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M1 Carbine: Unlocking The Legacy Of The War Baby

Ready to explore the fascinating world of the M1 Carbine? Whether you're seeking an original piece of history or a top-notch reproduction, we've got you covered

The Rise And Fall Of The Swiss K31

A look back at the Swiss K31, probably the best service rifle ever made that never saw wide-scale combat use.

She’s Still Garand: Life And Times Of The Mighty M1

A look back at the venerable M1 Garand, America's storied and stalwart service rifle.

Colt Single Action Army Clones And Replicas Vs. Originals

Testing Single Action Army clones, replicas and look-alikes against Colt's original.
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RIAC Premier Auction To Feature Collection Of Serial Number One Firearms

Rock Island Auction Company’s December Premier Auction will feature a large, unique collection of prototype and serial number one firearms.
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President Roosevelt’s Smith & Wesson Up For Auction

President Theodore Roosevelt’s Smith & Wesson New Model No. 3 revolver is going up for sale in Rock Island Auction Company’s December Premier Auction.
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The Historical Firearms Of U.S. Border Patrol

A look at the U.S.-Mexico border, the historical firearms that helped shape America and the men who carried them.
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The History Of Henry

The history of Henry rifles is intrinsically tied to the taming of the American frontier, so let’s take a deeper look at the first commercially successful lever-action.

Holding History: A Boer War Martini-Henry

A look at a Boer War relic from South Africa, a re-barreled Martini-Henry from 1873.
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Sitting Bull’s Rifle Up For Sale In Upcoming Auction

An upcoming Cowan’s Auction will be selling renowned collector Larry Ness’ collection of frontier-era firearms, including Sitting Bull’s rifle.

Best Mosin-Nagant Scope Mount Options (2022)

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 (2022)

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.

Remington’s Model 700: The Greatest of All Time?

A look at the enduring legacy of the Remington Model 700, the world's most popular bolt-action sporting rifle.
The top revolver is the Lend-Lease Victory in .38 S&W. Below is the pre-war revolvers S&W made for its customers. This one is in .38 Special and started with a high-gloss blue finish. Both have seen honest wear since then.

Classics: Smith & Wesson’s Victory Revolver in .38 S&W

A wartime version of the original Model 10, the Smith & Wesson Victory model is a class WWII collectible.

M1 Garand: America’s Original Battle Rifle

Built like a Sherman tank, accurate to 1,000 yards and affordably priced on the surplus market, the battle-worn M1 Garand might be the most overlooked survival gun to be had.
European folding trigger Velo-Dog type revolvers. Stoney Roberts photo

Bicycle Gun: The Doggone History Of These Pocket Pistols

In the early conflict between canines and bikers, bicycle guns--AKA velo-dog guns--aimed to give velocipedes an upper hand.


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