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.
It’s the most expensive single firearm sold at auction, according to Rock Island Auction Company. Pairs of guns have gone for more, but this one’s connection to the surrender of Chiricahua Apache Chief Geronimo and impeccable condition added up to a new world-record on April 30.
What guns were Americans buying as 2016 ushered in spring? Those listed by GunBroker.com as best-sellers for March 2016—both new and used—have been covered extensively by American Rifleman. Check the list here and learn more about these guns.
When the Henry Repeating Arms Model 1860 went into production, only about 200 rifles were manufactured with iron frames before the more common brass frame was adopted.