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The Smith & Wesson Governor: A Versatile Z-Frame Revolver

When Smith & Wesson introduced the Governor in 2011, the concept of a revolver capable of chambering shotshells wasn’t groundbreaking. The new entry from a legendary maker, however, quickly caught media attention at the SHOT Show that year and for some good reasons.

Handguns Of A Forgotten Ally

During World War II, Brazilian troops fought as part of the U.S. Fifth Army in Italy. Although they mostly used American military arms, the men of the Brazilian Expeditionary Force also brought along Colt pistols and Smith & Wesson revolvers from home.

Rifleman Review: Colt King Cobra Target

Watch this American Rifleman Television segment of "Rifleman Review" from 2020 to learn more about the Colt King Cobra Target revolver chambered in .357 Mag.

Preview: A Collectors Guide To The Colt AR-15 SP1 Sporter Rifle

While dozens of books have been written about the history and origins of Colt’s iconic SP1 Sporter Rifle, none of them have offered a condensed, photo-rich source for collectors of the classic AR-15.

Editor's Choice: Colt Python 3"

The Hartford, Conn., company revived interest in the classic “snake” gun in 2020 by bringing it back in 6"- and 8"-barreled versions. Now it is available in 3" and 4.25" versions as well.

Ruger Single-Six: The New Model Family

One of William Batterman Ruger’s best-timed and most ingenious introductions was the Ruger Single-Six.

Great Guns Of The American West

Beyond their utilitarian function, firearms have been admired over the centuries for their intrinsic artistic form and, often, their lavishly applied decoration. Pictured here are guns belonging to one of America’s foremost collectors with provenance to legendary figures such as Bat Masterson, George Armstrong Custer, Tom Horn, Tom Mix and Jesse James.

Cowboy Action Shooting With Trail Boss Smokeless Powder

This feature article, “From The Loading Bench: IMR Trail Boss Smokeless Powder,” appeared originally in the July 2005 issue of American Rifleman. Trail Boss gunpowder is currently a Hodgdon Powder Company brand.

The CZ-75: A Czech Classic

First introduced in 1975, the CZ 75 made by Česká zbrojovka is a feature-filled, full-metal frame pistol line that is still widely popular today.

NRA Gun Of The Week: Henry Big Boy Color Case Hardened Side Gate

On this week’s “Gun of the Week” video preview, American Rifleman staff examines a lever-action repeater from Henry Repeating Arms featuring a color-case-hardened steel frame, a side loading gate and removable magazine tube.

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