August 12, 2015

 Overcoat pistol,  John Schirer, Charleston, S.C. 1810-1820. Images courtesy The Charleston Museum.


These highly compact firearms from Charleston gunsmith John Schirer offered little in the way of accuracy. As one who tended to prefer style to subst...

October 1, 2014

By G. Harris Jordan


Camden, South Carolina is a beautiful midlands city known for its colonial heritage, Revolutionary War sites and fine houses. It is part of the “Olde English District,” named for 1700s British settlements. It is also one of the oldest and most activ...

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