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American Rifleman Special Presentations Set For Dallas

American Rifleman Special Presentations Set For Dallas

At the NRA Annual Meeting & Exhibits in Dallas, American Rifleman will host six Special...
The Cavalry’s Last Charge: The 1921 M1903 Prototype Carbine

The Cavalry’s Last Charge: The 1921 M1903 Prototype Carbine

Even though the last cavalry carbine of the U.S. Army was the M1899 Krag-Jorgensen, the...
Sniping From Below: Periscope Rifles in World War I

Sniping From Below: Periscope Rifles in World War I

World War I saw the widespread introduction of many, what we would call, “modern” arms,...
American Ingenuity on Display: The VMI Firearms Collection

American Ingenuity on Display: The VMI Firearms Collection

Virginia Military Institute's collection of early American repeating firearms, Civil War weapons and U.S. martial...
Hornady Saves the .30-40 Krag

Hornady Saves the .30-40 Krag

Hornady makes practice of reaching back and “rescuing” great old cartridges that have been out...
I Have This Old Gun: Valmet Model 76

I Have This Old Gun: Valmet Model 76

Many consider them to be the Cadillacs of Kalashnikovs. The Valmet line of AK-type rifles...
The Model 1940 Light Rifle: Smith & Wesson's Beautifully Made Failure

The Model 1940 Light Rifle: Smith & Wesson's Beautifully Made Failure

The Light Rifle was designed following a request from the British in mid-1939. The resulting...
A Look Back at the SKS-45 Rifle

A Look Back at the SKS-45 Rifle

The SKS-45 rifle will never win any beauty contests, nor will it be the basis...
The Genesis Of Sniping, Part 6: Soviet Sniping, 1939-1945

The Genesis Of Sniping, Part 6: Soviet Sniping, 1939-1945

After the Great War, Soviet Russia sought to upgrade its military capability—especially when it came...
In Memoriam: Harry Selby, Hunter And Rifleman, Dies at 92

In Memoriam: Harry Selby, Hunter And Rifleman, Dies at 92

The author reflects on the life of his mentor, boss, confidant and friend.
The Kwaheri Safari—Part 2

The Kwaheri Safari—Part 2

Legendary professional hunter Harry Selby tells the final part of the story of his last...
The Kwaheri Safari—Part I

The Kwaheri Safari—Part I

Legendary writer Robert Ruark, such as no other, brought the sights, sounds and feel of...
Guns of the Spanish-American War 1898

Guns of the Spanish-American War 1898

Lucky were the soldiers armed with the .30–40 Krag-Jorgensen, but many Americans fought with the...
Redeployed: FN M1 Garands and Carbines

Redeployed: FN M1 Garands and Carbines

Think FN had nothing to do with the M1 Garand and Carbine? You'd be wrong.

Tonight on American Rifleman TV: Heckler & Koch's Grey Room, Part 2; Colt Cobra Revolver

This week on American Rifleman Television, we continue our look inside the Heckler & Koch...
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