David Penn is former Keeper of Exhibits & Firearms at the Imperial War Museum and is now a consultant.
He is President of the Arms & Armour Society, a Vice President of the Historical Breechloading Smallarms Association, the Muzzle Loaders Association, the British Association for Shooting & Conservation and Secretary of the British Shooting Sports Council.
His interest is in 19th and early 20th century firearms.
Did you know?
Too hot to handle
Before the Smith & Wesson .44 Magnum revolver, the most powerful handgun in the world was the Mars pistol. It was so powerful that, during testing in 1906, the Royal Navy vowed never to fire it again.
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