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Why Emory Upton Matters

Why Emory Upton Matters

Major General Emory Upton is an often overlooked Civil War hero and military tactician who is considered the father of the modern U.S. Army.

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Strikebreaker Tommy Gun

Strikebreaker Tommy Gun

Tommy guns are the legendary weapon of gangsters and G-men, but this example carries the legacy of a violent, union-busting detective agency.

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The Men of Gettysburg

The Men of Gettysburg

The Colt revolvers of William Conner and Emory Upton who fought at the Battle of Gettyburg are on offer Dec. 3-5 at Rock Island Auction Company.

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Bows vs Guns

Bows vs Guns

Dating as far back as feudal Japan and beyond, find out how historic firearms stacked up against archery and why the gun ultimately prevailed.

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Gun Prices Going Up (and Why)

Gun Prices Going Up (and Why)

Political rhetoric, pandemic fears, perceived and real availability, and even Guntuber videos have an impact on firearm prices. Let's take a deeper dive.

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The MP40 Submachine Gun

The MP40 Submachine Gun

The MP40 was the signature German SMG of WW 2. Designed to be quickly manufactured, the groundbreaking weapon saw service across the European theater.

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