Classic Guns


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10 Classic Shotguns You’ve Got to Own

From protecting your home to downing birds on the wing to classing up your gun safe, these incredible shotguns are among the best of the best.
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Browning A5 Shotgun: The First Autoloader

The ol' Browning Auto-Five has the elevated distinction of being recognized as the first self-loading scattergun.
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12 Custom & Engraved Guns of Gun Digest 2019

Our Annual Review of the Finest Examples of Beauty and Artistry in the World of the Custom and Engraved Gun.
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Kolar Arms Shotguns: Classy, Competitive Trap Guns

The Kolar Arms Over/Under Shotgun is Making Waves in Trap, Sporting Clays and Skeet.
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Colt 1911 Government Model And Beyond

The 1911 has come a long way since Colt's original 1911 Government model.
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The Quintessential 22 Pistol: The Colt Woodsman

As another historic John M. Browning design, the first successful rimfire semi-auto pistol would later become the Woodsman.
Engraving adds an unmistakable touch of class to any rifl e. Even the scope rings on this Remington custom rimfi re, which was on display at the SCI convention in Las Vegas, are engraved and feature gold inlays.

Why Custom Guns Are Worth The Investments

Custom guns are beautiful to behold, but they might also be one of the best firearm investments. Here’s why.
While the FBI no longer uses 10mm handguns, what it learned following the Miami shootout and subsequent testing of the 10mm and .40 S&W influenced today’s 9mm ammunition and handguns. Photos: FBI unless otherwise noted.

10mm Handguns and the FBI

The FBI’s brief dalliance with 10mm handguns led to the development of the .40 Smith & Wesson cartridge, and experts are still divided on the question of the 10mm’s application for law enforcement.
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Modern Shooter: Functional Art In The Making

Watch a master at work! Turnbull's Tom McArdle freehand engraves an antique Winchester. How steady are your nerves?
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Classic Guns: Winchester Model 42 — “The Greatest Little Shotgun”

A scaled-down version of Winchester’s classic Model 12 pump-action shotgun, the Model 42 was a sweet little scattergun that still holds value to collectors.
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KRISS USA Launches Edelweiss Arms Branch For Antique And C&R Guns

KRISS USA has launched a new division — Edelweiss Arms — focused on importing and selling C&R and antique firearms from Switzerland. What to know...
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Modern Shooter: Behind The Scenes At Turnbull Restoration

Get a look how Turnbull Restoration and Manufacturing breathes new life into a classic gun.
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Tips For Getting Your Perfect Custom 1911

Buying or building a custom 1911 is exactly like buying a new puppy: Take your time, weigh your options and ask the right questions.
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Classic Guns: The Sweet Ruger No. 1 Rifle

Ruger’s fantastic No. 1 single-shot rifle has been a favorite among hunters and shooters since its introduction in the 1960s.
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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.
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Classic Guns: The Legendary 1911

Colt’s classic 1911 still remains America’s favorite handgun, and there are a host of different models that draw in premiums on the collector’s market.
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