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Chinese Warlord Pistols: 1916-1949

What, you’ve never heard of a “Wauser?” During the Chinese Warlord era, pistols of every...

I Have This Old Gun: Astra A300

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

The Colt New Service: A Look Back

More than a century after its debut, Colt’s big, bold and beautiful double-action revolver is...

New for 2021: Taylor's & Company ACE

Taylor's & Company developed its ACE pistol as a short-barreled, carry-ready model based on the...

This Old Gun: Smith & Wesson Registered Magnum

Smith & Wesson's Registered Magnum was purpose-built to chamber the hot, new cartridge of the...

Valuable Service: The U.S. Model of 1917 Revolvers

Swept into World War I in April 1917, the U.S. military desperately needed .45 ACP...

Rifleman Q&A: A Rare Hopkins & Allen Derringer

Hopkins & Allen didn't make many of these derringers, which means they're highly collectible arms.

The Baby Browning: A .25 ACP Pocket Pistol for Personal Protection

Chambered in .25 ACP, the Baby Browning micro handgun design was a popular option for...

ARTV: Civilian Marksmanship Program M1911 Pistol Sales

The Civilian Marksmanship Program, a privatized entity that was formerly the Office of the Director...

This Old Gun: Walther Model 4

Before the Walther PP and PPK became iconic handguns, there was another highly regarded pistol...

The LAR Grizzly: Magnum Power in an Upsized 1911

Magnum-power semi-automatics came into their own during the late 1980s, and one of the most...

Artistry From the Red Barn: Ruger's Engraved Guns

In the world of Ruger collectors, these rare factory-engraved guns are some of the most...

The Original Ruger Hawkeye: A Handgun That Didn't Fly

Everyone knows the Ruger Blackhawk and Redhawk revolvers, but there was a lesser-known handgun model...

A Little Piece of History: My 1924 Colt Police Positive

Though it didn't cost much, this circa-1924 Colt Police Positive gave one of our contributors...
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