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A Brief Overview of Rifle Scopes History 

In a book titled, “The Improved American Rifle,” written by John Chapman documented the first successful use of a telescopic sight. It was made by gunsmith Morgan James. Chapman gave James the concepts and some of the design resulting in the production of the Chapman-James sight. Years later, optician William ... Read more

A Few Thoughts on the Relevance of the Browning Hi-Power

By James Martineau,

Among the most popular of pistols throughout the last century has been Browning’s Hi-Power. Highly popular in both military, LE and civilian circles, the Hi-Power proved itself in combat and competition. It was developed by John Browning and began production in 1936. The Hi-Power was innovative as it ... Read more

Firearms Designer Spotlight: Fedor Tokarev

By James Martineau,

The interwar period in the Soviet Union saw the rapid modernization of the Soviet military’s small arms. The Nagant 1895 and the Mosin-Nagant M91/30 were quickly becoming obsolete as military firearms. A new rifle and sidearm were necessary to bring the Red Army in line with its European ... Read more

The Most Underrated Gun Films

By James Martineau,

Film history is replete with gun toting heroes and villains using firearms to achieve their ends. While debate rages as to legality of firearms for civilians, guns and gun play are glorified in American cinema. Films like the John Wick series and Heat for example are well known ... Read more

Manufacture Spotlight: SAKO

By James Martineau,

SAKO, manufacturers of fine bolt-action rifles, has made a fine reputation of designing high quality rifles through the last hundred years. Designed to adapt to the harsh conditions found in Finland, Sako rifles are renowned for their accuracy and reliability. Sakos rifles have been proven as an effective firearm ... Read more

Avoid Extra fees at GunBroker.com by Purchasing at D4Guns.com

For buyers looking to get the most bang for their buck, consider buying a gun at D4Guns.com before finalizing a transaction through GunBroker.com to get better pricing. This is not a knock to GunBroker.com as we do business with them every week with our penny auctions. However,  because it is ... Read more

A Few Notes on Classic Hammer Fired Wonder Nines

By James Martineau,

Wonder nines are pistols that have defined the modern handgun. The evolution of the standard police firearm from the revolver to the double stack 9mm was largely due to the success of wonder nines developed in the 1970s. The ability to quickly load 15 rounds in detachable mags while ... Read more

Is that an M14? A Historical Overview of the BM59

By James Martineau,

In the 1950s the debate over the caliber that should be used in NATO was settled with the selection of the 7.62x51mm round. Italy, eager to catch up with other NATO nations, developed the BM59, a worthy battle rifle of the Cold War era. This rifle began production ... Read more

Featured Rifle: Shiloh Sharps Model 1874 NRA Limited edition commemorative from “Quigley Down Under” Up for Sale!!!

Mathew Quigley, the main character from the movie “Quigley Down Under,” is an American frontiersmen who travels down to Australia to apply his skills as a sharpshooter to accept a job from a wealthy rancher. Quigley’s rifle of choice was the Shiloh Sharps Model 1874, firing 45 caliber 110 grain ... Read more

A Historical Overview of CZ Handguns During the Cold War Era

By James Martineau,

With the fall of the Third Reich in 1945, Czechoslovakia found itself under the influence of the Soviet Union. The Czech state firearms manufacture, Česká Zbrojovka (CZ) found itself being regulated by the Soviet Union. Much like the standardization of rounds in NATO, the Soviet Union standardized its ... Read more

Civilian Versions of Romanian AKM Rifles

By James Martinreau,

With the introduction of the Type 4 AKM receiver, the Soviet Union required its satellite states to produce their own variants of the AKM. In response, Cugir Arms Factory of Romania designed the PM model 63/65. This rifle continues to serve in the Romanian military after decades of ... Read more

Selling a Gun on Consignment? Look no Further!

We here D4Guns believe in providing the best customer service and referring our customers to top-notch, industry leading resources when it comes to firearms. With that in mind, we have some exciting news for those who are looking to consign high-value, investment grade firearms.

For those who have a ... Read more