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John Ulrich engraved Winchester 1866. Photo: Rock Island Auction

Rock Island Auction Kicks off Year in Style

RIA's first four-day auction in its history had a slew of intriguing firearms cross the block. But the one to steal the show was a Winchester rifle, engraved by one of the 19th-century masters.

Though Britain's line of Lee Magazine rifles reminded in service until after the Second World War, the basic system, as seen in this black-powder Lee-Metford, originated in Victorian times.

Britain’s Black-Powder .303, the Lee-Metford

One of the most famous smokeless powder military cartridges in history actually started out as a black-powder round. Here’s a look at the load and the revolutionary new repeating rifle that chambered it – the Lee-Metford.

One of the features of the Savage 99 that shooters of every striped loved was the swift and smooth lever action.

Savage 99, Unique as the Man Who Made It

Most guns are reactive products of their times, fulfilling a need that exists. But the Savage 99 was ahead of the curve, in both design and calibers. Moreover, it was invented by a man as remarkable as the rifle that bore his name.