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Rifleman Q & A: Rifle Or Musket?

A reader asks about the April 2013 issue of American Rifleman, which featured a column...

Trapdoors and Levers: Rethinking the Custer Era

It is hard not to appreciate the ballistic science that went into making the Springfield...

Sharpshooting North & South: The Genesis Of Sniping

During the Civil War, sharpshooters brought marksmanship skills to bear, dispatching generals and influencing battles.

The Guns of Manassas, 1861

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

The Guns of 1864

In 1864, more and more repeating rifles-Spencers and “sixteen shooter” Henrys-made their way into Union...

I Have This Old Gun: U.S. Model 1841 “Mississippi” Rifle

America’s soldiers are fond of giving their favorite firearms nicknames-“Kentucky,” “Ol’ Slabsides,” “Horizontal Shot Tower”-but...

The Guns of Gettysburg

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

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...

Lincoln’s Rifles

President Abraham Lincoln loved all things mechanical, especially firearms. During the War Between the States,...