In this article, I am going to talk about extension ladders, nutcrackers, oh, and a whole load of airguns! We’ve encountered Quackenbush in a couple of previous articles and now it is his turn to be centre stage. Together, we will discover all about Henry Quackenbush and his significant contribution to airguns. I warn you though, this is probably my largest article so far. Quackenbush did so much for the field of airguns that it would do him, and you, a disservice to gloss over his accomplishments. Oh, there’s a bit of a “gem” to be discovered too….Continue reading “Henry Marcus Quackenbush and the Quackenbush Model 1 Air Rifle (mfd. 1876 to 1938)”
The Pope Brothers “Rifle” air pistol with that distinctive duck’s head trigger. Manufactured between 1874 and 1878 in Boston, Massachusetts. A full article on this historic air pistol and the man behind it can be read here.
Until next time, happy shooting!
In March 2016, I was asked by Danny Garvin of the Vintage Airgun Gallery, if I would write an article for Issue 3 of the Airgun Collector, an online magazine full of wonderful vintage airguns and superbly written articles. I was honoured to be included amongst such highly acclaimed authors and collectors. Danny’s introduction for the article seems a good place to start this article…Continue reading “Albert Augustus Pope and The Pope Brothers Rifle Air Pistol (1874-1878)”