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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.

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.

The American Longrifle

If you’re proud to be an American, then thank Daniel Morgan, Timothy Murphy and the American Longrifle.

Dutch Arms in the American Revolution

Photographs of the Dutch long arms used on both sides of the American Revolution.

Guns of the Riflemen of the Revolution

A look at a few of the long arms used in the American Revolution to help secure America's independence.

The Arms of April 19, 1775

At the battles of Lexington and Concord, American Patriots stood up to the might of the British Empire with the guns they had.

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