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This Is the Priciest Single Firearm Ever Sold at Auction

1886 Winchester rifle was owned by man who captured Geronimo

(Newser) - An 1886 Winchester rifle that once belonged to a man who helped capture Apache leader Geronimo has sold for $1.2 million at an auction, the AP reports. The Rock Island Auction Co. of Illinois says it became the most expensive single firearm ever sold at auction when it was... More »

'Woman in Black' Ends Mystery Journey in Va.

Social media sensation reportedly ID'd, but no one knows what her mission was

(Newser) - The enigmatic "Woman in Black" on a six-state journey that attracted fierce interest on Twitter and Facebook unceremoniously ended her odyssey yesterday in Winchester, Va., reports NBC Washington . For weeks, the woman, wearing a black robe and veil, has been spotted trudging along highways and through small towns in... More »

Ammo Maker Woos Hunters as War Wanes

ATK, the largest ammunition manufacturer in the US, turns to civilian market

(Newser) - Upstart ammunition maker Alliant Techsystems rode the military buildup in Iraq and Afghanistan to become the largest manufacturer of small- and medium-caliber ammo in the US, reports BusinessWeek. Now, with possible troop drawdowns on the horizon, the company is targeting a new market—hunters—with premium ammunition. "We've really... More »

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