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The .44 Special: A Big-Bore Favorite

The .44 Smith & Wesson Special has had a virtual cult-like following for most of its 100-plus-year existence and became a favorite of many western lawmen and self-defense practitioners.

The .44 Special: History & Performance

Here we take a look back at the history of the .44 Smith & Wesson Special cartridge along with its ballistic capabilities.

I Have This Old Gun: Elmer Keith’s Single Action Army

At first glance, it would be easy to misconstrue this well-used first-generation Colt Single Action Army (SAA) as just another buggered-up sixgun that some early 20th century “gun nut” (as they often called themselves) experimented on.

Elmer Keith’s Guns

He was one of—if not the—foremost firearm writers in the 20th century, and part of his collection is up for auction.

The Last Word: Colt Single Action Army

In honor of the 125th anniversary of American Rifleman, the following is an excerpt from the April, 1929 issue: The Last Word.

The "Big Fifty" Sharps Rifle

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

Keith On Single Action Loading

Putting five beans in the wheel is easier than you think.

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