American Guns - Episode Guide

Season 1

Family Arms

Episode: 1x01 | Airdate: Oct 10, 2011

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Firearms expert Rich Wyatt and team rebuild a tiny 19th-century "Knuckle Duster." The team competes for a Colt AR-15. Rich uses his helicopter, his sharpshooter's eye, and his negotiating skills to pry Winchester rifles from an eccentric rancher.

Guts and Glory

Episode: 1x02 | Airdate: Oct 17, 2011

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Rich and team build a single-action revolver for a fast-drawing preacher who is also a Cowboy Action Shooter. Kurt's expert engraving skills are put to the test, and he does everything in his power to earn the raise Paige thinks should be hers.

Hand Cannon/Pink Pistol

Episode: 1x03 | Airdate: Oct 24, 2011

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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.

Wounded Vet/60s Icons

Episode: 1x04 | Airdate: Oct 31, 2011

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Rich and the team build a customized scout rifle for a wounded vet so he can hunt again, even with his limitations. Kurt joins Rich on a sale to an investor looking for iconic 1960s guns. The team tricks out a car 007-style. Paige wants a tattoo.

Volleygun/Civil War Trade

Episode: 1x05 | Airdate: Nov 7, 2011

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The team builds a 10-barrel, blackpowder volleygun. 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 a lucrative lesson in DCOA.

Diamond Anniversary 1911/Shotgun Willy

Episode: 1x06 | Airdate: Nov 14, 2011

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The 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.

Cannon Balls/Olympic Dream Ruger

Episode: 1x07 | Airdate: Nov 21, 2011

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Rich's team builds a Civil War era-style cannon that shoots more accessible projectiles: bowling balls. They customize a Ruger .22 for a young sharpshooter who aspires to Olympic gold. A philanthropist drives a hard bargain over his European rifles.

Hell's Angels Luger/D-Day M1 Garand

Episode: 1x08 | Airdate: Nov 28, 2011

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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.

Winchester Yellow Boy/Firefighter Thank You

Episode: 1x09 | Airdate: Dec 12, 2011

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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.

Custom Barrett/Colt Walker

Episode: 1x10 | Airdate: Dec 19, 2011

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In the season finale, Kurt takes the lead on a client's customized Barrett. Rich and Bob examine two very rare Colts. The gunsmiths face off against the sales team to see who's the better shot.

Season 2

Punt Gun/Black Hawk Down 1911

Episode: 2x01 | Airdate: Apr 25, 2012

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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.

Zombie Gun/Rocket Launcher

Episode: 2x02 | Airdate: May 2, 2012

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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.

Avalanche Gun/AR10 Grenade Launcher

Episode: 2x03 | Airdate: May 9, 2012

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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 shooter orders an AR-10 with a grenade launcher to take back to her women's pistol league.

Axe Mortar Gun/Trapdoor Springfield Surprise

Episode: 2x04 | Airdate: May 16, 2012

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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 deal.

Nock Gun/Reptile Rifle

Episode: 2x05 | Airdate: Jun 6, 2012

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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.

Young Cowboy Action Shooter's Winchester

Episode: 2x06 | Airdate: Jun 13, 2012

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A young, fast Cowboy Action Shooter commissions Gunsmoke to build him a competition Winchester rifle and challenges Jon to a shootout. Meanwhile, Paige helps an exotic animal rescuer custom order a S&W MP and takes his project from sale to reveal.

Tommy Gun/20 Pound 50 Cal

Episode: 2x07 | Airdate: Jun 20, 2012

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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.

Double Barrel Cannon/His and Hers Revolvers

Episode: 2x08 | Airdate: Jun 27, 2012

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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.

Lapua Sniper Rifle/Machine Gun Cache

Episode: 2x09 | Airdate: Jul 11, 2012

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The Gunsmoke team prototypes a .338 Lapua Magnum sniper rifle for the local police department and overhaul an heirloom Remington shot gun. Rich and Renee negotiate for and test-fire a cache of different types of machine guns worth $100,000.

Helicopter Machine Gun/BMX Challenge

Episode: 2x10 | Airdate: Jul 18, 2012

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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.

Motorcycle Shotgun

Episode: 2x11 | Airdate: Jul 25, 2012

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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.

Bull Rider Gun/Texas Ranger Cache

Episode: 2x12 | Airdate: Aug 1, 2012

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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.

Winchester Truck Gun/Ducks Guns

Episode: 2x13 | Airdate: Aug 8, 2012

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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 engrave gun gifts for a charity event.

Wyatt Earp Buntline Special/S&W Pitch

Episode: 2x14 | Airdate: Aug 22, 2012

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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.

Howdah Pistol/Superbowl Champ Rifle

Episode: 2x15 | Airdate: Aug 29, 2012

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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 for engraving school in Italy.

Sturgis S&W/1898 Krag-Jorgensen

Episode: 2x16 | Airdate: Sep 5, 2012

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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.