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    President Reagan’s flintlock rifle is once again in the NRA Museum

    This article was originally posted on Guns.com Dec. 7, 1981: Next to the President in a suit is then-NRA Executive Vice President Harlon Carter while gunsmith Christopher Hirsch is in buckskins slightly obscured by the rifle. In the background is a young Wayne LaPierre, at the time a state liaison for the NRA’s newly formed […] More

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    This massive 4-bore beast is sort of a punt gun for beginners (VIDEO)

    This article was originally posted on Guns.com [embedded content] Ian with Forgotten Weapons takes a break from exotic military gear to check out an unusual rolling block waterfowling gun with a commanding 48-inch barrel. The 14-pound big bore, a Darne Canardière Portatif, is a shoulder-fired punt gun with an impressive .853-caliber bore that hails from […] More

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    This is one sweetheart of a Colt M1911A1 pistol (VIDEO)

    This article was originally posted on Guns.com [embedded content] Theatre-made “sweetheart grips” crafted from recycled aircraft canopies were popular in WWII– but this particularly sweet longslide is tied to a key figure in firearms history. Up for bid at Rock Island’s upcoming April Premier Auction is a Colt .45 GI that once belonged to Brig. […] More

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    Rare early Winchester Model 1873s up for auction (VIDEO)

    This article was originally posted on Guns.com [embedded content] Two of the “rarest Winchester 1873s on the planet” have surfaced and are up for grabs at an upcoming multi-day auction next month. Rock Island Auction Company’s Premier Auction in April has a number of vintage, collectible Winchester lever-action rifles, and carbines listed in their catalog […] More

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    CMP: Rare M1 Garands now filtering out to the public

    This article was originally posted on Guns.com A line of M1 Garands up for grabs at the CMP’s South Store in Anniston, Alabama. (Photo: Chris Eger/Guns.com) With a large cache of vintage M1 Garands recently repatriated back home from overseas allies, the Civilian Marksmanship Program has announced that some seldom-seen variants are now available. In […] More

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    Taking shots with the Argentine Ballester Molina .45 (VIDEO)

    This article was originally posted on Guns.com [embedded content] A mid-20th Century follow-on to the classic Colt 1911, the Ballester hails from Argentina but is actually a very different gun once you get into it. The gun was a product of HAFDASA, the Argentine branch of European car maker Hispano-Suiza, from a design by a […] More

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    Gear Review: Looking at free shot timer apps

    This article was originally posted on Guns.com The CZ pistol and Smith & Wesson revolver used for testing. The apps are a great dry fire tool. (Photo: Andy C) I wrote an article some time ago espousing the benefits of owning a shot timer and I stand behind that sentiment. They’re a wonderful tool for […] More

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    Kriss USA announces new Edelweiss Arms division

    This article was originally posted on Guns.com Edelweiss seeks to bring antique firearms to U.S. collectors. (Photo and logo: Edelweiss Arms, Graphic: Jacki Billings) Kriss USA will begin importing and selling curios and relics as well as antique firearms under its newly created division, Edelweiss Arms. Edelweiss Arms will focus specifically on antiques with a […] More

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    NRA Sporting Arms Museum welcomes very rare Winchester 1866 (VIDEO)

    This article was originally posted on Guns.com The NRA National Sporting Arms Museum located inside the Bass Pro Shops flagship store in Springfield, Missouri welcomed one of only two known silver framed Winchester 1866 rifles to its collection. The rifle, valued at $500,000, was loaned to the museum by the well known Winchester connoisseur Leroy […] More

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