Video—I Have This Old Gun: Remington-Lee Rifle
When Colt's Paul Spitale arrived at the company, his mission was to develop a refined version of the Colt Gold Cup National Match M1911. The pistol here is exactly what he came up with, and it harkens back to the glory days of Colt's classic guns.
It’s the early 1950s, and my dad is about 12 years old. He’s hunting rabbits in an overgrown field near his house using a Stevens Model 87A. It’s almost dusk, and rain clouds are looming overhead.
Though its active official service life was less than a half-dozen years, Britain’s Pattern 1851 “Minié” rifle musket was an important step in the evolution of military longarms.