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I Have This Old Gun: “Monkey Tail” Carbine

I Have This Old Gun: “Monkey Tail” Carbine

As early as the 1850s, the British Board of Ordnance, recognizing breechloading firearms were the...
The Keefe Report: Welcome to the Snark Tank—I Don’t Actually Hate Colt’s

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...
I Have This Old Gun: Pattern 1856 “Enfield” Cavalry Carbine

I Have This Old Gun: Pattern 1856 “Enfield” Cavalry Carbine

In the 1850s, Britain’s military, like others in Europe and the New World, realized that...
I Have This Old Gun: Colt Model 1855 Revolving Carbine

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...
A Look Back at the Colt Single Action Army

A Look Back at the Colt Single Action Army

Whether a rusty relic or pristine safe queen the SAA carries with it an elegance...
Sharpshooting North & South: The Genesis Of Sniping

Sharpshooting North & South: The Genesis Of Sniping

During the Civil War, sharpshooters brought marksmanship skills to bear, dispatching generals and influencing battles.
The Quest For Accuracy: The Genesis Of Sniping

The Quest For Accuracy: The Genesis Of Sniping

The biggest advancement in precise, aimed fire before the American Civil War wasn’t made to...
English Enfields In Confederate Service

English Enfields In Confederate Service

In 1861, the Pattern 1853 Enfield rifle-musket was considered the best infantry arm available to...
Book Review: 101 Classic Firearms

Book Review: 101 Classic Firearms

A compilation of 101 articles written by author John Marshall over the years, 101 Classic...
The Guns of Manassas, 1861

The Guns of Manassas, 1861

The Union and Confederate armies faced each other for the first time near Bull Run...
Top 10 Infantry Rifles

Top 10 Infantry Rifles

The Top 10 Infantry Rifles were chosen due to innovation, effectiveness, service life, impact on...
Top 10 Infantry Rifles

Top 10 Infantry Rifles

The Top 10 Infantry Rifles were chosen due to innovation, effectiveness, service life, impact on...
The Rossi Circuit Judge

The Rossi Circuit Judge

This revival of the revolver-action long gun provides flexible shooting options in a light and...
State Of The Art: Model 1855 Rifle-Musket

State Of The Art: Model 1855 Rifle-Musket

With its Maynard tape priming system, the U.S. Model 1855 percussion rifle-musket was state-of-the-art when...