Christian Sharps is probably best remembered for his famous Sharps falling-block, breechloading, single-shot rifle, which he patented on Sept. 12, 1848. But a little more than a year later, on Dec. 18, 1849, he also patented an equally innovative four-barreled derringer.
Winchester was one of the first manufacturers to jump into the low-cost bolt-action .22 market with its John Browning-designed Model 1900, a design that would carry on for subsequent generations of Winchester single-shot .22 rifles, including one of the most prolific, the Model 67.
The North American Arms Mini revolvers are among the smallest guns on the market today. Here are five new, unusual or underappreciated Mini models for your consideration.
The NAA-22S single-action revolver from North American Arms is a fully functional exercise in firearm miniaturization.