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I Have This Old Gun: Ruger Single-Six

Watch another segment of American Rifleman TV's "I Have This Old Gun" as it recounts...
A Look Back at the Mauser C96

A Look Back at the Mauser C96

At first look, it’s as ungainly as a newborn colt. More than a foot in...
Throwback Thursday: Smith & Wesson’s LadySmith Revolvers

Throwback Thursday: Smith & Wesson’s LadySmith Revolvers

The handgun ban in Maryland, the campaign against semi-automatic arms in California and restrictive pistol...
Throwback Thursday: 10 Handguns to Own Before You Die

Throwback Thursday: 10 Handguns to Own Before You Die

Our first "Throwback Thursday" for 2015 is only a few years old, but in the...
What's It Worth? Colt Frontier Scout Single-Action .22 "Q" Series

What's It Worth? Colt Frontier Scout Single-Action .22 "Q" Series

Find out what this 85-percent-condition 1958 Frontier Scout, with a small crack on the stock,...
Favorite Firearm: Remembering a War Hero

Favorite Firearm: Remembering a War Hero

This Colt "Official Police" revolver was issued to its original owner 1941 as he left...
Throwback Thursday: A Simple Chronograph

Throwback Thursday: A Simple Chronograph

Every Thursday we'll share an article from the American Rifleman archives. In this article from...
What's It Worth? Colt Police Positive Special

What's It Worth? Colt Police Positive Special

Find out what this 1923 Colt Police Positive Special in NRA Excellent (Modern Gun Standards)...
The Enduring Hand Ejector

The Enduring Hand Ejector

Long-time gun owners take their ability to identify various makes and models for granted. But...

I Have This Old Gun: Luger P.08 Pistol

The Luger P.08 pistol is one of the most widely recognized handgun silhouettes in the...
The Lahti

The Lahti

The Finnish Lahti was once rated as a strong competitor with the Sig P210 as...
Colt Third Model Dragoon

Colt Third Model Dragoon

This Third Model, pitted and roughly cleaned, is in NRA Fair Condition with less than...
The FN Browning 1910 Pistol and The Great War

The FN Browning 1910 Pistol and The Great War

On June 28, 1914, seven students in Sarajevo set out to assassinate Austria’s Archduke Franz...
Automatic Pistol, Caliber .30, Model of 1918

Automatic Pistol, Caliber .30, Model of 1918

Officially adopted in the midst of our involvement in WWI, the Pedersen device was kept...
Throwback Thursday: Point Shooting

Throwback Thursday: Point Shooting

Every Thursday we'll share an article from the American Rifleman archives. In this week's article...
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