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This Old Gun: Norwegian Model 1914 Pistol

In this American Rifleman TV segment of "I Have This Old Gun," we take a...

This Old Gun: Model 1858 Starr Army Revolver

The Model 1858 Starr Army revolver is one of a surprising number of foreign-made revolvers...

This Old Gun: Argentine FM FAP

In this American Rifleman TV segment of "I Have This Old Gun," we take a...

"V" Is For Victory: The Smith & Wesson Victory Model Revolver

Although the M1911A1 was the standard U.S military sidearm during World War II, more than...

This Old Gun: Colt Detective Special

In this American Rifleman TV segment of "I Have This Old Gun," we take a...

Veterans Day, Armistice Day and A Captain’s M1911

In this article, we go into the history of Veterans and Armistice Day along with...

This Old Gun: U.S. Model 1842 Percussion Pistol

The Model 1842 was the first percussion pistol adopted by the United States military, and...

The Smith & Wesson J-Frame: A Short History

With the introduction of the Smith & Wesson J-Frame, gun owners and law-enforcement officers had...

The Colt Mk III Lawman: A Forgotten Revolver

Colt introduces its Mk III series of revolvers, and the best-known of them is the...

Collier & Colt: The Origins of the Revolver

For years of writing about firearms, I had been working under an erroneous impression about...

Favorite Firearms: A Walther PPK/S Honeymoon

Our featured "Favorite Firearm" is a Walther PPK/S that an American Rifleman reader fired for...

1899: Year of the Browning Pistol

Today, the basic outline of the semi-automatic pistol is familiar, but that was not always...

The Steyr GB: A Forgotten 'Wondernine'

In its own right, the Steyr GB was a well-built pistol that should have found...

Remington Revolvers in the Civil War

When one thinks of percussion revolvers in U.S. military service, Colt’s percussion revolvers tend to...

Exploded View: High Power Pistol

The High Power pistol is one of the iconic handguns of the 20th century. Here's...
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