The BEST Episodes of American Guns
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Aug 3, 2019
The Wyatts are your typical suburban family... who just happened to own one of the premiere firearms facilities in the world. Rich Wyatt and his wife Renee own Gunsmoke, located outside Denver, Colorado, where they buy, sell and trade guns - from hand canons to hunting rifles. And if you don't see what you want, they'll build one for you - from nothing more than a block of metal. Gunsmoke has the largest and most experienced group of gunsmiths in the state. When the Wyatts aren't building or selling guns, they're shooting them. No gun leaves their shop without being test fired by the family first.
#1 - Wyatt Earp Buntline Special/S&W Pitch
Season 2 - Episode 14
An old timer comes into Gunsmoke looking to get a replica made of a Buntline Special the same gun used by Wyatt Earp. Then Rich and Renee head off to the Smith and Wesson corporate headquarters to make the biggest deal in Gunsmoke history.
#2 - Wounded Vet
Season 1 - Episode 4
Rich and the Gunsmoke team build a customized scout rifle for a wounded vet so he can hunt again, despite his limitations. Kurt joins Rich on a sale to an investor looking for iconic 1960s guns. The team also tricks out a car 007-style and Paige wants a tattoo!
#3 - Hand Cannon/Pink Pistol
Season 1 - Episode 3
The Gunsmoke crew accepts the challenge to build a 12th-century style hand cannon. Rich teaches Kurt the art of negotiating when they fly out to inspect a huge collection of semi-automatics. Renee may get the last laugh over a customized pink 1911.
#4 - Helicopter Machine Gun/ BMX Challenge
Season 2 - Episode 10
The Gunsmoke team prototypes a new helicopter M-16 machine gun as a new business venture and rebuilds a 44 Magnum for a British ex-pat. A group of professional BMX stunt riders challenge Rich to a wager for some 1911s.
#5 - Winchester Truck Gun/Ducks Guns
Season 2 - Episode 13
The Gunsmoke crew modifies a Winchester into the perfect "truck gun" that is functional with safety features and designs a special scope on a 5.7 FN for a target-shooting competitor. Kurt is under the gun to heavily engrave gun gifts for a charity event.
#6 - Cannon Balls/Dream Ruger
Season 1 - Episode 7
Rich's team builds a Civil War era-style cannon that shoots more easily obtained projectiles: bowling balls. They customize a Ruger Mark III pistol for a young sharpshooter who aspires to Olympic gold. A philanthropist drives a hard bargain over his European rifles.
#7 - Custom .50 Cal Rifle/Colt Walker
Season 1 - Episode 10
In the season finale, Kurt takes the lead on a client's customized .50 Cal rifle. Rich and Bob examine two very rare Colts. The gunsmiths face off against the sales team to see who's the better shot.
#8 - Diamond Anniversary 1911
Season 1 - Episode 6
The Gunsmoke crew creates a Wyatt-worthy anniversary gift for Renee: an engraved, silver, 10-carat diamond encrusted 1911 pistol. Rich delivers a customized shotgun to a buyer's castle and an Oliver North-autographed AR-15 to a high roller at a hanger.
#9 - Hell's Angels Luger/D-Day M1
Season 1 - Episode 8
Rich barters for two pieces of history: an M1 Garand used during D-Day and a Luger used in Howard Hughes'1930s film "Hell's Angels." Meanwhile, the Gunsmoke crew races the clock to modify a hunter's favorite rifle for Alaska's deadly big game.
#10 - 1866 Winchester/Firefighter Tribute
Season 1 - Episode 9
Rich and the crew recreate an 1866 Winchester Yellow Boy for a cowboy client. Renee and Paige bring out an arsenal to host a special shooting event for local firefighters.
#11 - Zombie Gun/Rocket Launcher
Season 2 - Episode 2
Tempers flare at Gunsmoke when gunsmith Scott takes the lead and manages the crew as they build a Zombie Apocalypse gun based on a Henry made Mare's Leg. Rich, Kurt and Paige fly out to a client's home to test fire a Vietnam War-era rocket launcher.
#12 - Nock Gun/Reptile Rifle
Season 2 - Episode 5
A Navy Veteran commissions a Nock gun. Meanwhile, a Florida Gator hunter orders a rifle powerful enough to take down alligators. Later, Rich and Kurt meet with a weapons designer to purchase an arsenal of custom, indestructible ARs.
