Object of the Month for March: LePage-Moutier Shotgun

In this monthly blog series, our collections team will write about their Object of the Month, chosen from our collection. This month, Mark Murray-Flutter, Senior Curator of Firearms, tells us about a fantastic presentation shotgun. The LePage-Moutier Shotgun 155 years ago, in the spring of 1862, the Great London Exposition, or International of 1862, was … Continue reading Object of the Month for March: LePage-Moutier Shotgun

Collecting Cultures: M-41A ‘Aliens’ Pulse Rifle

‘I’d like to introduce you to a close personal friend of mine. M-41A pulse-rifle. 10 millimeter, with over and under 30 millimeter...pump-action grenade launcher’. So Corporal Hicks tells Ellen Ripley in Aliens (1986). In reality, of course, that weapon doesn’t exist yet, and this prop ‘rifle’ disguises a .45 calibre M1 Thompson sub-machine gun with … Continue reading Collecting Cultures: M-41A ‘Aliens’ Pulse Rifle