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'Crack Marksmen': Canada's Aboriginal Snipers in WWI

Among the top snipers in the trenches of France and Flanders during World War I...

The FN FAL: 5 Facts You Might Not Know

There's a lot to learn about the FN FAL, one of the best battle rifles...

This Old Gun: Stevens Favorite No. 17

Long before the Ruger semi-automatic 10/22 and even before the Marlin 1897 lever-action, but appearing...

Thompson Auto-Ordnance Iwo Jima Series

To commemorate the 75th anniversary of the battle of Iwo Jima and the American servicemen...

The Browning Automatic Rifle: A Short History

The first Browning Automatic Rifles, the Model 1918s, delivered rock-solid service to the “doughboys” in...

The Model 1895 Lee Navy: Background & Value

Considering the trends in U.S. military firearm technology during the 1890s, the country’s selection of...

The Model 1889 Mauser: A Rifle That Saved Paris

During the opening salvo of WWI, Belgian troops were armed with the Model 1889 Mauser,...

A Look Back at the ArmaLite AR-7 Explorer

In this overview we take a look at a storied survival rifle design from the...

The T3 Carbine: First NVG-Equipped Fighting Rifle

Built as a response to Japanese night-infiltration tactics in the Pacific, the T3 carbine fitted...

The M14 in Vietnam: One Veteran's Experience

Much has been said and written about the M14 rifle and its use in Vietnam,...

The Keefe Report: India Retires Its Last Lee-Enfields

Though most users of the SMLEs traded their bolt guns in long ago, the policemen...

Building a Ballistic Chronograph in 1940

Today's reloaders have it easy with Magnetospeed, Caldwell and Oehler chronographs. For handloaders in the...

Rifleman Q & A: French-Made Mosin-Nagant?

In this Rifleman Q & A segment, we answer questions about a unique, French-made variant...

The Swedish K in Vietnam and Beyond

Developed after World War II, the m/45B or “Swedish K” submachine gun was used by...

Rifleman Q & A: The Mystique Of Winchester M1s

A reader inquires about Winchester-made Garand rifles, of which there were more than a half-million.
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