benefit Ducks Unlimited Canada   An expert trap shooter and talented gunsmith, the late Jack Evans of Vancouver, B.C. left a long trail of first prizes and first edition firearms in his wake—but his keen sportsmanship was matched by a passion for conservation […]

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