Vintage gun history articles columns blogs advice from Gun Digest book and gun history columnists including Dan Shideler.
Considered by many aficionados to be the finest of Government Model 1911s, this tribute to the gunmaker’s art has inspired imitators for more than 80 years.
In certain regions of the world, the men were ordered to own one of these big-bore guns.
Never heard of the mighty Tingle .44 blackpowder magnum revolver? Welcome to the club. Predating Ruger’s Old Army .44 by more than a decade, the Tingle .44 blackpowder is all but forgotten today.
History doesn’t record who thought up Targo — a game of miniature skeet. However, Mossberg must take some of the responsibility, because they promoted the game and made guns for it.
The world’s most potent handgun cartridge in the year 1958, its history and development, plus notes on handloading and shooting it, by the man whose dream came true!
With the closest estimate of production hovering between 91 million and 125 million, and having been manufactured for the military of twenty or more countries, it’s hard to imagine a rifle more important than the Mauser Model 98.
These beautifully made pistols were the first of the original double-action blowback semi-automatic pistols. They had a successful commercial design with a high polished blue finish that was second to none.
Largely forgotten nowadays, Forehand & Wadsworth was for a time one of the nation’s best-known manufacturers of small, concealable revolvers.
Most people don’t know about the Great Western Arms Co., which made the first Colt SAA clone. Even reference books can’t get it straight! But for a while, the Great Western was the idol of the American handgun scene.
Jungle fighting meant that full-size standard issue rifles needed to be smaller for difficult terrain. The British .303 Jungle Carbine fit the bill.