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A Look Back at the Mauser Model 1898 Rifle

The vast majority of bolt-action rifles on the market today can trace much of their lineage to Paul Mauser’s Model 1898 rifle.

A Look Back at the Winchester Model 1907 Rifle

The Model 1907 was a solidly built and reliable rifle, in some ways well ahead of its time.

A Look Back at the SKS-45 Rifle

The SKS-45 rifle will never win any beauty contests, nor will it be the basis for a fine sporting rifle. But it represents a seminal moment in firearms design whereby function leads form.

A Look Back at the Walther PP

In 1929, Walther succeeded in producing a workable single-/double-action (DA/SA) fire-control mechanism, bringing out the Model PP (Polizeipistole or police pistol).

A Look Back at the Smith & Wesson Model 19

When Smith & Wesson changed from names to model numbers in 1957, the Combat Magnum was given the Model 19 designation.

The Smith & Wesson J-Frame: A Short History

With the introduction of the Smith & Wesson J-Frame, gun owners and law-enforcement officers had stopping power packed into a small frame.

A Look Back at the M14 Rifle

As World War II was winding down, armorers and inventors took a look at what was being used by U.S. servicemen and how to improve those tools.

A Look Back At The Winchester 1894

With more than 7 million produced, the Winchester Model 1894 is the most popular sporting rifle ever made.

A Look Back At The Ruger Vaquero

Intended at first for the cowboy action shooter market, the Ruger Vaquero is a modern rendition of the iconic single-action revolver that has also found acceptance by many a backwoods traveler.

A Look Back At The Ruger No. 1

William Batterman Ruger is best known for his innovative mind in the firearm industry. One of his best-known designs is the Ruger No. 1.

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