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The Grouseland Rifle: A Longrifle by John Small

A Revolutionary War veteran and one of the leading men in the “Old Northwest,” John Small was also perhaps the finest gunsmith to work west of the Appalachian Mountains”—and one of his rifles is the official rifle of Indiana. Respected longrifle gunsmith Marvin Kemper has recreated it.

The Grouseland Rifle: A Longrifle By John Small

Revolutionary War veteran John Small, “perhaps the finest gunsmith to work west of the Appalachian Mountains,” is remembered today for an example of his work that serves as the official rifle of Indiana. And now respected longrifle gunsmith Marvin Kemper has recreated it.

Rifleman Q & A: Civil War Import

I’ve acquired an interesting firearm and need help finding more information about it, since my library searches have yielded limited results.

I Have This Old Gun: U.S. Model 1803 Rifle

Many consider the Model 1803 flintlock rifle to be the most beautiful long gun ever produced for the U.S. military.

Making the American Rifle at Colonial Williamsburg

The gunsmithing program at Virginia’s first capital works not only to preserve the form of the American longrifle, but also the tools, techniques and working conditions under which it was originally made.

Remembering the Guns of the Alamo

Separating fact from movie fiction, what arms were used during the 13-day siege in February 1836?

Arsenals and Armament: The Early Years of U.S. Martial Pistols

The journey from the dawning days of the American Revolution to the requisition of the country’s first armory-produced sidearm was a long one.

The Model 1805 Harpers Ferry Pistol: From Inception to Insignia

Following the disbandment of the Continental Army in 1784, the United States kept only a token force of regulars to guard arsenals and frontier forts along the border.

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.

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