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SIG Sauer P210: The Long-Lived Swiss Service Pistol

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.

Pat Garrett's Pistol Sells for Highest Price in History

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.

I Have This Old Gun: Original Deringer

Watch this segment of American Rifleman Television's "I Have This Old Gun" to learn about the history and development of the original Deringer pocket pistols, and the latter Derringer copies that carried on the mis-spelled name.

This Old Gun: United States Patent Fire Arms 'Tombstone' Buntline

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.

ARTV Preview: Silencer Central, Leupold VX-3HD and The Lancaster Pistol

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.

Colt 1871-72 Open Top: The Revolver That Begat The Single Action Army

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.

The .45 Colt: History and Performance

From the Single Action Army to various other revolvers and lever-action rifles, the .45 Colt cartridge has more than a century of history and is still a favorite of many enthusiasts today.

Walther PPK: The Iconic German Subcompact

Since its creation over 80 years ago, the Walther PPK has earned a well-respected reputation on the silver screen as well as in real life.

Arms of Independence: The Guns Of The American Revolution

On July 4, Americans celebrate the remarkable circumstances surrounding our independence. Without small arms, that independence wouldn't have been possible.

I Have This Old Gun: Colt Commercial Model 1911

Through the years, countless articles have been written heralding the many attributes of the U.S. Model of 1911 pistol. But the focus has mainly been on military versions of this slab-sided warhorse.

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