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Colt's Model 1855 Revolving Rifle in the Civil War

Though eclipsed by other repeaters—such as the Henry and Spencer—the rifle version of Col. Colt’s...

I Have This Old Gun: British Pattern 1856 Cavalry Carbine

As the British military modernized its arsenal in the mid-19th century, the Pattern 1856 Cavalry...

Communist Small Arms of the Korean War

Throughout the Korean War, Communist North Korean and Chinese forces used a variety of small...

The Beginnings of Marine Corps Marksmanship

The Marine Corps has long been regarded as some of the best marksmen in the...

NRA Celebrates 150th Anniversary in 2021

Founded in 1871, the National Rifle Association celebrates 150 years of defending freedom in 2021.

Silk & Steel: Firearm-Wielding Women on the Frontier

From the days of the first colonists and the Wild West to today, American women...

The Remington-Lee Rifle: Ahead of Its Time

Today, the detachable box magazine is part of virtually every military rifle, but there was...

WWI Galilean Sights: An Evolution in Sniping

What are Galilean sights? More importantly, how well did they work? A group of modern...

This Old Gun: Pattern 1853 Enfield

Simply put, the Pattern 1853 Enfield rifle-musket, along with its variants, is one of the...

This Old Gun: Model 1858 Starr Army Revolver

The Model 1858 Starr Army revolver is one of a surprising number of foreign-made revolvers...

Guns of the First Fenian Raid: The Irish Invasion of Canada

Here we take a look at the history of the First Fenian Raid against the...

Remington Revolvers in the Civil War

When one thinks of percussion revolvers in U.S. military service, Colt’s percussion revolvers tend to...

ARTV Preview: The Colt Python; Smith & Wesson Model 648-2; Pattern 1853 Enfield

In this week's episode, we'll explore the old and new Colt Python, test the Smith...

Origins of the 'Trapdoor' Springfield: The Allin Conversions

Though little known today, the “Allin Conversions” and the other early “Trapdoor Springfields” represent an...

Top 10 Infantry Rifles of All Time

Chosen through staff votes, these top 10 infantry rifles of all time were picked due...

The Ithaca Model 37: A Forgotten 'Trench Gun'

While eclipsed by the far-better-known Winchester Model 97 and Model 12 “trench” and “riot” shotguns,...

Memories of Normandy: The Meaning of Memorial Day

Memorial Day is celebrated differently across America, but those celebrations are unified in that the...

This Old Gun: French Tabatière Rifled Musket

One of the interesting things about the military—especially in centuries past—is that under certain circumstances...
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