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Something of a “trip through time” for Guns & Ammo, chronicling Garry’s sometimes bizarre discoveries in the antique firearms world and his unique knowledge of firearms history and development.


M1 Carbine: America’s Unlikely Warrior

by Garry James 5

With the advantage of hindsight, it almost seems there were some guns that were just designed for the later-day firearms… more »


G&A Retrospective: M1 Garand Turns 78

by G&A Online Editors 0

The man who started it all was born in Canada on January 1, 1888, and emigrated to Danielsonville, CT, while… more »


John M. Browning’s Best Machine Guns

by Guns & Ammo TV 2

John M. Browning’s portfolio includes several pistols, rifles and shotguns—but his machine gun designs are credited with unparalleled effectiveness throughout… more »


G&A Retrospective: Honoring America’s Response to Pearl Harbor

by G&A Staff 0

The Dec. 7, 1941 Japanese attacks on Pearl Harbor remain among the most significant turning points in world history. In less… more »


WWII Rifles in the Pacific: M1 Garand vs. Arisaka

by Garry James 9

That the Pacific Theatre of World War II was a harsh testing ground for both men and materiel is certainly… more »


Evolution of the Browning Hi Power

by Guns & Ammo TV 13

The Browning Hi Power is a staple of John M. Browning’s achievements in firearm design. In production since the early… more »


This Day in 1947, Supersonic Flight & the .50 BMG

by G&A Online Editors 4

When John M. Browning designed the .50 BMG, odds are he had no idea the cartridge would lead to one… more »


Wild West Americana: Buffalo Bill’s Savage Model 1907

by S.P. Fjestad 7

Normally a Model 1907 Savage pistol doesn’t command a lot of collector interest, unless it was one of the approximately… more »


The Guns of John M. Browning at the NRA National Firearms Museum

by G&A Online Editors 5

There are certain places on Earth where human ingenuity is preserved in awe-inspiring form. The NRA National Firearms Museum in… more »


WWII Pistols in the Pacific: U.S. M1911A1 & Japanese Type 14 Nambu

by Garry James 17

U.S. Soldiers, Sailors and Marines are inveterate souvenir hunters. One just has to look at the huge numbers of German… more »

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Three Weapons in One: Apache Centerfire Revolver

by S.P. Fjestad 11

If you’re interested in older and unusual European revolver variations, this Apache centerfire revolver might be exactly what you’re looking… more »

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French Masterpiece: Darne V22 28-Gauge Side-by-Side

by S.P. Fjestad 4

The French gave us the Statue of Liberty in 1886, and it remains America’s most recognizable national monument. The Eiffel… more »


An Exclusive Look Inside the NRA National Sporting Arms Museum

by S.P. Fjestad 2

Think “deep pockets” when it comes to how much money was spent to make sure the new National Sporting Arms… more »


Rocket-Powered Pistol: MBA Gyrojet Model B

by S.P. Fjestad 6

OK fellow rocket scientists, you’re going to like this from Blue Book of Gun Values. When John Glenn, Neil Armstrong,… more »


Are 1911 Rail Guns Better than the Original?

by Dusty Gibson 11

Perhaps the most polarized debate among 1911 aficionados is whether the integral Picatinny rail is welcome on John Browning’s classic… more »


SIG Sauer’s Smart Gun Records Your Every Move

by S.P. Fjestad 13

For decades, Swiss handguns have been considered the “best of the best.” Small Arms of the World by Ezell, a… more »


Chinese Kalashnikov: The Poly Tech AKS-762

by S.P. Fjestad 17

So why did an AK-47 finally make it to Gun of the Week status over at Blue Book Publications after… more »


Daisy Red Ryder Still Introducing Youngsters to Shooting

by Jim Bequette 5

Shooters, hunters and gun owners in general are always searching for ways to attract youngsters to the shooting sports. It’s… more »


Rifled Rarity: Smith & Wesson Model 320 Revolving Rifle

by S.P. Fjestad 3

Smith & Wesson first entered into this detachable stock configuration in 1879, with the release of its Model 320 revolving… more »


King of Bling: The Million-Euro Rifle

by S.P. Fjestad 19

I’m going to keep the text very short on this Gun of the Week, as the images will speak much… more »

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Best Movie Guns of the Golden Age

by Garry James 29

As any firearms enthusiast/cineaste knows, as moves evolve thematically and technologically, fashions in cars, costumes, hairstyle and guns often follow… more »


Peculiar Pistol: The Winchester Bolt-Action Pistol

by S.P. Fjestad 12

I know what you’re thinking and it’s wrong – Winchester never made any pistols. Not true. You’ve probably also heard… more »


A Colt Collector’s Dream: The Colt No. 1 Baby Paterson Revolver

by S.P. Fjestad 1

There are two percussion revolvers that separate the men from the teenagers when it comes to Colt collecting. They are… more »


G&A Mystery Gun: Identify and Win!

by S.P. Fjestad 34

OK senior licensed gunocologists, assorted gun nuts, tenured behind-the-gun-counter employees, Googlemeisters, firearms expert wannabes and aging camoed rocket scientists –… more »


Liegoise Percussion Pistols Showcase ‘Old World Quality’

by S.P. Fjestad 2

It seems that every person has a different definition and/or assessment of the term “old world quality.” For many Americans,… more »


Rare Nazi Belt Buckle Pistol Chambered in .22 LR

by S.P. Fjestad 24

While this esoteric belt buckle technically qualifies as a firearm, most collectors would view it as more of a novelty… more »


Rival Rifles: Guns of the Hatfield/McCoy Feud

by Garry James 23

“Oh the Hatfields and McCoys, they were reckless mountain boys.” So went the  refrain from an old song commemorating the… more »


King of Spain’s Deluxe Winchester: The Story of a $300,000 Rifle

by S.P. Fjestad 7

Every one of us in the firearms industry who gets involved daily in identifying and evaluating used guns from the… more »


Why Did Hollywood Shun the Colt .45 Government Model in Cinema?

by Garry James 7

Despite what many directors, producers and actors in Hollywood have to say about guns, even they grudgingly have to recognize,… more »


The Ray Gun: An Introductory Gun of Yesteryear

by Garry James 8

I know in these PC days, it’s hard to imagine a time when most of the toys at the five… more »

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