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Competition

Battle of the Greasy Grass

June 25, 2014 Ian McCollum 46

On this day 138 years ago, the combined forces of the Cheyenne, Sioux, and Arapaho tribes delivered a staggering defeat to the US Army’s 7th Cavalry under the command of General George Armstrong Custer. The […]

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Lever Action Rifles

Russian Winchester 1895 (Video)

December 30, 2013 Ian McCollum 27

By the 1890s, Winchester had established an extremely successful business in lever-action rifles. John Browning’s designs for the 1886, 1892, and 1894 models had proven very popular, and so Winchester (seeing the potential of the […]

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Lever Action Rifles

Ball Repeating Carbine (Video)

December 16, 2013 Ian McCollum 9

The Ball Repeating Carbine was one of the last Civil War arms manufactured, as an initial order of 1,002 units was ordered in 1864 but not delivered until shortly after the cessation of hostilities in […]

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Biography

Biography: Arthur W. Savage

October 11, 2013 Ian McCollum 28

The Savage Arms Company is known today for its bolt-action rifles (which offer a particularly good value for the money; I am very fond of my own Model 10), but the company got its start […]

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Lever Action Rifles

Evans Repeating Rifle (Video)

October 7, 2013 Ian McCollum 22

I had the opportunity to stop by the display day at the Rock Island Auction House prior to their recent Premier Auction, and had the chance to get my hands on a bunch of very […]