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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.

I Have This Old Gun: Winchester Model 1894 Lever-Action Rifle

As an improvement over the previous Model 1892 and with the added power of the smokeless .30 W.C.F. cartridge, the Winchester Model 1894 lever-action rifle was the most prolific American sporting rifle of its era.

Review: Kriss Sphinx SDP Compact

Imported by Kriss USA, the Sphinx SDP Compact is a carry-ready pistol made in Switzerland and features a unique hybrid design popular with competitors.

The Breechloading Sharps: History & Performance

The Sharps breechloader was a truly innovative design that came right on the eve of America's western expansion. The lever-action design helped to secure the west and excelled on the target ranges as well.

This Old Gun: Swedish M/41B Sniper Rifle

Beginning in 1867, the Swedish military started fielding versions of the single-shot Remington Rolling Block rifle and carbine. In 1887, rifles—originally chambered in 12.7x42 mm R—were converted to the more modern, smallbore 8x58 mm R cartridge. The carbines, however, remained in 12 mm.

I Have This Old Gun: Russian SKS-45 Carbine

Watch this segment of American Rifleman TV's "I Have This Old Gun" to learn more about the history and significance of the Russian SKS-45 carbine from the Cold War era.

Rifleman Q&A: Two Serial Numbers On An M1 Carbine?

Some former G.I.-issue M1 carbines have been seen with two serial numbers instead of the traditional one stamped at the rear of the receiver. Why?

Chinese Warlord Pistols: 1916-1949

What, you’ve never heard of a “Wauser?” During the Chinese Warlord era, pistols of every description were bought from major Western gunmakers—and then indigenous copies were made at a host of facilities in China. It’s not much of a stretch to say that no two are exactly alike.

'Give Me A Gunny': Marine Gunnery Sergeants in the Firearm Industry

Marine Gunnery Sergeants are not only invaluable for their service in uniform, they also play an important role in the firearms industry with their expertise.

Home Defense Guns: How To Choose The Right One

Possibly the only topic to generate more arguments than politics is the never-ending discussion of what qualifies as the “best” home-defense gun.

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