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Conversions

Conversions

In its original configuration, the cap-and-ball revolver didn’t last that long, but its life was...
Excels All Others: The Spencer Carbine

Excels All Others: The Spencer Carbine

During the American Civil War, the best carbine used by cavalry troopers on either side...
The Guns of Gettysburg

The Guns of Gettysburg

In July 1863, the Army of the Potomac and the Army of Northern Virginia fought...
Cowboy Collecting

Cowboy Collecting

From just before the American Civil War to just after the turn of the century,...
American Rifleman's Special Sessions at 2013 NRAAM

American Rifleman's Special Sessions at 2013 NRAAM

Attendees of the 142nd NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits are invited to join American Rifleman...
Winchester Model 1895 Russian Musket

Winchester Model 1895 Russian Musket

In a desperate need for arms to fight the Germans, the Russian Army turned to...
Top 10 Infantry Rifles

Top 10 Infantry Rifles

The Top 10 Infantry Rifles were chosen due to innovation, effectiveness, service life, impact on...
Special Session: Civil War Sharpshooters

Special Session: Civil War Sharpshooters

Sniper expert Maj. John Plaster will discuss the role of sharpshooters and their arms in...
American Rifleman Special Sessions

American Rifleman Special Sessions

While you are at the NRA Annual Meetings in Houston, Texas, I encourage you to...
Colt's New Model Holster Pistol in the Civil War

Colt's New Model Holster Pistol in the Civil War

Though its first deliveries were to the South, it was also the handgun most used...
Guns of the "Banana Wars" Part Two

Guns of the "Banana Wars" Part Two

The Lewis, Thompson, BAR and M1917 water-cooled machine gun, along with the M1903 Springfield rifle...
U.S. Model 1816 Flintlock Pistol

U.S. Model 1816 Flintlock Pistol

The 1816 Flintlock pistol is considered reasonable for a historic firearm.
Guns of the "Banana Wars" Part One

Guns of the "Banana Wars" Part One

Using rifles, handguns and machine guns, marines fought in fierce battles in the Caribbean and...
British Mark III Snider Carbine

British Mark III Snider Carbine

The Snider Carbine was developed as a way to convert percussion arms to handle self-contained...
A History Like No Other

A History Like No Other

Maj. John Plaster's The History Of Sniping And Sharpshooting is the result of a lifetime...
Bannerman's Special

Bannerman's Special

These guns were pieced together from available parts, and are interesting collectables.
Fourth/Fifth Model Burnside Carbine

Fourth/Fifth Model Burnside Carbine

While the Fourth Model Burnside Carbines are the least valuable, it is not unusual to...
Lefaucheux Pinfire Revolvers

Lefaucheux Pinfire Revolvers

Behind the Colts, Remingtons and Starrs, the Lefaucheux pinfires were the most commonly used revolvers...
Ballard No. 1 1/2 Hunter's Rifle

Ballard No. 1 1/2 Hunter's Rifle

The Ballard breechloading rifle was the brainchild of Charles Henry Ballard that was eventually built...
The Lever-Action Rifle: An American Classic

The Lever-Action Rifle: An American Classic

The lever-action rifle is as American as baseball, hot dogs and apple pie.
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