Secret Service Agent’s Small Revolver Has a Big History

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Born in New Jersey in 1926, Frank Slocum’s association with firepower began at Fort Monmouth where he sold newspapers to the troops. When he was 16, he moved to California…

Thirsty? Wet Your Whistle With a Refreshing Colt 1851 Navy

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  Sam Colt crossed paths with many politicians in his day. One in particular played a role in the development of an interesting accessory for his 1851 Navy revolvers. When…

From the Annals of Regulatory Adaptation: The California-Legal Inlander Arms Bolt Action GLOCK

California has long been home to onerous and unconstitutional weird and wacky gun laws. It’s rare that I hear about a new regulation in California that actually makes me do…

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In Search of the Perfect Holster

Recently, TTAG asked their Armed Intelligentsia, “How Do You Carry Your Gun?” As I read Robert’s post – and the responses from the AI – I began running through my…

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Gear Review: GO-Magnets Gun Mounting Magnets

There must be something to this internet advertising thing. I saw an ad on Facebook for gun magnets and actually clicked on their page to learn more about them. And…

Book Review: Blue Book of Antique American Firearms & Values

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Head to any gun show and you’ll see plenty well-worn copies of the Blue Book of Gun Values. While it gets updated every year (2017 is BBGV’s 38th year), people…

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Smith & Wesson Bolt Action Rifles, a Blast From the Past

For most of its history, Smith & Wesson had been known for producing high quality revolvers. When the polymer pistol craze began, S&W jumped on the bandwagon as well and,…

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Obscure Object of Desire: AA-12 Atchisson Assault Shotgun

In a comment under my recent article about the USAS-12 automatic shotgun, a reader mentioned the Atchisson Assault Shotgun. He wanted to know if TTAG could fill him in on…

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Obscure Object of Desire: USAS-12 Automatic Shotgun

On January 9, 1989, John Trevor, Jr. submitted a patent application for a new shotgun. The application simply called it a “high volume automatic and semi-automatic firearm.” To expound on…

NRA Museums: How to Care for Your Collectible Firearm

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Looking back at 30 years with the National Rifle Association and being responsible for a collection of thousands of historic firearms can give one a different perspective when it comes…

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Confederate Revolvers: Thomas W. Cofer

Guns made by Portsmouth, Virginia-based Thomas W. Cofer are some of the rarest examples of Confederate revolvers. Based on the Whitney Navy, estimates put total production numbers somewhere between 86…

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Confederate Revolvers: J. H. Dance & Brothers

Revolvers made by Dance are some of the most distinctive guns to come out of the south. While they are copied from the Colt Dragoon, they differ in a very…