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I Have This Old Gun: Smith & Wesson “Wolf & Klar” .44 Hand Ejector, Third Model

I Have This Old Gun: Smith & Wesson “Wolf & Klar” .44 Hand Ejector, Third Model

Many collectors have an affinity for firearms with a connection to Texas, such as Smith...
I Have This Old Gun: Smith & Wesson Model 1

I Have This Old Gun: Smith & Wesson Model 1

Daniel Smith and Horace Wesson were not men who gave up easily. In 1854 the...
Rifleman Q & A: Pre-War Stock Pistol

Rifleman Q & A: Pre-War Stock Pistol

A reader inquires about an older, semi-automatic .32 ACP pistol.
A Look Back at the Smith & Wesson Model 19

A Look Back at the Smith & Wesson Model 19

When Smith & Wesson changed from names to model numbers in 1957, the Combat Magnum...
I Have This Old Gun: French Year XIII Cavalry Pistol

I Have This Old Gun: French Year XIII Cavalry Pistol

The French had a tradition of building well-thought-out longarms and handguns.
The Lafayette/Washington Pistols

The Lafayette/Washington Pistols

A pair of saddle pistols presented by theMarquis de Lafayette to George Washington remains a...
NRA Museums Accepts CIA Deer Pistol

NRA Museums Accepts CIA Deer Pistol

NRA Museums Senior Curator Philip Schreier accepted a CIA Deer Pistol into the museum’s collection...
The CMP M1911s: The Inside Story

The CMP M1911s: The Inside Story

It's a happy ending for these 8,000 pistols fought on battlefields from Europe to Southeast...
Cased Colt Walker Shatters World Record at Auction

Cased Colt Walker Shatters World Record at Auction

This finest known cased Colt Walker hammered for $1.6 million after seven and a half...
The Guns of Veracruz 1914

The Guns of Veracruz 1914

The landings at Veracruz saw the early combat use of several American small arms that...
A Look Back at the Walther PP

A Look Back at the Walther PP

In 1929, Walther succeeded in producing a workable single-/double-action (DA/SA) fire-control mechanism, bringing out the...
Sam Walker's Walker: Cimarron Firearms Reproduction

Sam Walker's Walker: Cimarron Firearms Reproduction

Cimarron Firearms will donate 5 percent of sales of this gun to the Former Texas...
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