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Dating rifles

I got mine for under $700 and it still shoots great even thought she is over 100 years old.

Both hands remain on the gun, vastly improving aim. The matchlock shown here was made around 1640, and is typical of the muskets used by militia in Colonial America.1637 - First use of firearms proof-marks.1750-1850 - Dueling pistols come into fashion.Around 1750, men stop carrying rapiers, and guns became the weapon of choice for a duel.You can buy this classic 22 caliber short rifle one all day long at Mine is serial number 413,xxx, which was made in 1910.There were 30,140 Winchester 1890 rifles made in 1910.Information provided here is approximate, if you wish to support your investment with the purchase of a complete history and Letter of Authenticity for your firearm or for more information, please contact Colt's Archive Department.

The Winchester Model 1890 is a great investment gun because they are inexpensive and still shoot-able!

With no wick to keep lit, the wheel lock is easier to use, and more reliable than the matchlock. Matchlocks, at half the cost, remain in common use. 1540) multi-shot, wheel-lock pistol, made for Emperor Charles V.

In this weapon, two locks are combined in one mechanism, to give each barrel separate ignition.

The flintlock pictured here is a typical British "Brown Bess" musket.

Marks on the gun indicate that it was used by German mercenaries during the American Revolution.

1776 - American Revolution.1807 - Percussion-detonating principle patented.1825 ca.