Designing a Safety for a Colt Single Action Army

This is the first in a series of three posts about the Colt single-action revolver, its reproductions, and the evolution of passive and active safeties. These posts are not statements about any of the lawsuits, whether criminal or civil, resulting from the shooting that took...

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Firearms Christmas Advertisements

It’s always interesting to see how different industries market their products throughout history - how their marketing strategies change, or not, with the culture of the time. The Buffalo Bill Center of the West’s McCracken Research Library is a fantastic resource to see how gun...

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Flintlock “Assault Weapons”?

As Joe Engesser of Rock Island Auction Company has put it, “One common gun control argument is that America's Founding Fathers could not have imagined the repeating “assault weapons” of today when the Second Amendment was written in 1791, numerous guns already existed that were...

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