Happy Independence Day, USA!

    On this day 239 years ago, the Declaration of Independence was formally adopted by the thirteen original US colonies of Massachusetts, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Delaware, New York, New Jersey, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Connecticut.

    The Fourth of July, as it’s often called in the US, is typically a time for outdoor activities, family, friends, and of course fireworks.

    We certainly can’t forget how we won our independence and the purpose of our 4th of July celebration. Brave men yearning for freedom risked and actually lost all they had to organize and lead a largely volunteer army.They also stirred that yearning for a new country in the populace of the time.

    The very tools these farmers, store owners and the average man used to hunt and provide food for the family were transformed into implements of war. Without our guns of the time we would have never won our freedom.

    Be safe, and have fun celebrating our nation’s¬†independence everybody! God Bless America!

    Some of the rifles used in the Revolutionary War!


    -TFB Staff

    Nathaniel F

    Nathaniel is a history enthusiast and firearms hobbyist whose primary interest lies in military small arms technological developments beginning with the smokeless powder era. He can be reached via email at [email protected]