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This Old Gun: Ward's Western Field Model 10

The single-shot shotgun reigned supreme in the first half of the 20th century, and this Ward's Western Field Model 10 is evidence of the hard use these budget guns saw.

Metal-Fatigue Failures: Is Your Gun at Risk?

Sometimes, through no fault of their owners’ use, gun parts simply fail. In many cases, “fatigue failures” are to blame. Can they be predicted? A veteran firearm engineer answers that question.

I Have This Old Gun: Ruger “Old Model” Single-Six

The adage that “timing is everything” was never truer than with the Ruger Single-Six, a revolver that took inspiration from the Colt Single Action Army—a six gun intrinsically linked with the American West, but which was discontinued by Colt in 1949 as being outdated.

I Have This Old Gun: Montgomery Ward's Western Field Model 10

During the first part of the 20th century, when the United States was transitioning from an agricultural to a more urban nation, inexpensive shotguns were the first choice for farmers and city dwellers who needed, respectively, a tool for keeping the fox from the henhouse and the means for an affordable and enjoyable weekend afield.

Antique Guns & Gold

Lots of folks have old guns hiding in the back of their safe. Whether it's a family heirloom that's been passed down for generations or something they stumbled across at shop a few decades earlier, it inevitably leads to one question: What's it worth? Attendees of the 142nd NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits had a chance to find out just that, thanks to the National Firearms Museum.

Rifleman’s Canfield Is a “Star,” A Cajun One

American Rifleman Field Editor Bruce N. Canfield is one of the nation’s leading authorities and authors on American military arms.

The "Big Fifty" Sharps Rifle

This comprehensive article on the historical Sharps buffalo rifle was written by Elmer Keith in June, 1940.

U.S. Springfield .45-70 Gov’t Trapdoor Carbine

Trapdoor carbines were used from shortly after the Civil War through the 1920s.

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