Colt Model 1907 .45 ACP (Trials Test Gun) Pictured in Charles Clawson Book

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Factory Lettered U.S. Property Marked Colt Model 1908 .25 ACP

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Spencer Model 1865 US Union Civil War .56-50 Lever Action Rifle, Saddle Ring Carbine

The Spencer carbine was a mechanically-complex arm whose manufacture was beyond the capability of Southern industry. These guns were used with great effectiveness by Northern troops. In 1864, General Sherman captured Atlanta and then began a terrible march through Georgia to the Atlantic. Next, Grant supplied General Phil Sheridan with 10,000 mounted men equipped with […]

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Mint 1880’s Whitney Kennedy .44-40 WCF Lever Action Rifle

In 1880, Samual V. Kennedy and Frank W. Tiesing redesigned the 1878 Burgess rifle to accept the popular .44 Winchester Center Fire cartridge. With the basic machining already in place, the transition was rather inexpensive. The last Burgess was shipped from the factory in March 1880 and the first Kennedy was also shipped in March […]

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Winchester Model 1866 .44-40 WCF 24″ Octagonal Lever Action Rifle

After the Civil War, the industrial states blossomed with new technology. Out of this profusion came what is probably the best known shoulder gun ever made, namely, the lever-action Winchester rifle. Known as the Yellow Boy” because of its brass frame, the Model 1866 featured design improvements by Tyler Henry which allowed the gun to […]

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Winchester Model 1876 Deluxe .45-60 WCF Lever Action Rifle

The Winchester Model 1876 Rifle was introduced as a large-caliber big game rifle. Originally intended to chamber the popular .45-70 Government cartridge, the toggle and link system was not strong enough to handle this ammunition. Although the .45-75 had a larger powder charge than the government cartridge, its 350-grain bullet was much smaller than the […]

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Winchester Model 1866 .44-40 WCF Saddle Ring Carbine Lever Action Rifle

After the Civil War, the industrial states blossomed with new technology. Out of this profusion came what is probably the best known shoulder gun ever made, namely, the lever-action Winchester rifle. Known as the Yellow Boy” because of its brass frame, the Model 1866 featured design improvements by Tyler Henry which allowed the gun to […]

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U.S. Sharps Model 1859 .52 Caliber Percussion (Paper Cartridge) Civil War Carbine

One of the most famous of Civil War sharpshooting arms, the .52 caliber Sharps Model 1859 is a breechloading falling-block rifle that used paper cartridge ammunition and either fulminate of mercury wafers or percussion caps as an ignition source. In the North, several regiments were provided with this arm by citizens who paid to equip […]

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Original Transitional Model Civil War LeMat “Grapeshot” Revolver

“The LeMat revolver was a .42 or .36 caliber cap & ball black powder revolver invented by Dr. Jean Alexandre LeMat of New Orleans, which featured an unusual secondary 16 gauge smoothbore barrel capable of firing buckshot. It saw service with the armed forces of the Confederate States of America during the American Civil War […]

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3 1/2″ Volcanic .31 Caliber Vest Pocket Lever Action Pistol

“The original 1848 “Volition Repeating Rifle” design by Hunt was revolutionary, introducing an early iteration of the lever action repeating mechanism and the tubular magazine still common today. However, Hunt’s design was far from perfect, and only a couple of prototypes were developed; the only one known is currently in the Firearms Museum in Cody, […]

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