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This Old Gun: Great Western 'The Deputy' Revolver

Colt’s 1949 announcement to discontinue its Single Action Army (SAA) inspired a few entrepreneurial individuals...

Retro Review: Smith & Wesson LadySmith Revolvers

Smith & Wesson made a concerted effort to appeal to women gun owners as early...

Classic Guns: Webley Mk V Revolver

Webley provided revolvers for the British military for close to 30 years. Today, the Webley...

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.
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