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Hunting Guns in Colonial America

Whether for protection on the frontier or for hunting in the backwoods, the smoothbore hunting gun played a pivotal role in times of peace and war in the American colonies.

Rifleman Q&A: 'Potsdam' Muskets

During the American Civil War, thousands of muskets came to U.S. shores imported by both the North and South, and some of them were referred to as "Potsdam" muskets.

Video—Preserving the Skills: Gunsmithing at Colonial Williamsburg

Gunsmiths at Colonial Williamsburg demonstrate the tricks of their old-fashioned trade, creating high-quality, period-correct firearms with naught but hand tools.

Rifleman Q & A: Rifle Or Musket?

A reader asks about the April 2013 issue of American Rifleman, which featured a column about the Winchester Model 1895 Russian Musket. What makes it a musket?

Rifleman Q & A: Civil War Import

I’ve acquired an interesting firearm and need help finding more information about it, since my library searches have yielded limited results.

Winchester Model 1895 Russian Musket

In a desperate need for arms to fight the Germans, the Russian Army turned to Winchester, purchasing Model 1895s in 7.62x54 mm R.

American-Made Muskets in the Revolutionary War

American-made muskets made a real difference in the fight for independence.

American-Made Muskets in the Revolutionary War

As galloping express riders and ringing church bells spread across New England during the early hours of April 19, 1775, thousands of farmers and tradesmen carrying a variety of firearms poured out of their homes and headed toward Lexington and Concord to intercept the British Army column approaching from Boston.

The Redcoats’ Brown Bess

Brown Bess muskets served both sides during the American Revolution.

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