The BEST Episodes of American Guns

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Nov 22, 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.

Wyatt Earp Buntline Special/S&W Pitch

#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.

star 8.45
22 votes
Wounded Vet

#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!

star 8.28
25 votes
Hand Cannon/Pink Pistol

#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.

star 8.28
29 votes
Helicopter Machine Gun/ BMX Challenge

#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.

star 8.22
27 votes
Cannon Balls/Dream Ruger

#5 - 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.

star 8.14
28 votes
Winchester Truck Gun/Ducks Guns

#6 - 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.

star 8.14
21 votes
1866 Winchester/Firefighter Tribute

#7 - 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.

star 8.13
24 votes
Hell's Angels Luger/D-Day M1

#8 - 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.

star 8.11
28 votes
Custom .50 Cal Rifle/Colt Walker

#9 - 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.

star 8.09
23 votes
Diamond Anniversary 1911

#10 - 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.

star 8.08
25 votes
Zombie Gun/Rocket Launcher

#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.

star 8.00
26 votes
Nock Gun/Reptile Rifle

#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.

star 7.96
27 votes
Volley Gun/Civil War Trade

#13 - 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.

star 7.96
26 votes
Motorcycle Shotgun

#14 - 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.

star 7.92
25 votes
Howdah Pistol/Superbowl Champ Rifle

#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.

star 7.89
19 votes
Bull Rider Gun/Texas Ranger Cache

#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.

star 7.88
25 votes
Lapua Sniper Rifle/Machine Gun Cache

#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.

star 7.85
33 votes
Tommy Gun/20 Pound 50 Cal

#18 - 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.

star 7.84
19 votes
Axe Mortar Gun/Trapdoor Springfield Surprise

#19 - 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.

star 7.84
25 votes
Guts And Glory

#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.

star 7.80
30 votes
Family Arms

#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.

star 7.79
42 votes
Double Barrel Cannon/His and Hers Revolvers

#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.

star 7.70
23 votes
Sturgis S&W/1898 Krag-Jorgensen

#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.

star 7.63
24 votes
Avalanche Gun/AR10 Grenade Launcher

#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.

star 7.61
23 votes
Punt Gun/Black Hawk Down 1911

#25 - Punt Gun/Black Hawk Down 1911

Season 2 - Episode 1

The Wyatts and the Gunsmoke crew are back, building a huge, historical punt gun. Rich trades pistols for some personal Elvis memorabilia. He calls in some special help to deliver and test a 1911 for an Army 10th Mountain Division veteran.

star 7.57
28 votes