Obscure Object of Desire: AA-12 Atchisson Assault Shotgun

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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…

Obscure Object of Desire: USAS-12 Automatic Shotgun

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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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An Old Warhorse Rides Again: Faithfully Restoring a K98k Mauser

Because of my involvement in the Civilian Marksmanship Program sports and similar hobbies surrounding old military rifles I often find myself in an ethical debate with my fellow competitors and…

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A Brief History of the M14

By Logan Metesh at the NRA blog writes [via ammoland.com]: In the aftermath of World War II, it was widely recognized that the American .30-06 M1 Garand semi-automatic rifle gave U.S….

Bill Introduced to Repeal Gun-Free School Zones Federal Law

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Representative Thomas Massie, (R-KY), has re-introduced a bill to repeal the Gun-Free School Zones Act (GFSZA) of 1990 and its amendments. It was found unconstitutional in 1995 in U.S. v…

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What’s So Special About .38 Special?

David Tong writes [via ammoland.com] The “thirty-eight-special,” was a simple lengthening of the .38 Long Colt round that had proved so inadequate against the Moro warriors of the Philippines during…

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Obscure Object of Desire: Chinese Contract Inglis Hi-Power

During World War II, the Canadian firm John Inglis & Co. manufactured approximately 150,000+ samples of the iconic FN Browning Hi-Power pistol. When the last batch in active service was…

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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…

Cody Firearms Museum: Winchester Arms Collection

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Dating back to the 1860s, Oliver Winchester decided to collect not only his company’s firearms but that of their predecessors (See the Hunt Volitional Rifle and the Jennings Repeater). Fast…

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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…

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Roth Steyr M1907 Antique Pistol Destroyed in Cleveland ‘Buy Back’

Roth Steyr pistols are highly desired by collectors, with prices running up to $2,000. It’s a curio/relic in the eyes of the the ATF. It has many advanced features for a…

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