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The Beginnings of Mass-produced Rifles

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The Beginnings of Mass-produced Rifles

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The Henry rifle and its place in the history of guns.

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From a tiny revolver to a rifle so big it needs to be supported by a bench, the Smithsonian Gun Room has it all. The amazing array of firearms on display comes in many varieties and spans over two hundred years: automatic, silent, historic, and deadly. Gun Room curator David Miller reveals the incredible stories behind some of the nearly seven thousand weapons here and of the men and women who brandished them.

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