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To Arm Against an Enemy: Colonial Williamsburg Highlights Small Arms of the Revolution

To Arm Against an Enemy: Colonial Williamsburg Highlights Small Arms of the Revolution

A new exhibit at the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum at Virginia's Colonial Williamsburg seeks...
A Look Back at the Heckler & Koch MP5

A Look Back at the Heckler & Koch MP5

Some call it the Cadillac of submachine guns; others christen it the Rolls Royce of...
Touring the Newly Refurbished Cody Firearms Museum

Touring the Newly Refurbished Cody Firearms Museum

The newly refurbished museum now puts the collection front and center in a way that...
Rifleman Q & A: M1 Carbine Pouches

Rifleman Q & A: M1 Carbine Pouches

A reader has a question about collecting U.S. M1 Carbine accessories.
Springfield Armory Adds M1A Tanker Rifle

Springfield Armory Adds M1A Tanker Rifle

Inspired by the shortened "Tanker" Garand rifles of World War II, the M1A Tanker packs...
I Have This Old Gun: Model 1895 Mannlicher Rifle

I Have This Old Gun: Model 1895 Mannlicher Rifle

The Model 1895 Austro-Hungarian straight-pull infantry rifle was something of an anomaly. In the usual...
Wartime Winchesters

Wartime Winchesters

In its advertisements on the back page of this magazine during World War II, Winchester...
A Look Back at the Browning Semi-Automatic 22

A Look Back at the Browning Semi-Automatic 22

Like most of Browning’s designs, the SA 22 is a remarkable melding of a simple...
Men and Guns of the 1900 China Relief Expedition

Men and Guns of the 1900 China Relief Expedition

Some American troops fought with guns one would expect in the multi-national mission to Peking,...
I Have This Old Gun: Winchester Model 1866 Center-Fire Carbine

I Have This Old Gun: Winchester Model 1866 Center-Fire Carbine

In 1857, when Oliver Winchester formed the New Haven Arms Co., he inherited the misfire-prone...
The Model of 1941 Johnson Rifle in Marine Service

The Model of 1941 Johnson Rifle in Marine Service

Although the M1 Garand was the United States’ main infantry rifle during World War II—the...
Game Changer? The Johnson Auto-Carbine

Game Changer? The Johnson Auto-Carbine

The hard-hitting .30-’06 Sprg. Johnson Auto-Carbine could have been one of the most important infantry...
NRA Gun of the Week: Sten Machine Carbines

NRA Gun of the Week: Sten Machine Carbines

Watch as American Rifleman's Mark Keefe checks out a few early British Sten Machine Carbines...
Back to Basics: Modern Rifle Optics

Back to Basics: Modern Rifle Optics

Today’s riflescope is tougher, more precise with its elevation and windage adjustments, and has much...
A Very Special Carbine

A Very Special Carbine

The “U.S. Carbine, Caliber .30 M1” is without a doubt one of the most popular...
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