The Interarms G33/50: A Shootable Swedish Cavalry Carbine
Chambered for the light recoiling and readily available 6.5 mm Swedish cartridge, and with fine build and finish quality, The InterArms Co. G33/50 carbine is an excellent choice for collectors who want a bolt-action surplus rifle to shoot.
This Old Gun: French Year XIII Cavalry Pistol
The French had a tradition of building well-thought-out longarms and handguns.
I Have This Old Gun: British Pattern 1856 Cavalry Carbine
As the British military modernized its arsenal in the mid-19th century, the Pattern 1856 Cavalry Carbine joined the iconic Pattern 1853 Enfield in frontline service.
U.S. Model 1847 Cavalry Musketoon
The 1847 Cavalry Musketoon was actually an attenuated version of the excellent U.S. Model 1842 Musket, and commands high prices with collectors.
This Old Gun: Martini-Henry Cavalry Carbine
In the 1860s, at the dawn of the self-contained metallic cartridge era, the military armsmakers of Great Britain and other major powers decided to alter existing muzzleloading rifle-muskets into breechloaders. Reasons included saving production costs and buying time to permit experimentation.
Colt's Model 1855 Revolving Rifle in the Civil War
Though eclipsed by other repeaters—such as the Henry and Spencer—the rifle version of Col. Colt’s percussion revolver saw field service with Yankee forces throughout America’s bloodiest conflict.
I Have This Old Gun ... Cook & Brother Carbine
The Cook & Brother firearms are one of the great rarities of collecting southern-made Civil War guns.
This Old Gun: Pattern 1856 'Enfield' Cavalry Carbine
In the 1850s, Britain’s military, like others in Europe and the New World, realized that breech-loading arms were the wave of the future and began experimenting with various systems—primarily with which to arm its mounted troops.
Back To Basics: Holsters
The term “holster” dates back to somewhere in the mid-17th century. Its origins are a combination of Dutch, Old English and German.
The U.S. Model 1855 Pistol Carbine
Adopted alongside the U.S. Model 1855 Rifle and Rifle-Musket, the Model 1855 Pistol Carbine mated a shoulder stock to a big-bore handgun. While soon rendered obsolete by better carbines, such as the Sharps, the M1855s saw service against the Apache and Cheyenne and in the American Civil War.