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Revolution In The Blood: Christopher Miner Spencer’s Coming Of Age

Christopher Miner Spencer became known as one of the greatest gun designers of his age, and his Spencer rifle was eventually fielded as one of the most advanced firearms employed during the Civil War. This is how he got started.

Cavalry Arms Of The American Revolution

When well-trained and equipped, a determined light horseman of the American Revolution was a fearsome combined-arms foe.

Liberty: Don Troiani’s Paintings Of The American Revolution

Noted artist and American Rifleman contributor Don Troiani will display some of his original artwork at his first-ever major exhibition, which is being hosted by the Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia, Pa. The exhibition opened Oct. 16 and runs until Sept. 5, 2022, in the museum’s first-floor Patriots Gallery.

Arms Of Independence: The Guns Of The American Revolution

On July 4, Americans celebrate the remarkable circumstances surrounding our independence. Without small arms, that independence wouldn't have been possible.

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.

5 Amazing Artifacts in the National Museum of the U.S. Army

The National Museum of the United States Army holds nearly 1,400 artifacts that tell the story of the fighting men and women of America through the ages.

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.

The Lafayette/Washington Pistols

A pair of saddle pistols presented by theMarquis de Lafayette to George Washington remains a symbol of these two friends, who, though so different in age and background, possessed a mutual love of liberty.

The First Gun Collector?

So, do you know who the first gun collector was? We know that a few of our founding fathers were gun aficionados and were quite the collectors by 18th century standards with Washington and Jefferson being well known for their interest in acquiring fine arms.

Fire a Brown Bess at Colonial Williamsburg's Musket Range

This unprecedented experience offers guests an opportunity to learn about, handle and operate replica 18th-century firearms with guidance from certified instructors.

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