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Kentucky Longrifle

Making the Kentucky Longrifle

Longarms of America's Forgotten War

Though largely overshadowed by the Napoleonic Wars, the American War of 1812 saw the use of a wide variety of arms by a colorful assemblage of combatants.

Top 10 Hunting Rifles

The editors of American Rifleman have taken on the daunting task of defining the top hunting rifles.

The Sheetz Rifle

Rifleman, like William Ross, played an important role toward the end of the War of 1812.

The American Longrifle

If you’re proud to be an American, then thank Daniel Morgan, Timothy Murphy and the American Longrifle.

Throwback Thursday: An Old-Time Sniper

Every Thursday we'll share an article from the American Rifleman archives. In this week's article taken from the January 1926 issue, W.H. Richard shares an incredible feat of marksmanship during the War of 1812.

Snap Shots Week 8: Where the Buffalo [Don’t] Roam … and Unclaimed Bacon

When you have magazines dating back to 1885, you end up flipping through pages and chuckling at times over what you find. Back before there were cartridge guns, hunters had to do it the old fashioned way with the muzzleloading longrifle. Why he is reloading and why the buffalo are not roaming, we have no idea. Caption this week's photo for your chance to win!

Seven States With Official Firearms

Tennessee recently became the seventh state to pass a resolution proclaiming an official state firearm. Which six previous states made similar resolutions, and which were their chosen firearms?

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 won Texas’ independence in 1836, but certain guns will always be associated with its fight to become a Republic and well beyond its eventual statehood.

FBI Seizes Famous Sheetz Longrifle

A Louisiana couple that legitimately purchased a famous longrifle was shocked to discover late last year that it had previously been stolen from a museum. The gun has now been confiscated by the FBI.

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