Gun Sells For Highest Price In History

Pat Garrett's Pistol Sells for Highest Price in History

The Colt Single Action Army revolver used by Pat Garrett to kill Billy The Kid sold at auction from Bonhams for more than $6 million dollars, in what is probably the highest price ever paid for a civilian firearm.

The .44 Special: A Big-Bore Favorite

The .44 Smith & Wesson Special has had a virtual cult-like following for most of its 100-plus-year existence and became a favorite of many western lawmen and self-defense practitioners.

This Old Gun: United States Patent Fire Arms 'Tombstone' Buntline

Normally, 19th century firearm replicas never come close to achieving the value of the originals they emulate. One of the few exceptions is the Single Action Army replicas built by the United States Fire Arms Mfg. Co.

The .454 Casull: History and Performance

Based off the .45 Colt with twice the velocity, for the past six decades the .454 Casull cartridge has gained popularity for its power and has grown into a plentiful chambering option for magnum revolver enthusiasts. 

Colt 1871-72 Open Top: The Revolver That Begat The Single Action Army

Though largely forgotten and scarce today, the Colt 1871-72 "Open Top" revolvers represented an evolution in design for Colt, and ultimately paved the way for the Colt to transition from the cap-and-ball era to the cartridge era of the Single Action Army.

NRA Gun of the Week: Uberti USA 1873 Single-Action Cattleman New Model

On this week’s “Gun of the Week” video preview, American Rifleman staff take to the range for a closer look at Uberti USA’s special edition "Teddy" revolver, a replica of Colt's New Model 1873 SAA. 

The .45 Colt: History and Performance

From the Single Action Army to various other revolvers and lever-action rifles, the .45 Colt cartridge has more than a century of history and is still a favorite of many enthusiasts today.

The .44-40 Winchester: History and Performance

It is said that the Winchester Model 1873 lever-action rifle is one of the guns that "Won the West." The same could also be said for its cartridge which still lives on to this day, the .44-40 Winchester, the history of which is explored here. 

Alexander Hamilton's Pistols Sold At Auction

A pair of flintlock holster pistols that were once presented to Alexander Hamilton, one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence, sold at auction this past month, along with other noteworthy arms.

DIY Custom Heritage Mfg. Rough Rider Revolvers

The Heritage Manufacturing Inc. Rough Rider rimfire line of revolvers can be customized and changed without a gunsmith, allowing owners to do their own alterations to it with parts from Heritage.

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