Potsdam Muskets

Rifleman Q&A: 'Potsdam' Muskets

During the American Civil War, thousands of muskets came to U.S. shores imported by both the North and South, and some of them were referred to as "Potsdam" muskets.

I Have This Old Gun: Gwyn & Campbell Carbine

Because of timing, improvements in technology and no lack of inventive spirit, the American Civil War saw an array of armaments the variety and novelty of which were unsurpassed in earlier conflicts.

70 Years Of Service: The 1870/87/15 Vetterli-Vitali

While there are many military rifles that have seen extensive service, the Italian M1870/87/15 Vetterli-Vitali stands out as one of the longest-serving military rifles in any guise.

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.

News Brief: EMF Celebrates 65th Anniversary

Early and Modern Firearms, a manufacturer of replica Western and Civil War era firearms, is celebrating its 65th anniversary in business.

Rifleman Q&A: An Auger Gun In The Civil War?

From the archives of American Rifleman, read about Wilson Ager's "Coffee Mill Gun" from the June 2004 magazine.

ARTV Preview: The Maxim Machine Gun, Taurus USA G3 T.O.R.O. and LeMat Revolver

In this week's episode of American Rifleman TV, we reach the end of our picks for the top 10 machine guns of all time with No.1, the Maxim gun, take a look at the Taurus USA G3 T.O.R.O. and examine the history of the Civil War-era LeMat revolver.

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: 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.

This Old Gun: Pattern 1853 Enfield

Simply put, the Pattern 1853 Enfield rifle-musket, along with its variants, is one of the most important firearms of the 19th century.

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