Phil Spangenberger

cap guns true west magazine

When Cap Guns Were Cool

Back in the 1940s through the 1960s, we kids played outdoors a lot, and we lived our make-believe adventures with the coolest toys ever—cap pistols.

shooting from the hip

Old Model Russian

Although it wasn’t well received in the American West, it laid the foundation for Smith & Wesson’s more successful future revolvers.

A Gun that Won the West

Review of Sharps Firearms, The Percussion Era, 1848-1865, Volume I by Roy Marcot, Edward W. Marron, Jr. and Ron Paxton.