by NRABlog Staff - Friday, March 4, 2016
Connecticut is the home of Colt, one of the oldest firearms manufactures in the U.S. the Colt 1991 is a direct descendant of the original Colt M1911, which is an iconic American pistol.
Massachusetts is home to Springfield Armory. The M1903 "Springfield" bolt-action service rifle was the standard infantry rifle of the American Army throughout its participation in WWI and into WWII. The design of this rifle set the tone for many other bolt-action rifle designs of the time had adopted. It later saw purpose during the Korean and Vietnam wars.
Daisy BB Gun
The popular Daisy BB Gun was created in Plymouth, Michigan!
Springfield Model 1861
Minnesota was the most recent state admitted to the union at the outbreak of the Civil War. They were also the first to offer soldiers to the union army and was the most common union rifle used.
U.S. Harpers Ferry Model 1841 Mississippi Percussion Rifle
Mississippi troops serving under future Confederate President Jefferson Davis used this rifle quite successfully during the war with Mexico and was given the nickname the "Mississippi Rifle."
Daniel Boone’s Flintlock Rifle
Daniel Boone is remembered as one of the foremost early frontiersmen and pioneer who later in life settled in Missouri.
Kimber K6s Revolver
Montana is home to Kimber. Fun Fact: the Kimber revolver is the first for Kimber in their line of handguns!
Winchester Model 101
Nebraska is known as a popular hunting destination for upland bird hunting and the Winchester Model 101 is an excellent choice!
Smith & Wesson Model One
This was the gun carried by Samuel Clemens on his journey to Nevada, where he began his career as a writer and took the pen name Mark Twain.
Sig Sauer's stateside manufacturing plant is in Exeter, New Hampshire and the P229 was the first pistol produced there!
Henry Golden Boy
This revolver was recovered from the World Trade Center at the ruins of Ground Zero. It was carried by New York police officer Walter Weaver on September 11, 2001 and is now on display at NRA Museums.
Located in the Rhode Island Statehouse, this cannon also known as the Gettysburg Gun was last fired on the final day of the Battle of Gettysburg by Battery B, 1st Regiment Rhode Island Light Artillery.
Colt 1851 Navy Revolver
The battle that started the American Civil War took place in April 1861 at Fort Sumter in South Carolina. South Carolina was knowns as a source of troops for the Confederate army which favored this .36 caliber Navy revolver.
Sharps 1863 Saddle Ring Carbine
Did you know that Vermont is the birthplace of the first interchangeable gun?! This gun was famously seen in the 1990 Western war film Dances with Wolves. Fun Fact: The movie was filmed primarily in South Dakota!
The Barrett M82 was recently named the official gun of Tennessee, making the Volunteer State the 7th state to have an official gun.
.300 Winchester Mag
This was Texas native and American hero Chris Kyle’s favorite gun!
This single action, semi-auto .45ACp pistol was standard issue for the U.S. Armed Forces from 1911 to 1986 and is the official state gun of Utah.
Robbins & Lawrence Pepperbox Pistol