Historical Firearm Features
First designed in 1947, and formerly the official sidearm of the Swiss Army, the SIG Sauer P210 is still in production today, with a few modern upgrades.
The Colt Single Action Army revolver used by Pat Garrett to kill Billy The Kid sold at auction from Bonhams for more than $6 million dollars, in what is probably the highest price ever paid for a civilian firearm.
Normally, 19th century firearm replicas never come close to achieving the value of the originals they emulate. One of the few exceptions is the Single Action Army replicas built by the United States Fire Arms Mfg. Co.
This week on American Rifleman Television, we take a look at Silencer Central suppressors, examine the Leupold VX-3HD 4.5-14X 40 mm CDS-ZL rifle scope and look back at the history of the British Lancaster pistol.
Though largely forgotten and scarce today, the Colt 1871-72 "Open Top" revolvers represented an evolution in design for Colt, and ultimately paved the way for the Colt to transition from the cap-and-ball era to the cartridge era of the Single Action Army.
On July 4, Americans celebrate the remarkable circumstances surrounding our independence. Without small arms, that independence wouldn't have been possible.