Why the Winchester Lever Action Didn’t Go to War

For the past 100 years, the Winchester name has been synonymous with slick, smooth lever actions and hard-hitting large-caliber cartridges. But if the Winchester was the all-American rifle that won the west, then why wasn’t it used by American boys fighting at San Juan Hill, or in the trenches pushing back the Germans in World […]

Single Shots and Repeaters: Firearms of the Cowboy Era

The words “Old West” conjure up pictures of rough, unwashed men with wide-brimmed hats and six shooters on their hips. Rather than the single shots and repeaters which were so prevalent throughout the frontier, some say Samuel Colt and his single action Peacemaker were responsible for civilizing the frontier and bringing law to the badlands. […]