Connecticut Arms Hammond Bulldog

On June 11, 1863, the Connecticut Arms and Manufacturing Company was incorporated in Hartford, Connecticut. Like so many other companies from this era, they were

Eagle Arms Co. Front Loading Revolver

Like Rollin White and Lucius Pond and Christian Sharps and just about every other gunmaker in the 1860’s, Merwin & Bray of New York were

Colt Cloverleaf

When Smith & Wesson’s patent on the bored-through cylinder expired in 1869, manufacturers were free to adopt that design pattern into their own pistols. Like

Rollin White Arms Co. Pocket Revolver

The late 1850’s was a wild time for many gunmakers. Smith & Wesson had turned the industry upside down with its Model 1 revolver, and

C. Sharps & Co. Pepperbox

Smith & Wesson’s success with the Model 1 revolver had massive repercussions for the American gun industry. With cartridge ammunition becoming the de facto standard, manufactured had

Robert Johnson Model 1836 Pistol

A beautiful Robert Johnson flintlock M1836 pattern pistol from 1842. The trigger assembly of the Robert Johnson M1836 pistol. Note the careful hand filing. The

Lucius Pond: a Villainous Gunmaker

(interested in reading the long version of this? Click here for my article on Lucius Pond in the journal of the American Society of Arms Collectors)

Nicanor Kendall Underhammer Musket

Nicanor Kendall isn’t a particularly well known name in the world of gun making, but the Kendall musket that I’m featuring today ties into some

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