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.30-06 Turns 100

Though it's more than 100 years old, the .30-06 Sprg. remains one of the most popular rounds in the United States.

Silencer

While inventing a silencer that removed the sound of a gunshot had been attempted by many, the first commercially successful varieties were developed by Hiram Maxim.

Ruger Mini-14

Anyone who has ever handled an M1 Garand, M14 or M1 Carbine immediately feels a kinship when shooting this handy rifle.

Colt Peacemaker

Colt, the legendary maker of revolvers that won the West, offered a new model a few years ago.

Ithaca Model 37 Trench and Riot Gun

Though not nearly as famous as the Winchester Model 1897, Ithaca's Model 37 served with distinction in multiple conflicts.

Herter's .401 Powermag

Though never as popular as the .357, .44 or even .41 Mag., the .401 Powermag offered superlative performance in a .40-caliber revolver.

Smith & Wesson Model 29

There are only a few firearms whose legendary status is derived from the fact they can be defined by a single cartridge. One such handgun is the Smith & Wesson Model 29, which was never chambered for anything other than the .44 Mag.

Lupara

A scene in an old Kirk Douglas movie has the actor playing an aging Sicilian don explaining an old tradition of the homeland to his son. Full of emotional respect for a particular firearm, the don explains where the gun came from and why it was made.

The .45 ACP Cartridge

During this centennial celebration of the 1911, John Browning's greatest invention is getting all sorts of love.

One 1911, Two Heroes

A hero and his gun reunited after 33 years.

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