Archive for history

The .22 Long Rifle

For some two or three years finding .22 Long Rifle (LR) ammunition has been quite a challenge. In order to determine why, Dave Campbell takes a look at the cartridge's history.

August 13, 2014

Annie Oakley's Shotgun Fetches $293,000 at Auction

A Parker Brothers 16-gauge once owned by Oakley sold at auction in Dallas, Texas, on Sunday, Nov. 24 for the huge sum of $293,000.

December 02, 2013

Billy Dixon’s Remarkable Shot

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June 27, 2013

Gun Control in the 1750s

Many of us feel that gun control began as a 20th century issue. However, I attended a lecture today at the Buffalo Bill Historical Center in Cody, Wyo. that put forth a different perspective. Dr. David Silverman, a history professor at George Washington University, has been doing a lot of research that indicates that some Native American tribes, notably the Blackfoot tribe, put a considerable effort to control the firearms trade in their region.

July 05, 2012

Roosevelt Collection at National Firearms Museum

The National Firearms Museum will be the temporary home for a number of items from Roosevelt's private collection.

March 01, 2012

National Firearms Museum: The Mayflower Gun

A behind-the-scenes look at a historic wheel-lock carbine that came to America on the Mayflower, courtesy of the National Firearms Museum.

October 11, 2010

Guns of the Pilgrims

Get an exclusive glimpse of the gun John Alden carried with him when the Mayflower landed at Plymouth Rock in 1620.

October 11, 2010