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I Have This Old Gun: Slocum “Side-Loading” Revolver

Rollin White’s 1855 patent for a bored-through cylinder was not just clever in its own...

An Old Friend: My 1911

Still has all the speed necessary, but the bumps and grinds simply are not there.

From the NRA Museums Collection: Fine Repeaters

Called “Fine Repeaters” by Union Gen. Edward Francis Winslow, Columbus Fire Arms Mfg. revolvers are...

Video—I Have This Old Gun: Femaru 37M Pistol

The Femaru 37M pistol is a World War II-era Hungarian firearm—a period in which the...

Video—I Have This Old Gun: Browning BDA

Watch this "I Have This Old Gun" segment from a recent episode of American Rifleman...

I Have This Old Gun: American Eagle Luger

Anyone wandering the complex labyrinth of Luger collecting will inevitably come across the “American Eagle”...

Video—I Have This Old Gun: Webley MK VI

Join some noted firearm historians investigating the history of the Webley MK VI.

A Look Back at the Smith & Wesson Model 41

In 1947, after 10 years of development and research, Smith & Wesson debuted what it...

I Have This Old Gun: 1851 Deane, Adams & Deane Revolver

Double-action handguns have been available since at least the 1830s, though in the “pepperbox” form.

Bill Ruger’s .22 Pistol

Sturm, Ruger & Co. has produced more than 40 million guns since its founding seven...

Lost Treasure: Magic, Mystery and a Colt 1911

This is not just a 1911 story. It is a treasure story, just as much...

NRA Gun of the Week: Browning Model 1955 Pistol

Watch as American Rifleman's Brian Sheetz discusses the history behind a classic John Browning design.

We Will Remember Them

On Sept. 11, 2001, Americans watched in horror as first one airliner, then another, crashed...

Walther’s PPK

Classic lines, timeless style and reliable features have defined the legendary PPK as the quintessential...

Back to Basics: Holsters

The term “holster” dates back to somewhere in the mid-17th century. Its origins are a...
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