Given how pumps and semi-automatics dominate the market, a lever-action shotgun seems strange nowadays. But the Winchester 1887 was one of the first repeating smoothbores to find market success.
Known for their development of the famed AR-15, ArmaLite's AR-18 was another important tactical trendsetter in the black rifle space.
Quantum physics is a game of Candyland compared to figuring out our American “system” of cartridge names. It wasn’t always so bad.
Since World War II, Gun Digest has been the gun book by which all others are measured.
The Smith & Wesson Model 1940 is one of WWII's more unusual weapons, but has become a favorite of gun collectors. Check out this video documenting the rise and fall of one of the war's more obscure and unusual firearms.
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.