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The Keefe Report: Curatorial Assistant National Firearms Museum

The Keefe Report: Curatorial Assistant National Firearms Museum

My start as an NRA employee came nearly 30 years ago as a weekends-only curatorial...
Back to Basics: Holsters

Back to Basics: Holsters

The term “holster” dates back to somewhere in the mid-17th century. Its origins are a...
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...
I Have This Old Gun: Smith & Wesson Model 1

I Have This Old Gun: Smith & Wesson Model 1

Daniel Smith and Horace Wesson were not men who gave up easily. In 1854 the...
The Model 1903 In World War I

The Model 1903 In World War I

When the Doughboys went to France, starting in 1917, they took with them arguably the...
The Lafayette/Washington Pistols

The Lafayette/Washington Pistols

A pair of saddle pistols presented by theMarquis de Lafayette to George Washington remains a...
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...
Cased Colt Walker Shatters World Record at Auction

Cased Colt Walker Shatters World Record at Auction

This finest known cased Colt Walker hammered for $1.6 million after seven and a half...
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...
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...
A Battle At Barrington: The Men & The Guns

A Battle At Barrington: The Men & The Guns

On Nov. 27, 1934, two federal agents faced two heavily armed bandits in what is...
Colt's Cobra: The Wheel, Rediscovered

Colt's Cobra: The Wheel, Rediscovered

The first new double-action sixgun in decades from Colt’s Mfg.—the Cobra—is a .38 Spl. snubbie...
I Have This Old Gun: Allen "Dragoon" Pepperbox

I Have This Old Gun: Allen "Dragoon" Pepperbox

Massachusetts gunmaker Ethan Allen had a long and illustrious career, manufacturing many types of arms...
In Memoriam: Noted Firearms Author R.L. Wilson

In Memoriam: Noted Firearms Author R.L. Wilson

Robert L. “Larry” Wilson, noted firearms author, researcher, scholar, historian and literary powerhouse passed away...
A Look Back at the Colt Single Action Army

A Look Back at the Colt Single Action Army

Whether a rusty relic or pristine safe queen the SAA carries with it an elegance...
The M14 Rifle: John Garand’s Final Legacy

The M14 Rifle: John Garand’s Final Legacy

The resemblance of the M14 to the M1 Garand rifle is unmistakable and, love it...
Keefe Report: Colt Comes Out Fighting From Chapter 11

Keefe Report: Colt Comes Out Fighting From Chapter 11

Colt has emerged from Chapter 11 restructuring and, together with good management and new products,...
Keefe Report: Hell on Wheels Sixgun

Keefe Report: Hell on Wheels Sixgun

As season five of AMC’s popular “Hell on Wheels” winds down for the year on...
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