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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,...

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: Colt Model 1855 Revolving Carbine

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

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...

The Guns of the Boer Commandos

Superior Boer marksmanship and Mauser rifles exacted a high price from the British during 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...

Top 10 Infantry Rifles

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

Winchester Lever-Actions Go To War

Although the U.S. military snubbed lever-action Winchesters, other nations, attracted by their innovation or just...

10 Guns That Shaped America

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

Q&A: A Pair Of Colt 1860 Revolvers

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

Colt 1860 Army Richards “Cartridge Conversion” Revolver

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

Civil War Spencer Rifles & Carbines

During the Civil War, a total of 45,733 Model 1860 carbines and 11,471 Model 1860...

I Have This Old Gun: Model 1860 Spencer Carbine

Engineer Christopher Miner Spencer was one of those 19th century Yankee polymaths who was responsible...

A Look Back (and Forward) at the 1873 Winchester

The gun that won the West has returned, and is ready to reassume its historic...

Excels All Others: The Spencer Carbine

During the American Civil War, the best carbine used by cavalry troopers on either side...

The Guns of Gettysburg

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