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The 45-70 Gov't: History, Performance & Handloading

Here's a look at the history of the storied .45-70 Gov't cartridge that still remains...

Wartime Winchesters

In its advertisements on the back page of this magazine during World War II, Winchester...

The Luger of the Tropics

In the hands of the military and police—as well as revolutionaries and bandits—for decades, the...

The Browning X-Bolt Rifle—10 Years Later

Considered “radical” when introduced a decade ago, the Browning X-Bolt has become the company’s flagship.

Product Preview: Lyman 140th Anniversary Sharps Carbine

The No. 1 Tang Sight paved the way for William Lyman and the Lyman Gun...

Back to Basics: Understanding Handgun Actions

When it comes to handgun operation, there seems to remain a nearly constant misinterpretation.

The Guns of the Boer Commandos

Superior Boer marksmanship and Mauser rifles exacted a high price from the British during the...

Colt 1878 Revolver

Colt manufactured small quantities of Model 1878 revolvers specifically for the British market, and these...

Smith & Wesson .44 Double Action First Model

John Wesley Hardin was carrying a S&W .44 Double Action First Model when he was...

British Mark III Snider Carbine

The Snider Carbine was developed as a way to convert percussion arms to handle self-contained...

Terminology: Trigger-Cocking

Trigger-cocking is a term first used in the Frontier era and almost never used today....

Burgess Rifle: Greatness Shortlived

Andrew Burgess’s lever-action rifle produced by Colt may have had too short a lifespan, but...

Double-Action Revolvers & The Old West

While not as popular as single-actions, double-action revolvers played a role in the Old West.

Colt 1878 Double Action Frontier

Samuel Colt never saw how far his design went.

Remington-Keene U.S. Navy Rifle

Not a bad design, but not extraordinary either.