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I Have This Old Gun: 1851 Deane, Adams & Deane Revolver

Double-action handguns have been available since at least the 1830s, though in the “pepperbox” form.

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

A reader questions Editor-in-Chief Mark Keefe about his seemingly sarcastic commentary on outdoor television regarding...

Remembering the Guns of the Alamo

Separating fact from movie fiction, what arms were used during the 13-day siege in February...

Tested: North American Arms 1860 Series Magnum Mini "Hogleg" Revolver

This scaled down .22 Mag. single action sports a six inch barrel with a classic...

I Have This Old Gun: Charles Gourlay Coach Gun

Although it isn’t readily apparent, this is a most unusual blunderbuss.

Tested: North American Arms Blackpowder Companion Revolvers

Shrinking black powder wheelguns down to the size of a deck of cards only increases...

5 New or Unusual North American Arms Mini Revolvers

The North American Arms Mini revolvers are among the smallest guns on the market today....

Is the Mouse Gun a Dying Breed?

Has the time of small-caliber pocket pistols passed or do they still have a place...

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...

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...

Sam Walker's Walker: Cimarron Firearms Reproduction

Cimarron Firearms will donate 5 percent of sales of this gun to the Former Texas...

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...

Rifleman Q & A: The Deringer Line

A reader inquires about an old gun with markings on the barrel’s rib: “DERINGER PHILADA....

Back to Basics: Primers

It may be small, but without the little bang of the primer, there is no...

I Have This Old Gun: U.S. Model 1803 Rifle

Many consider the Model 1803 flintlock rifle to be the most beautiful long gun ever...

A Look Back at the Mauser Model 1898 Rifle

The vast majority of bolt-action rifles on the market today can trace much of their...

Back to Basics: Center-fire Cartridge Cases

Ever since the first firearms, the notion of combining bullet, powder and priming has been...

Rifleman Q&A: Well-Kempt Secrets–Cleaning Blackpowder Revolvers

A reader asks for a modern way to clean a blackpowder revolver without completely disassembling...
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