One company has advanced the argument in favor of machined forgings beyond the realm of firearm construction and into the world of high-performance sport wristwatches. Reactor brand timepieces feature machined 316L stainless steel forgings for the cases and backs in models such as the Trident Stainless, or, for the 50-percent lighter Gryphon model, a forged core with an outer case of molded Nitromid—a glass-reinforced polymer similar to that used in modern pistol frames. Some Reactor models also feature the company’s Never Dark Technology, a combination of tritium and phosphourescent materials that make call-offs visible in dim to dark conditions. Reactor offers numerous models and styles, but common features intended to provide durability across the line include a screw-down crown and solid screwbars to attach the bracelet to the case. Prices: $450 (Trident), $350 (Gryphon). Contact: Reactor Watches, 5312 Derry Ave., Suite B, Agoura Hills, CA 91301; (800) 291-6600; reactorwatch.com.
For most of the 20th century, Lee-Enfield rifles were the backbone of the British army. The last British service Lee was the L42A1 sniping rifle. Built on the World War II No.4(T), the reliable and accurate L42A1 was retired in the early 1990s.
On this week’s “Gun of the Week” video preview, American Rifleman staff take to the range for a closer look at Uberti USA’s special edition "Teddy" revolver, a replica of Colt's New Model 1873 SAA.
In celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the Contemporary Longrifle Association, Judson Brenman and sons have made a masterpiece contemporary Kentucky Longrifle for a raffle held by the organization for the occasion.
Since its invention at the end of the 19th century, the Winchester Model 1894 lever-action rifle design has become an iconic American firearm that is still produced and celebrated to this day.