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The First Colts

In the 1830s, a struggling businessman by the name of Samuel Colt patented a revolutionary new handgun that used a revolving cylinder, and with that, the first Colt revolvers came to be made in Paterson Falls, N.J.

The .357 Magnum: History & Performance

Created by Smith & Wesson during the Great Depression, in the past eight decades, the .357 Mag. cartridge has seen no shortage in popularity nor the amount of models chambered for it.

The .454 Casull: History and Performance

Based off the .45 Colt with twice the velocity, for the past six decades the .454 Casull cartridge has gained popularity for its power and has grown into a plentiful chambering option for magnum revolver enthusiasts. 

ARTV Preview: New Colt Wheel Guns, Kel-Tec P17 and The Gewehr 33/40

This week on American Rifleman Television, we go behind-the-scenes to see how Colt makes its revolvers, test the Kel-Tec P17 pistol and examine the history of the German Gewehr 33/40 rifle.

ARTV Preview: The History of Colt; Springfield Armory Waypoint 2020; Calisher and Terry Carbine

In this week's episode, we'll explore the early history of Colt, test the Springfield Armory Waypoint 2020 and look back at the British Calisher and Terry carbine.

Colt's New Model Holster Pistol in the Civil War

Though its first deliveries were to the South, it was also the handgun most used by Federal cavalry.

I Have This Old Gun: Colt .38 DA U.S. Navy

I Have This Old Gun: Colt .38 DA U.S. Navy

The Colt Bisley

Recently, I saw an old copy of a movie poster from the 1980s. The film was called “The Grey Fox” and starred the late Richard Farnsworth—a wonderful actor in an off-beat western set in Canada at the turn of the century.

I Have This Old Gun - Colt Walker Revolver

I Have This Old Gun - Colt Walker Revolver

Harper Creigh's Colt Single-Action Revolver

These .44-caliber revolvers are usually carried in holsters emblazoned with gold and silver conchos depicting the SASS logo.

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