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Book Review—The Colt Model 1860 Army Revolver

Author Charles W. Pate has again provided the gun collecting community with another remarkable tome,...

A Hard Look at Henry Lever-Actions

A relatively young company, Henry Repeating Arms has risen to become a significant maker of...

I Have This Old Gun: Winchester Model 1866 Center-Fire Carbine

In 1857, when Oliver Winchester formed the New Haven Arms Co., he inherited the misfire-prone...

The Keefe Report: Welcome to the Snark Tank—I Don’t Actually Hate Colt’s

A reader questions Editor-in-Chief Mark Keefe about his seemingly sarcastic commentary on outdoor television regarding...

Tested: Cimarron Firearms Bad Boy .44-Mag. Revolver

The Cimarron Bad Boy is a ready-to work .44 Mag. intended for handgun hunting and...

I Have This Old Gun: Smith & Wesson Model 1

Daniel Smith and Horace Wesson were not men who gave up easily. In 1854 the...

I Have This Old Gun: Colt Model 1855 Revolving Carbine

Although we think of Colt percussion revolvers as being an open-top design, there was one...

Handloading The .44-40 Win.

Introduced in the Model 1873, the .44 Winchester Central Fire, as it was originally called,...

In The Beginning: Semi-Automatic Pistols of the 19th Century

Think the Mauser Broomhandle or a Colt was the first semi-automatic pistol? Think again. There...

A Look Back at the Spiller & Burr Revolver

Take a look back at the Spiller & Burr Revolver, which was patterned after the...

Remington Goes To War

Though mainly thought of as a maker of sporting arms, Remington was never a company...

Keefe Report: Hell on Wheels Sixgun

As season five of AMC’s popular “Hell on Wheels” winds down for the year on...

10 Guns That Shaped America

Firearms have been a part of this nation since, well, long before it was a...

Leveraging Heritage

Lever-action rifles are an indelible fixture in the history of firearm development and played a...

Q&A: A Pair Of Colt 1860 Revolvers

The owner of a pair of old Colt revolvers is seeking information on when they...

I Have This Old Gun: Colt 3rd Generation "Signature Series" 1851 Navy

This Colt 3rd Generation Signature Series gun has never been fired. In "NRA Perfect" condition,...

Colt 1860 Army Richards “Cartridge Conversion” Revolver

Colt Patent Firearms Co.'s reliable percussion revolvers had been the most popular military sidearms during...

The Guns of Gettysburg

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

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...

Mershon & Hollingsworth Self-Cocking Revolver

Nearly 150 years after it was made, the M&H revolver will still fire.
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