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The Civil War Surgeon's Educated Colt Revolver

11/12/2016 By Joel Kolander There are times when you can look at a gun and know it has a story or two to tell. Guns... Read More

The Letter of Grief-Stricken General Beauregard

10-28-16 By Joel Kolander   Pierre Gustave Toutant-Beauregard (a.k.a. "PGT") is a name so distinct that it is readily recognizable to most Americans, even if... Read More

A Loose Artifact of Jefferson Davis

10-21-16 By Joel Kolander The history and political contributions of Jefferson Davis are well-documented so they will not be recounted here. Instead, attention will be... Read More

Samuel Colt and the Charter Oak Guns

10-14-16 By Joel Kolander If asked to talk about the Charter Oak, or Charter Oak guns, few Americans aside from Connecticut residents, American history professors,... Read More

Blades Gun Collectors Should Love

09-02-16 By Joel Kolander   It ┬ámay be the understatement of the year to say that Rock Island Auction Company sells a few guns, and... Read More

Theodore Roosevelt's Hunting Knife

08/25/2016 By Joel Kolander To say that Teddy Roosevelt is a well-known, beloved, and important character in American history is an understatement. Though fame tends... Read More

Great Shooters Old Guns from Buffalo Bill's Wild West

Joel Kolander 08/19/2016 Reunions with old friends can be a time filled with nostalgia, laughs, and more than a few old yarns to tell. In... Read More

The Silver Winchester of Ira Paine: "Master Shooter of the World"

08/12/2016 By Joel R. Kolander   The Man Not many people today know the name of Ira A. Paine. No further proof of that fact... Read More

Buck Taylor: The True King of the Cowboys

June 17, 2016 By Joel Kolander If you run a quick online search for "King of the Cowboys" the results are packed with websites featuring... Read More