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Favorite Firearms: A Model 84C for Bus Fare

My half-brother Charles F. Minter, Jr.—who later became a major general—owned a Springfield Model 84C...

An Enfield Destroyed: The Impact of British Gun Laws

Our author saw the destruction of one veteran's Lee-Enfield No. 4 (T) sniper rifle, a...

Rifleman Q&A: A Marine Corps M1917 Rifle?

This "USMC" marked M1917 rifle isn't what it appears to be, but it is a...

This Old Gun: French RSC Modele 1917

The RSC Modele 1917 developed by France in World War I represented a huge technological...

The Marlin Model 39: An Unlikely Participant in WWII

Not only was the Marlin Model 39 lever-action .22-cal. rifle a popular rimfire for the...

'Japanese Garand': The Story of the Type 4

The Imperial Japanese Navy’s Type 4 (Garand) semi-automatic rifle is one of the rarest military...

The Guns of Grenada: Operation Urgent Fury

In Oct. 1983, the U.S. military conducted an invasion of the communist-overrun island of Grenada:...

This Old Gun: Model 1866 Chassepot

Armed with its Model 1866 Chassepot, one of the earliest bolt-action designs, the French military...

Colt's Model 1855 Revolving Rifle in the Civil War

Though eclipsed by other repeaters—such as the Henry and Spencer—the rifle version of Col. Colt’s...

Exploded View: Lee-Enfield No. 4 Mk I

The No. 4 Mk I Lee-Enfield made up the bulk of rifles used by British...

I Have This Old Gun: British Pattern 1856 Cavalry Carbine

As the British military modernized its arsenal in the mid-19th century, the Pattern 1856 Cavalry...

Lord Lovat's Rifles: In Film, Recollection and Reality

The most famous rifle of D-Day—or at least the most memorable rifle of “The Longest...

Communist Small Arms of the Korean War

Throughout the Korean War, Communist North Korean and Chinese forces used a variety of small...
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