History

A Savage 24 combination gun rests on a table.
The Savage 24 and the History of Combination Guns — #33 of the Gun Room Podcast

Learn about the nifty over-under combination gun, the Savage 24, including its history, use in…

A pointing dog picks up on a scent during a hunt.
How a Bird Dog Understands Scent Cones with Bill Allen

Read the excerpt ‘Scent Cone Primer’ from The Unforgettables and Other True Fables, a collection…

Gunsmiths work in the historic Princes Street Dickson & Son gun shop.
The History of the John Dickson and Son Round Action Shotgun

Dive into the history of the Scottish gunmaker John Dickson and his round-action shotgun, what…

A painting of the Brown and White Norfolk or Water Spaniel.
Extinction: The History of Lost Dog Breeds

Among pointing dogs, a number of breeds have already disappeared; others may follow them unless…

A.J. DeRosa holds the paw of a black bear with a hound in the background.
Battle of the Hounds: Vermont Legislature Considering Bills to Limit, Ban Bear Hunting with Dogs

A long-standing tradition is under threat in Vermont after legislators in the state’s House of…

An A.H. Fox Sterlingworth rests on top of a book.
Josh Loewensteiner, Fine Guns, and the Nuance of it All – #027 of the Gun Room Podcast

A lifelong firearms enthusiast, Josh Loewensteiner sits down to talk the history of fine guns,…

A set of wood gun stocks rest on a shelf.
Understanding Wood Gunstock Grading – #024 of the Gun Room Podcast

Take a dive into the history and methods of grading wood gunstocks and why it…

A Stevens 44 1/2 action rests on a table.
Gail Shuttleworth and CPA Rifles – #023 of the Gun Room Podcast

With a rich history in creating single-shot rifles, we take a look at the history…

An AYA gunsmith works on a shotgun.
The Processes of Color Case Hardening and Heat Treating – #022 of the Gun Room Podcast

Though a simple process in today’s manufacturing world, the history of heat treating metal and…

A gunsmith at AYA works on a part.
The Philosophy of Gun Restoration – #020 of the Gun Room Podcast

The world of firearm restoration and collection is heavily nuanced; learn more about it through…

A hunter in England on a driven shoot
Driven Shoots with Delaney and Sons – #019 of the Gun Room Podcast

A family-owned operation based in Dauphin, Pennsylvania, Sean and Liz Delaney offer one-of-a-kind upland hunting…

A browning auto 5 on a tailgate after grouse hunting
The History of the Browning Auto 5 – #018 of the Gun Room Podcast

The Browning A5 is an iconic American firearm that saw action on the battlefields, in…

A man hunts prairie dogs in Colorado.
The Weatherby Story with Zach Hein and Jared Smethurst – #017 of the Gun Room Podcast

Zach Hein and Jared Smethurst sit down to discuss Roy Weatherby’s life and vision, as…

Two Weatheryby rifle rounds lie next to each other on a table.
Roy Weatherby and the Illustrious Mark V – #016 of the Gun Room Podcast

Weatherby’s iconic rifle is an example of top-tier craftsmanship and American ingenuity Necessity is the…

Theodore Roosevelt sits atop his horse with his custom Springfield M1903 rifle.
The History of Sporterized Rifles – #014 of the Gun Room Podcast

Surplus wartime manufacturing led civilians and veterans to customize military rifles for more practical uses,…

A Griffin and Howe gunsmith works on a rifle.
100 Years of Griffin and Howe Rifles – #013 of the Gun Room Podcast

An exploration of a century of fine firearms and the new line of rifles set…

A set of over and under shotguns rest side by side on a store rack.
Rise of the Over-Under Shotgun: A History Lesson

The rise of the over-under and a history lesson in fashionable shotguns Do you think…

A Model 12 shotgun laid out on the ground
The Origin of the Winchester Model 12 – #012 of the Gun Room Podcast

Notable features, John Browning’s hand in the design, and more about the famous Winchester shotguns…

A hunter carries the iconic Remington 870 pump shotgun
The Origin of the Remington 870 – #010 of the Gun Room Podcast

With a rich history of versatility and precision, there’s no doubt that the Remington 870…

A vintage ad for the Remington 700 bolt action rifle.
The Remington 700 Overview – #008 of the Gun Room Podcast

From the P14 in World War 1 to post-World War 2 innovation, Remington’s development of…

A 1914 catalog order page for the Parker Trojan shotgun.
The Parker Brothers Trojan – #006 of the Gun Room Podcast

This old, reliable workhorse shotgun is synonymous with upland hunting … and forever will be…