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In addition to a precision barrel and action and walnut stock, The Hornady Number One also has incredible engraving.

Hornady Auctioning First and Only Rifle

Hornady is better known for manufacturing reloading supplies and ammunition. But the renowned company has recently taken a foray into gun making, producing a one-of-a-kind rifle now up for auction.

A .38 Special MK III Government Model

Early Customization of the 1911 Pistol

Jim Clark was known as one of the best bull's eye shooters of his era. But he left his mark on the shooting world in another way, developing 1911 pistols that excelled in competition.

Grant Cunningham.

Interview with Grant Cunningham

How a do-it-yourself project on a Colt Python turned into a career path as a revolver gunsmith, firearms instructor and book author.

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Photo Gallery: 25 Rugged Ruger Revolvers

Ruger revolvers are famous for their strength and durability. From the new Gun Digest Book of Ruger Revolvers, here are 25 tough-as-nails factory and custom Ruger wheelguns.

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Photo Gallery: 20 Eye-Popping Custom Guns

The best custom gun work ever done is being accomplished today, writes Tom Turpin, author of Modern Custom Guns, 2nd Edition. Judge for yourself in this stunning photo gallery featuring 20 of the most amazing custom and engraved guns ever assembled in one place.

Modern Custom Guns, 2nd Edition

Guns Sparkle in New Modern Custom Guns 2nd Edition

Modern Custom Guns 2nd Edition packs an abundance of information and 200 color photographs into its 208 pages. In addition to the spectacular photography filling its pages, readers will also gain insight into the creation process and the industry with features that put the spotlight on today’s most talented men and women artisans.

The trigger assembly is the most important part of the gun according to Ortiz. He uses a Giessele two-stage trigger on his custom AR-15 rifles.

The Ortiz Custom AR-15

In assembling his custom AR-15 rifle, self-taught gunsmith Pedro Ortiz adds the special touch that only a true master can bring to the table.

One of 10 finalist in Ruger's 10/22 50th Anniversary design contest.

Still Time to Vote in Ruger’s 10/22 Design Contest

Few guns reach the iconic status of the Ruger 10/22. Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the ubiquitous .22-caliber rifle the company has asked fans to submit their custom designs of the gun. Check out who made the cut to be one of the 10 finalist.