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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.

The Model 1895 Lee Navy: Background & Value

Considering the trends in U.S. military firearm technology during the 1890s, the country’s selection of a proprietary straight-pull rifle like the Model 1895 Lee Navy is extraordinary.

I Have This Old Gun: Slocum “Side-Loading” Revolver

Rollin White’s 1855 patent for a bored-through cylinder was not just clever in its own right, it was also responsible for other inventors coming up with unique designs to try and circumvent it.

I Have This Old Gun: 1851 Deane, Adams & Deane Revolver

Double-action handguns have been available since at least the 1830s, though in the “pepperbox” form.

I Have This Old Gun: “Monkey Tail” Carbine

As early as the 1850s, the British Board of Ordnance, recognizing breechloading firearms were the coming thing, began a search for a breechloader with which to arm its cavalry regiments.

Rifleman Q & A: Springfield vs. Enfield–Fame By Name

A reader inquires why is the ’03 Springfield is accorded so much fame.

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