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Smith & Wesson: A Classic Name In American Firearms

First started in 1852, the company founded by partners Horace Smith and Daniel B. Wesson has a storied place in American firearm history and is still one of the premier American firearm manufacturers today.

This Old Gun: Model 1860 Henry Rifle

Although he probably didn’t plan it, when New England shirtmaker Oliver Fisher Winchester acquired the Volcanic Repeating Arms Co. in 1857 and re-named it the New Haven Arms Co., he ended up dramatically altering firearm technology, helped settle the American West and subsequently created a legacy that continues to this day.

Video: I Have This Old Gun—Civil War Henry

Watch another episode of American Rifleman TV's "I Have This Old Gun."

Book Review—Volcanic Firearms: Predecessor to the Winchester Rifle

Volcanic firearms, some of history’s first repeaters to use a self-contained cartridge, represent a profoundly significant, yet often overlooked, stage in the evolution of firearms development. The origins of the short-lived Volcanic Repeating Arms Company, and of the guns it designed and manufactured, have long been shrouded in mystery, hearsay and poorly-sourced apocrypha—until now.

Top Ten Handguns Part 2

Top Ten Handguns Part 2

Glenn Gilbert’s Top 10 Handguns

Editors’ picks for the handguns that changed the world.

Mark Keefe’s Top 10 Handguns

Editors’ picks for the handguns that changed the world.

AR's Top 10 Handguns

Our choices for the best and most significant handguns on the past century.

Angus McClellan’s Top 10 Handguns

Editors’ picks for the handguns that changed the world.

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