The American market quickly became a dumping ground for Europe’s obsolete weapons as both sides scrambled to find enough small arms to equip their armies.
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Gunfighters range from different occupations including lawman, outlaws and cowboys but are more commonly known as hired guns of the Old West.
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During World War I these Trench Raiding Clubs were more effective as a quiet and effective means in daring Night Trench Raids than Firearms.
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Wyatt Earp Lessons on Gunfighting .. One of his most famous quotes is “Fast is fine, But accuracy is final. You must learn to be slow in a hurry.”
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When the US Army needed handguns for World War I, Colt and S&W responded with the ‘perfection’ of the double-action military revolver.
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It is ironic that a country built on a tradition of rifle marksmanship took nearly 200 years to formally embrace the Sniper.
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The shotgun has the initials A.H. engraved on its side. After the Nazis surrendered, the gun was taken from Hitler’s Bavarian retreat, known as the Berghof.
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