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In the 1958 TV show “Wanted: Dead or Alive,” Steve McQueen carried this shortened Model 1892 Carbine, manufactured by Winchester Repeating Arms Company in 1908, known as the “Mare’s Laig.” (From the Autry National Center)
Confederate Gen. George Dibrell and his Colt Model 1851 Navy .36-caliber revolver are shown | Images from the Library of Congress, including a drawing by Alfred Waud | The White County Heritage Museum in Dibrell's hometown of Sparta, Tennessee recently purchased the firearm from a private collector with the help of a $10,000 donation from an anonymous Knoxville-area resident.
The Colt pistol was the standard sidearm of the US military from 1911 to Designed by John Browning, the fired a ACP cartridge and became an iconic pistol. The was retired in 1985 when the US military transitioned to the Beretta 92 series.