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Opening Shot: Model 1883 and No. 353 Gatling Guns

From the NRA Museum, check out these firearms that have provenance to the 1939 movie,...

Men and Guns of the 1900 China Relief Expedition

Some American troops fought with guns one would expect in the multi-national mission to Peking,...

Book Review—Death Rattle: The British Soldier’s Machine Gun 1870 - 2015

John Hutchins’ book is the definitive treatise on the machine gun as used by British...

Tested: Colt 1903 Parkerized Pistol

The original Colt Model 1903 Pocket Hammerless hails from the very earliest days of the...

The Keefe Report: “Please Hang in a Prominent Place.”

Those words appear on the back of a circa-1890 Winchester cartridge board on display in...

America’s First: Hiram Maxim’s Heavy Machine Gun

Maxim took inspiration from a childhood memory of being knocked over by recoil to later...

Video—ARTV: Melvin Johnson’s Automatics

Check out this segment from a recent episode of American Rifleman TV to learn more...

Guns of the Spanish-American War 1898

Lucky were the soldiers armed with the .30–40 Krag-Jorgensen, but many Americans fought with the...

Trapdoors and Levers: Rethinking the Custer Era

It is hard not to appreciate the ballistic science that went into making the Springfield...

Back to Basics: Rifling

The purpose of rifling is to impart a spin to a projectile as it is...

Fear & Loading: The Ultimate Colt Collectible?

A Colt Model 1883 Gatling Gun, complete with original field carriage and two drum magazines,...

Throwback Thursday: Dr. Shush!

From the February 1982 American Rifleman, learn the history of the first silencer, invented by...

Guns of the Battle of Blair Mountain

In 1921, “Marching Miners” squared off against mine owners and the “Logan County Defenders” in...

Old Shots Beget New Shots

The shooting industry raised more than $80,000 to support the shooting sports at the 2013...

A Great Way to Go Home

This season’s Top Shot continues to be all about the shooting at the range, rather...

The Rough Riders’ Potato Digger

“Roosevelt’s Rough Riders” took two Colt-Browning machine guns to Cuba in 1898. One is now...

Shooting the "Digger"

As you may have noticed, this is the first time a Colt’s Automatic Gun, Model...

Roosevelt Guns at the NFM

More than 100 artifacts from Teddy Roosevelt are on display at the NFM.
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