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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...
Remembering the Guns of the Alamo

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

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A reader asks for a modern way to clean a blackpowder revolver without completely disassembling...
A Look Back at the Spiller & Burr Revolver

A Look Back at the Spiller & Burr Revolver

Take a look back at the Spiller & Burr Revolver, which was patterned after the...
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