Walther Model 4

This Old Gun: Walther Model 4

Before the Walther PP and PPK became iconic handguns, there was another highly regarded pistol from Walther: the Model 4.

The 1886/93 Lebel: France's Great War Masterpiece

This innovative 8 mm bolt-action repeater, which performed extraordinary service during World War I, was also one of the most important military arms in history.

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.

This Old Gun: Model 1858 Starr Army Revolver

The Model 1858 Starr Army revolver is one of a surprising number of foreign-made revolvers that made an appearance in the American Civil War.

Rifleman Q&A: What Was The First Speedloader?

When did we invent the speedloader? To answer that question, we have to go back to the 19th century.

This Old Gun: Martini-Henry Cavalry Carbine

In the 1860s, at the dawn of the self-contained metallic cartridge era, the military armsmakers of Great Britain and other major powers decided to alter existing muzzleloading rifle-muskets into breechloaders. Reasons included saving production costs and buying time to permit experimentation.

This Old Gun: Model 1836 Hall Carbine (Type II)

The Hall Carbine is one of the most innovative firearm designs of its time, and John Hall's design goes even farther back in time.

This Old Gun: Calisher & Terry Carbine

Learn the story behind the unique Calisher & Terry carbine, one of the more interesting breechloading designs of the Civil War era.

The Webley Mk VI: Construction & Disassembly

For owners of the Webley Mark VI revolver, disassembly can be a bit of a chore. Here's a walkthrough for getting your gun apart.

This Old Gun: French Tabatière Rifled Musket

One of the interesting things about the military—especially in centuries past—is that under certain circumstances it will doggedly refurbish or reconfigure war materiel—sometimes to the point of absurdity.

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