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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.

The U.S. Model 1855 Pistol Carbine

Adopted alongside the U.S. Model 1855 Rifle and Rifle-Musket, the Model 1855 Pistol Carbine mated a shoulder stock to a big-bore handgun. While soon rendered obsolete by better carbines, such as the Sharps, the M1855s saw service against the Apache and Cheyenne and in the American Civil War.

The .44-40 Winchester: History and Performance

It is said that the Winchester Model 1873 lever-action rifle is one of the guns that "Won the West." The same could also be said for its cartridge which still lives on to this day, the .44-40 Winchester, the history of which is explored here. 

Best Seller: Taurus C45 Thunderbolt

The Taurus C45 Thunderbolt, despite not being offered since production stopped in 2010, still ranks at the top of the list a decade later, being the fourth most sold pump-action rifle of 2020.

Review: Smith & Wesson SW99

Two of the world’s best handgun makers―one from the “Old” and one from the “New”―have partnered to make one of the best semi-autos of all time: the SW99.

News Brief: EMF Celebrates 65th Anniversary

Early and Modern Firearms, a manufacturer of replica Western and Civil War era firearms, is celebrating its 65th anniversary in business.

Best Seller: Rossi R92 Lever-Action Rifle

The Rossi R92, based off the classic Winchester Model 1892 lever-action rifle, was the fourth-best-selling lever-action rifle of 2020.

Quantum Cloning: A Colt Model 601 Brought Back To Life

Early last year, the Puerto Rican Police Bureau demilled and liquidated some of its old stocks of rifles as parts kits for private purchase. These kits give the average enthusiast the ability of building up a clone of one of the earliest evolutions of the AR-15 platform: the Colt Model 601.

Alexander Hamilton's Pistols Sold At Auction

A pair of flintlock holster pistols that were once presented to Alexander Hamilton, one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence, sold at auction this past month, along with other noteworthy arms.

DIY Custom Heritage Mfg. Rough Rider Revolvers

The Heritage Manufacturing Inc. Rough Rider rimfire line of revolvers can be customized and changed without a gunsmith, allowing owners to do their own alterations to it with parts from Heritage.

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