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Affordable Concealed Carry: The Hungarian FEG PA-63 Pistol

Affordable Concealed Carry: The Hungarian FEG PA-63 Pistol

This compact handgun is immediately recognizable to most gun enthusiasts, even though often mistaken for...
Wiley Clapp: What Killed the Kimball .30 Carbine?

Wiley Clapp: What Killed the Kimball .30 Carbine?

Misinterpreted history may have killed off a promising design.
A Look Back at the Colt 1908 Vest Pocket (Model N) Pistol

A Look Back at the Colt 1908 Vest Pocket (Model N) Pistol

Take a look back at the Colt 1908 Vest Pocket Pistol—a pea shooter intended to...
I Have This Old Gun ... Mauser HSc Pistol

I Have This Old Gun ... Mauser HSc Pistol

When Walther introduced its svelte Polizeipistole (PP) and Polizeipistole Kriminalmodell (PPK) double-action pocket pistols in...
Exploded View: The Luger Pistol

Exploded View: The Luger Pistol

The Luger is the direct descendent of Hugo Borchardt’s C-93 pistol, which was the first...
A Look Back at the Smith & Wesson Model 24

A Look Back at the Smith & Wesson Model 24

The large-framed revolver built to handle the then-new .44 S&W Spl. cartridge would be called...
Sorting Out The Littlest Brownings

Sorting Out The Littlest Brownings

Collectors and dealers frequently confuse the FN Browning Vest Pocket, Baby Browning, Model 1905, and...
I Have This Old Gun ... Walther PPK/S

I Have This Old Gun ... Walther PPK/S

Ironically, if it weren’t for the Gun Control Act (GCA) of 1968 we would not...
I Have This Old Gun: Allen "Dragoon" Pepperbox

I Have This Old Gun: Allen "Dragoon" Pepperbox

Massachusetts gunmaker Ethan Allen had a long and illustrious career, manufacturing many types of arms...
Remember Pearl Harbor: The Men and the Guns

Remember Pearl Harbor: The Men and the Guns

On Dec. 7, 1941, a “date which will live in infamy,” Americans fought back against...
A Look Back at the Colt Single Action Army

A Look Back at the Colt Single Action Army

Whether a rusty relic or pristine safe queen the SAA carries with it an elegance...
Tested: IFG Howdah 45/410 Double-Barrel Pistol

Tested: IFG Howdah 45/410 Double-Barrel Pistol

Old World craftsmanship meets New World regulations in this unique interpretation of the Ithaca Auto...
Salute to the Military Tribute Pistol

Salute to the Military Tribute Pistol

America Remembers has announced the Salute to the Military Tribute Pistol, built on a working...
Rifleman Q&A: Is My KBI Makarov Rare?

Rifleman Q&A: Is My KBI Makarov Rare?

A reader has a question about a Makarov he purchased about 15 years ago.
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