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Collier & Colt: The Origins of the Revolver

For years of writing about firearms, I had been working under an erroneous impression about...

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...

Origin of the Sniper: Rifle Development & Accuracy Potential

Before sniping could make an impact on the battlefield, two things were required: accurate rifles...

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...

This Old Gun: Model 1836 Hall Carbine (Type II)

The Hall Carbine is one of the most innovative firearm designs of its time, and...

The Baker Rifle at Waterloo

Napoleon Bonaparte and the Duke of Wellington met at Waterloo more than 200 years ago,...

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,...

This Old Gun: French Tabatière Rifled Musket

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

American Guns: 10 Firearms That Shaped Our Nation

Firearms are a crucial part of American culture, so it's no surprise that they've played...

To Arm Against an Enemy: Colonial Williamsburg Highlights Small Arms of the Revolution

A new exhibit at the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum at Virginia's Colonial Williamsburg seeks...

Model 1805 Harpers Ferry Pistol: Building the Davide-Pedersoli Kit

For fans of historical firearms, putting together a pistol or rifle kit can be one...

The Model 1805 Harpers Ferry Pistol: Launching the Reproduction Era

In the last few decades particularly, the United States has seen an influx of both...

I Have This Old Gun: Model 1895 Nagant Revolver

In the third quarter of the 19th century, Leon and Emil Nagant of Liege, Belgium,...

The Model 1805 Harpers Ferry Pistol: From Inception to Insignia

Following the disbandment of the Continental Army in 1784, the United States kept only a...

Arsenals and Armament: The Early Years of U.S. Martial Pistols

The journey from the dawning days of the American Revolution to the requisition of the...

Remembering the Guns of the Alamo

Separating fact from movie fiction, what arms were used during the 13-day siege in February...

Back to Basics: Choosing the Best Buttstock

In order to accurately deliver a shot from a rifle that the buttstock fit the...

Video—Preserving the Skills: Gunsmithing at Colonial Williamsburg

Gunsmiths at Colonial Williamsburg demonstrate the tricks of their old-fashioned trade, creating high-quality, period-correct firearms...

Colonial Williamsburg's Fire A Flintlock Musket Program

Want to fire a period-correct musket? Check out Colonial Williamsburg's musket range and "Fire a...

Making the American Rifle at Colonial Williamsburg

The gunsmithing program at Virginia’s first capital works not only to preserve the form of...
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