Rifleman Q&A: Mysterious ‘Trapdoor’
I have what I believe to be an 1870 Springfield Officer’s Model Carbine. What I have researched is that these rifles were converted from caplock to a centerfire mechanism, and vernier sights were added. Is my conversion authentic?
50 Years Ago: The World’s Costliest Gun
From the April 1973 American Rifleman magazine, read about an artifact once owned by King Louis XIII that sold at a record-setting auction price for the time
2023 Southern Vermont Primitive Biathlon
You won’t be seeing any exotic bolt-actions chambered in .22 LR winning Olympic gold if you attend the Southern Vermont Primitive Biathlon and Winter Shoot, which takes place February 11-12 at Skinner Hollow Farm in Manchester, Vt.
Traditions Performance Firearms: Innovators In The Industry
This year, Traditions Performance Firearms, based in Old Saybrook, Conn., is celebrating its 40th anniversary. In those four decades, it has earned a reputation for offering some of the industry’s most innovative muzzleloaders and associated gear, while refusing to abandon the historic designs and DIY projects enthusiasts crave.
RIfleman Q&A: Derringer Rifles?
A reader inquires: Can you identify my rifle? The only markings on it are “U.S. Derringer, Philadelphia 1826.” Any information would be appreciated.
Blackpowder Basics: How To Shoot An Old-School Muzzleloading Rifle
Muzzleloading rifles and muskets using blackpowder are a fun and intriguing throw back to the earlier days of firearm technology, but also have a more involved process than simply loading a cartridge.
Preserving The Past: The Contemporary Longrifle Association Show
Celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2021, the Contemporary Longrifle Association's annual show is a gathering of dedicated artisans and manufacturers who are keeping the art of longrifle building alive.
Alexander Hamilton's Pistols Sold At Auction
A pair of flintlock holster pistols that were once presented to Alexander Hamilton, one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence, sold at auction this past month, along with other noteworthy arms.
ARTV Preview: Rules for Safe Shooting and Storage, Springfield Armory Ronin and The Blunderbuss
On this week's episode of American Rifleman TV, NRA's Larry Quandahl walks us through the NRA rules for safe shooting and gun storage. We'll also take a look at the Springfield Armory Ronin Operator and the British Blunderbuss.
American Muskets Of The Revolution
While the longrifle gets most of the attention, the muskets used by militia and the Continental Line were the workhorses of the American Revolution.