Video—I Have This Old Gun: Colt Camp Perry Pistol

by
posted on July 25, 2017

The Colt Camp Perry pistol, named for the legendary National Matches venue, was manufactured between 1920 and 1941. It was created by replacing the 6-shot cylinder of the .22 Officer's Model Target with flat "cylinder" containing one .22 cal. chamber, which was hinged in the manor of a conventional cylinder, although movement was restricted so that the chamber was only just accessible to load the cartridge.

Although the pistol never really caught on, Colt Camp Perry's are now considered very valuable among collectors; Serial No. 1 was auctioned in December 2012 at an estimated value of $95,000. Learn more about this unique pistol in this “I Have This Old Gun” segment from a recent episode of American Rifleman TV. For more videos like this, please visit americanrifleman.org/artv.

Latest

ARTV2908IHTOG 2
ARTV2908IHTOG 2

I Have This Old Gun: SKS Carbine

Watch this American Rifleman Television segment of "I Have This Old Gun" from 2020 to learn about the Russian SKS carbine, chambered in 7.62x39 mm.

Browning Buck Mark: A Rimfire Repeater Rooted In History

John Moses Browning invented yet another in the long list of firearms to his credit in 1914. This one was a semi-automatic rimfire pistol design that lives on to this day in the Browning Buck Mark.

Preview: Lee Precision Ultimate Lock Rings

Made for 7/8x14 TPI loading dies and designed to provide repeatable results each and every time, Lee Precision Ultimate Lock Rings are a must-have item on the loading bench.

Langdon Tactical Partners With Heckler & Koch

The lineup will include the P30, P30L and P30SK all in DA/SA and LEM options, along with the California-compliant P2000 model in DA/SA. In addition, Langdon will also be offering custom work on existing P30s and P2000s.

Preview: The Original Hammer Target

Steel targets and their respective stands are often cumbersome and heavy, making it a real chore to trek through rough terrain when placing targets, but Hammer Targets provides a simple solution with its target-and-stand system.

Handloads: A .338 Win. Mag. For Elk

Arguments never end about which cartridges are adequate for the hunting of elk. Nobody has ever said, however, that a bullet fired from a .338 Win. Mag. lacks enough power for that task.

Interests



Get the best of American Rifleman delivered to your inbox.