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The Rifleman Report: 100 Years & Counting

As most anyone who is married knows all too well, failing to remember a significant anniversary is a mistake best avoided. In view of that, we always strive to point out important milestones as they pertain to the world of firearms—and in this issue we mark two.

The Colt Peacemaker: Hollywood’s Shooting Star

For many of us, our first exposure to the Single Action Army wasn’t on the shooting range—it was on the silver screen at Saturday matinees, and, later, on television. After all, you can’t film a Western movie or TV Western without sixguns.

150 Years Of The Colt Single Action Army

Initially developed as a dedicated sidearm for the U.S. military, the Colt Single Action Army became iconic as one of the tools that tamed the frontier and embodied the spirit of the American West.

I Have This Old Gun: Winchester Model 12 Riot Gun

Like its exposed-hammer predecessor, the Model 1897, the Winchester Model 12 transitioned from peacetime popularity to wartime warrior and back again. The Model 12’s journey from battlefields to hunting fields and trap and skeet ranges spanned more than 50 years.

Collecting Second Generation Colt Single Action Army Revolvers

Of the many revolver designs made by Colt, the Single Action Army family is one of the most famous and long-lived. Follow Rick Hacker as he delves into the specifics of collecting second generation examples of these classic wheelguns.

Tips For Senior Shooters

For shooters, getting older doesn’t mean having to get out of the game. There are tools and techniques for seniors that can help make their time behind the trigger truly golden.

This Old Gun: Winchester Model 1892 'Trapper'

The Winchester 1873 may have been “The Gun That Won The West,” but it was the Winchester Model 1892, with its smoother, stronger action, that soon began outselling the earlier toggle-link lever-action and eventually caused the ‘73’s demise in 1921.

This Old Gun: Colt Model 1877 Lightning Revolver

Colt’s Model 1877 Lightning revolver (occasionally confused with its 1884 Lightning pump-action rifle) was the company’s first double-action handgun, brought out to compete with the double-action British bulldog revolvers gaining in popularity at the time.

Wanted Dead Or Alive's 'Mare's Leg': How Effective Is It Really?

Though imposing on the silver screen, Steve McQueen's Winchester Model 92 "Mare's Leg" was an invention of Hollywood. Follow Rick Hacker as he takes a look at some of the modern reproductions of the "Mare's Leg," and tests them out.

Rifleman Q&A: Short Or Long Frame Colt Stocks?

There is a definite difference between “long frame” and “short frame” Colt Detective Special stocks. Read on:

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