Dolf Goldsmith and his 37mm Bofors

Dolf Goldsmith is one of the coolest old-timer gun folks we’ve ever had the pleasure of meeting. Not only is he a bona fide expert on a wide range of firearms and a prolific author (having written the definitive books on the Maxim and Vickers guns and now five volumes on the Browning machine gun), but he is also a joyful and outgoing gentleman who is always willing to share his knowledge and some great stories.

We had the opportunity to catch Dolf on tape not long ago sharing some of his experiences. In this case, buying and shooting a couple 37mm Bofors antitank guns way back in the day. We’ve all seen the ads from the 60s selling ordnance like this – don’t we all wish we’d been able to buy and enjoy those things? Well, Dolf did: