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Alexander Hamilton’s Flintlock Pistols Go Up For Auction

With a history pre-dating the founding of the country, Alexander Hamilton's pistols are expected to draw a record-breaking price.
Beginning in 1919, firearm production consisted of a four-barreled, .22-caliber handgun known as the “Brownie.” Following the success of the Brownie, .22-caliber rifles, shotguns and rifle scopes were also developed, spawning a period of diversification within the sporting goods market. 

Mossberg & Sons: Enduring Blue-Collar Innovation

Mossberg & Sons has grown to one of the world's foremost firearms manufacturers by pursuing one simple goal: putting quality firearms within reach of every shooter.
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Top Mosin-Nagant Scope Mount Options (2021)

If you're looking to add an optic to your ol' Russian warhorse, you need to consider these Mosin-Nagant Scope Mount Options.
A first-year Standard Model, serial number 0194, from the first shipment from the Ruger factory in October of 1949. Photo courtesy Don Findley.

Ruger .22 Handgun: Gun Digest’s Top Pistol Picks (2021)

Ruger hit a grand slam with its first Ruger 22 pistol, introduced to the shooting public in 1949. Here are Gun Digest's top picks of Ruger rimfire handguns.
This is the kind of iron you used to see in guns shops back in the good, old days ... well, in the medium-old days, anyway.

German Pistols: World War II Trophies

Classic guns must have either jaw-dropping looks or a storied history. Ideally, they’ve got both, such as these German pistols of World War II vintage.
The “flagship” of the Heym fleet—the Model 89B double rifle. Chris Sells put years of work into the design ... and it paid off!

Heym USA: Functional And Collectable Art

In a world of black polymer firearms, Heym USA chooses the road less traveled.
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Far-Out Firearms: Dardick And Gyrojet Guns

The gun world is rife with oddities, but few compare in peculiarity to the firearms designed to shoot the unique Dardick and Gyrojet cartridges.
This is a space gun. Well, it’s a movie space gun—one used in a movie in space: Serenity. It’s Jayne Cobb’s personal 1911.

The Flash And Oddity Of Hollywood 1911s

Hollywood 1911 pistols run the complete gamut, from specimens you find at your local gun store to renditions that are out of this world.
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7.62x25mm Tokarev: The Many Copies Of The Combloc Icon

Among the best known Combloc pistols, true-to-life Russian Tokarev pistol specimens are few and far between stateside. But its clones abound.
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Enduring Legend: Evolution of the Lever-Action Rifle

The lever-action rifle dates back to the early 17th Century Europe, but Americans have perfected the design the past century and a half.
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The Stunning CZ 75 Guncrafter Industries Executive Series

Improving on the CZ 75? Sounds farfetched, but Guncrafter Industries perfects the classic pistol as only they can.
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Gallery: Best Engraved And Custom Guns (2020)

Gun Digest's annual review of the finest examples of beauty and artistry in the world of custom guns. Enjoy these masterpieces!
A WWI-period Mauser 9mm in military trim. From the Herman Gunter IV collection.

Why The Mauser C96 “Broomhandle” Still Looms Large

The landmark Mauser C96 design changed things in a dimension far beyond the world of the pistol and still looms large in the mind today.
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Classic Guns: Winchester Model 1897 Pump-Action Shotgun

Best know in its Trench Gun iteration, the Winchester Model 1897 could be had in multitude of configurations to handle any situation.
An almost identical comparison is the 9mm Russian-made Makarov at top, with a Bulgarian-licensed copy at bottom. This particular Russian example is one of those that mistakenly entered the United States with import marks of “Germany.” Actual legal Russian importing lasted but a few years.

The Makarov And Other 9x18mm Pistols

A cloak-and-dagger icon from the Cold War, the Makarov 9x18mm still delights collectors today ... if they can get their hands on one.
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10 Incredible Modern Engraved Guns That Epitomize The Art

If you think engraved guns are things of dusty old trade shops, then you haven't seen what the modern masters are turning out.

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