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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: Rifle Triggers

Having a clear definition of a trigger is critical in the understanding of how it...

The Grouseland Rifle: A Longrifle By John Small

Revolutionary War veteran John Small, “perhaps the finest gunsmith to work west of the Appalachian...

The Grouseland Rifle: A Longrifle by John Small

A Revolutionary War veteran and one of the leading men in the “Old Northwest,” John...

The Guns of Manassas, 1861

The Union and Confederate armies faced each other for the first time near Bull Run...

Leveraging Heritage

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

Throwback Thursday: An Old-Time Sniper

Every Thursday we'll share an article from the American Rifleman archives. In this week's article...

U.S. Model 1816 Flintlock Pistol

The 1816 Flintlock pistol is considered reasonable for a historic firearm.

The Redcoats’ Brown Bess

Brown Bess muskets served both sides during the American Revolution.