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Theodore Roosevelt's Rough Riders at the Battle of San Juan Hill, a turning point in the Spanish-American War, as well as firearms innovation.

Strange Smokeless Powder Rounds at Santiago

They were outgunned by Spanish and their wondrous smokeless powder .45-caliber rifles. Could this rag-tag team of American Cavalry men survive–and win? “The Mauser bullets drove in sheets through the trees and the tall jungle grass, making a peculiar whirring or rustling sound; some of the bullets seemed to pop in the air, so...

Sharpshooting buffalo hunters of the Old West. The Sharps rifles and cartridges were instrumental in bringing the population of the wild American buffalo to its knees

Gun Quotes: Praise for the Sharps Rifle

  Sharpshooting: A buffalo market hunter of yore attests to the prowess of the Sharps rifle and cartridges. “The time I made my biggest kill, I lay on a slight ridge, behind a tuft of weeds 100 yards from a bunch of a thousand buffaloes that had come a long distance to a creek,...