Rifleman Q&A: A Colt Like Billy The Kid’s
When my father retired in 1967, he gave me a Colt revolver. It is stamped “COLT D.A. 38” and has a serial number in two adjacent places: the trigger guard next to the screw and the frame next to the trigger guard: 138XXX or 136XXX. I was told that Billy the Kid carried a Colt double-action revolver. Do you know if that is true?
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:
Great Guns Of The American West
Beyond their utilitarian function, firearms have been admired over the centuries for their intrinsic artistic form and, often, their lavishly applied decoration. Pictured here are guns belonging to one of America’s foremost collectors with provenance to legendary figures such as Bat Masterson, George Armstrong Custer, Tom Horn, Tom Mix and Jesse James.
New For 2022: Colt 3" Python
New for this year, Colt re-introduces the shorted version of the Python made with a 3" barrel.
This Old Gun: United States Patent Fire Arms 'Tombstone' Buntline
Normally, 19th century firearm replicas never come close to achieving the value of the originals they emulate. One of the few exceptions is the Single Action Army replicas built by the United States Fire Arms Mfg. Co.
Collier & Colt: The Origins of the Revolver
For years of writing about firearms, I had been working under an erroneous impression about the origins of the revolver. Really, credit should go to two men. Sam Colt and Elisha Collier.
Review: Uberti 1851 Navy Conversion in .38 Spl.
Uberti USA’s “Outlaws & Lawmen” series creates the gun that "Wild Bill" Hickok might have packed, had he not been dealt the Dead Man’s Hand in Deadwood.
The Keefe Report: Colt Addresses Python Problems
Following reports from a few consumers on their Colt Pythons, Colt performed an investigation and discovered issues that needed addressing. Here's the take from American Rifleman Editor-in-Chief Mark Keefe.
Editors’ Picks 2019: Colt King Cobra Revolver
COLT’s latest “snake gun” is the resurrected King Cobra, featuring a heavy-duty stainless steel frame complete with a full-underlug, 3" barrel and a six-round, fluted cylinder.
Sam Walker's Walker: Cimarron Firearms Reproduction
Cimarron Firearms will donate 5 percent of sales of this gun to the Former Texas Rangers Foundation.