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sharps rifle
Sharps Rifle: Civil War Rifles Antique Gun Collectors Collector Guide
February 4, 2021

Alongside other single-shot breech-loading rifles, the Sharps rifle and carbine played a distinct role in the progression of United States military…

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Comparing Colt Revolvers: Colt 1860 Army vs 1861 Navy Revolvers
January 5, 2021

Colt revolvers, like the Single Action Army and the Colt Python, are as American as apple pie. And, none so much…

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pen gun
What is a Pen Gun and Is it a Legal Firearm? Unique Guns at Auction
December 3, 2020

When it comes to unique and ornate firearms, the pen gun is high on the list. A pen gun is not…

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flintlock pistols
What is a Flintlock Pistol? The History and Mechanics of Muzzleloaders
November 21, 2020

A flintlock pistol dates back to the early 16th century, before the invention of flintlock ignition. These pistols were common in…

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m1941 johnson
The Collectors Guide to the M1941 Johnson Rifle and Johnson LMG
August 12, 2020

When you think of World War II, the gun that comes to mind is likely the M1 Garand – but it…

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m1 garand
The Complete M1 Garand Collectors Guide: History, Facts, and Figures
July 29, 2020

Coming out of the First World War, the 1903 Springfield rifle was the most popular standard issue firearm for militaries around…

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ak 47 vs ak 74
AK 47 vs AK 74 Comparison: Looking into the Kalashnikovs Evolution
July 15, 2020

The AK 47 is the world’s most popular assault rifle and has spurred a wide range of variations throughout its history….

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WW1 Weapons
Collectible WW1 Weapons: The 5 Gun Guide to Weapons Used in WW1
June 1, 2020

WW1 weapons changed warfare in 1914, ushering in a new era of firepower like the world had never seen. No other…

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The Revolving Rifle Guide: Cool History and Modern Collectability
February 20, 2020

During the mid-19th-century, during the days of muzzle-loader, firearms makers across the globe were trying to design a gun with a…

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Where Did All the Good Guns Go? These Connecticut Boys Know
February 6, 2020

The classic, great guns of history are becoming harder to find – unless you know where to look. Inexpensive, low-quality firearms…

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