A firearm designed to be held and operated by one hand, with the other hand optionally supporting the shooting hand.

Automatic Pistol

A firearm designed to be held and operated by one hand, with the other hand optionally supporting the…

A man laying prone, preparing to fire his rifle.

Firing from the Prone Position

A man laying prone, preparing to fire his rifle.

A Puritan of 16th and 17th century England was an associate of any number of religious groups advocating for more "purity" of worship and doctrine, as well as personal and group piety. In addition to arming the Puritans to fight against later developments of the Roman Catholic tradition, these studies also led to the rediscovery of some ancient scruples.

A Puritan Soldier

A Puritan of 16th and 17th century England was an associate of any number of religious groups advocating…

A man and woman in Puritan dress walking down a path.

Puritans

A man and woman in Puritan dress walking down a path.

A man ships Remington rifles by boat, handing them off to a man on a bridge.

Shipping Remington Rifles

A man ships Remington rifles by boat, handing them off to a man on a bridge.

A 45 caliber army revolver.

Revolver

A 45 caliber army revolver.

A common revolver.

Revolver

A common revolver.

The Colt Police Positive was a revolver manufactured in 1907. "Police-Positive Revolver. Adopted by the Police Departments of the principal cities of the United States and Canada." -Hill, 1921

Colt Police Positive Revolver

The Colt Police Positive was a revolver manufactured in 1907. "Police-Positive Revolver. Adopted by…

A rifle resting on the bayonet.

Rifle

A rifle resting on the bayonet.

A sight is an optical device used to assist aim by guiding the eye and aligning it with a weapon or other item to be pointed.

Rifle Sight

A sight is an optical device used to assist aim by guiding the eye and aligning it with a weapon or…

The first rifle from Remington Arms, an American manufacturer of guns and ammunition.

Remington Rifle

The first rifle from Remington Arms, an American manufacturer of guns and ammunition.

A smoothbore gun that fires shot over short ranges. Also called scattergun.

Military Shotgun

A smoothbore gun that fires shot over short ranges. Also called scattergun.

A soldier

Soldier

A soldier

A soldier

Soldier

A soldier

"In resuming the order from any position in the manual, the motion next to the last concludes with the butt of the piece about 3 inches from the ground, barrel to the rear, the left hand above and near the right, steadying the piece, fingers extended and joined, forearm and wrist straight and inclining downward, all fingers of the right hand grasping the piece." — Moss, 1914

Soldier with rifle

"In resuming the order from any position in the manual, the motion next to the last concludes with the…

An imperial Japanese soldier.

Imperial Japanese soldier

An imperial Japanese soldier.

One of the most famous Parrott rifles is the Swamp Angel, an 8-inch (200 mm) gun used by federal Brigadier General Quincy Adams Gillmore to bombard Charleston, South Carolina.

Swamp Angel

One of the most famous Parrott rifles is the Swamp Angel, an 8-inch (200 mm) gun used by federal Brigadier…