#13 - Motorcycle Shotgun
Season 2 - Episode 11
The Gunsmoke crew build a special motorcycle shotgun for a retired New York firefighter who served during 9/11. They customize a 1911 for a retired Air Force customer who has lessened strength in his hand after an accident.
#14 - Volley Gun/Civil War Trade
Season 1 - Episode 5
The Gunsmoke team builds a 10-barrel, black powder volley gun. Rich strikes a hard bargain with a man selling a collection of WW1 and WW2 guns and takes a gamble when he trades a Henry rifle for two Civil War pieces. Paige gets an intense lesson in DCOA.
#15 - Howdah Pistol/Superbowl Champ Rifle
Season 2 - Episode 15
The Gunsmoke crew recreate an 1883 Howdah pistol. Gunsmiths Jon and Doug have a friendly wager -- winner presents a Super Bowl champ with his custom rifle. Tempers flare when Kurt announces he wants to leave Gunsmoke to go to engraving school in Italy.
#16 - Bull Rider Gun/Texas Ranger Cache
Season 2 - Episode 12
The Gunsmoke team builds a pro bull rider a most unusual wearable gun. A teacher orders an M1 Garand to honor his grandfather who fought at Iwo Jima. Rich assesses a cache of Texas Ranger guns and memorabilia worth more than a half million dollars.
#17 - Lapua Sniper Rifle/Machine Gun Cache
Season 2 - Episode 9
The Gunsmoke team prototypes a .338 Lapua Magnum sniper rifle for the local police department and overhaul an hierloom Remington shot gun. Rich and Renee negotiate for and test fire a cache of different types of machine guns worth $100,000.
#18 - Axe Mortar Gun/Trapdoor Springfield Surprise
Season 2 - Episode 4
The Gunsmoke crew creates a historically inspired hybrid: an axe mortar gun. A client gets an extra surprise with his Trapdoor Springfield, a replacement for his lost, childhood gun. The Wyatts fly out to NASCAR driver Regan Smith's home for a gun deal.
#19 - Tommy Gun/20 Pound 50 Cal
Season 2 - Episode 7
A customer commissions a custom tommy gun to be used in his 1920's themed competition shootouts. Meanwhile, an avid hunter requests a light weight 50 cal.
#20 - Guts And Glory
Season 1 - Episode 2
When a preacher comes to Gunsmoke for a custom made revolver, Rich must pull everyone together to get it done fast without Renee shutting him down for going over budget. Kurt is doing everything in his power to get a raise that Paige thinks is hers.
#21 - Family Arms
Season 1 - Episode 1
Firearms expert, Rich Wyatt and his team of gunsmiths set out to build a 19th century "Knuckle Duster" from a block of metal. Paige and Kurt Wyatt compete to sell the most guns and Rich tries to get an eccentric rancher to part with his Winchester rifles.
#22 - Double Barrel Cannon/His and Hers Revolvers
Season 2 - Episode 8
The Gunsmoke team creates a Civil War style double barrel cannon that is much safer than its failed historic prototype. Rich and Renee help a couple become more comfortable with their matching revolvers. Scott and Brian have a friendly competition.
#23 - Sturgis S&W/1898 Krag-Jorgensen
Season 2 - Episode 16
The Gunsmoke crew customize an 1898 Krag-Jorgensen rifle. Rich's motorcycle club brother wants a customized Smith & Wesson 686 Plus for the Sturgis rally. Kurt's disagreement with Rich over whether he can leave for engraving school comes to a head.
#24 - Avalanche Gun/AR10 Grenade Launcher
Season 2 - Episode 3
The Gunsmoke crew, led once again by Scott, builds a massive avalanche-triggering gun with two interchanagable barrels for a 50 calibre and a 20mm bullet. A female shooter orders an AR-10 with a grenade launcher to take back to her women's pistol league.
#25 - Young Cowboy Action Shooter's Winchester
Season 2 - Episode 6
A young, fast Cowboy Action Shooter commissions Gunsmoke to build him a competition Winchester rifle and challenges Jon to a shoot out. Meanwhile, Paige helps an exotic animal rescuer custom order a S&W MP and takes his project from sale to reveal.