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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...

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...

The Guns of the Colonial Williamsburg Collection

As the capital of the Virginia colony and later the fledgling Commonwealth, Williamsburg has had...

The 4th Annual NRA/North–South Skirmish Association National Civil War Championship

If you ever wondered what it was like to shoot an old muzzleloading black powder...

5 Guns Every Texan (and Every Other American) Should Know

The types of firearms that modern Texans own and carry may have changed since they...

American Ingenuity on Display: The VMI Firearms Collection

Virginia Military Institute's collection of early American repeating firearms, Civil War weapons and U.S. martial...

Back to Basics: Rifle Barrels

Barrel construction and profile are purpose built and have a major influence on how well...

Back to Basics: Cast Bullets

Old fashioned or out of date? Nothing could be further than the truth. Cast bullets...

Rifleman Q & A: Civil War Import

I’ve acquired an interesting firearm and need help finding more information about it, since my...

When Argentina Had To Choose a New Service Rifle

The Republic of Argentina has a large and diversified military-industrial complex, which includes a remarkable...

The Arms Of All The People Should Be Taken Away

As we celebrate the Bicentennial of the Bill of Rights, evidence has been discovered that...

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 biggest advancement in precise, aimed fire before the American Civil War wasn’t made to...

A Look Back: The Winchester Model 1885 Single-Shot Rifle

Simplicity and timeless design has kept this first Browning rifle in the marketplace.

Fire a Brown Bess at Colonial Williamsburg's Musket Range

This unprecedented experience offers guests an opportunity to learn about, handle and operate replica 18th-century...

I Have This Old Gun: British Pattern 1801 Sea Service Pistol

Being an island nation, Great Britain has relied heavily on her naval prowess for protection...
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