The .219 Zipper persisted fitfully from 1938 to 1962 in that purgatory reserved for cartridges that look good on paper but somehow never quite measure up in real life. At this late date, it’s difficult to determine exactly how the .219 Zipper ended up on the compost heap of shooting history.
Few firearms have the relationship with an American holiday like the blunderbuss has with Thanksgiving. In celebration of the season here are five videos running over the history of the blunderbuss and, of course, showing it in action.
From the re-election of Barack Obama and push for new gun control following the tragic Sandy Hook school shooting, to the United Nations push for small arms disarmament, there’s no shortage of geopolitical and economic forces shaping trends in military gun collecting. Phillip Peterson, editor of the new Standard Catalog of Military Firearms, 7th...
In its Nov. 18 armor and gun auction, Bonhams is offering a Smith & Wesson No. 2 revolver owned by Wild Bill Hickok, one of the most iconic figures of the Old West, that was on him when he was murdered by Jack McCall in Deadwood in 1876.
The sweet 16 gauge shotgun is the most logical of all the gauges. Despite this fact, it has fallen from popular use. Terry Wieland explains why.
These old combat handguns are still available, even in the frenzied gun market. This book is your guide to classic pistols that work today, reviewed by the greatest gun writers of all time.
For fans of Gun Digest old and new, the "Gun Digest 1944-2013 3-Disc Set" is the ultimate collection of “The World’s Greatest Gun Book." This week, we're giving away a "Gun Digest 1944-2013 3-Disc Set" - the entire 69-year Gun Digest Book digital library in pdf format on three discs! - to one lucky...
There are a number of things that were unique to the Remington Model 870 when it first appeared. Many have remained through the years, but there were a few unusual features that have not survived the test of time.
Recently, a gift from the estate of Robert E. Petersen, of Los Angeles, to the National Firearms Museum set a record in philanthropy to the National Rifle Association (NRA), with a nearly $20 million gift, the largest in the 140-year history of the NRA.