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The Krag Is Still Relevant

The Krag Is Still Relevant

The Krag, and its .30-40 Krag cartridge, enjoyed a much longer hunting life because a...
The Keefe Report: The Guns of “They Shall Not Grow Old“

The Keefe Report: The Guns of “They Shall Not Grow Old“

Director Peter Jackson, the man behind The recent film adaptation of JRR Tolkien’s “Lord of...
Video—I Have This Old Gun: Boer Mauser

Video—I Have This Old Gun: Boer Mauser

Check out this recent "I Have This Old Gun" segment from a recent episode of...
NRA Gun of the Week: U.S. M1 Carbine

NRA Gun of the Week: U.S. M1 Carbine

American Rifleman's Mark Keefe shares a World War II carbine built by the Saginaw Steering...
I Have This Old Gun: Remington Model 81 Woodsmaster

I Have This Old Gun: Remington Model 81 Woodsmaster

“Modern Sporting Rifles” have caused semi-automatics to gain wider acceptance within hunting circles, but self-loading...
Behind Enemy Lines With The CAR-15 Rifle

Behind Enemy Lines With The CAR-15 Rifle

During the Vietnam War, Special Forces soldiers of the Studies and Observation Group fought a...
Irish Lewis Light Machine Guns in the United States

Irish Lewis Light Machine Guns in the United States

Col. Isaac Newton Lewis capitalized on the experimental drum-fed, air-cooled, McLean machine gun, developing a...
The Ivy Patch Gun

The Ivy Patch Gun

Ever go digging in an ivy patch? Imagine finding an artillery piece at the end...
War in the Desert: The Mauser-Vergueiro Rifle

War in the Desert: The Mauser-Vergueiro Rifle

An army should never go to war without rifles to arm its soldiers. Yet that...
America’s First: Hiram Maxim’s Heavy Machine Gun

America’s First: Hiram Maxim’s Heavy Machine Gun

Maxim took inspiration from a childhood memory of being knocked over by recoil to later...
I Have This Old Gun: German Gewehr 41(W)

I Have This Old Gun: German Gewehr 41(W)

The first nation to actually issue a semi-automatic rifle to its troops was Mexico, which,...
Shedding New Light on the “Air Service” Springfield M1903

Shedding New Light on the “Air Service” Springfield M1903

There has been confusion and speculation about the M1903 Springfield “Stripped for Air Service.” Documents...
Video—Preserving the Skills: Gunsmithing at Colonial Williamsburg

Video—Preserving the Skills: Gunsmithing at Colonial Williamsburg

Gunsmiths at Colonial Williamsburg demonstrate the tricks of their old-fashioned trade, creating high-quality, period-correct firearms...
Colonial Williamsburg's Fire A Flintlock Musket Program

Colonial Williamsburg's Fire A Flintlock Musket Program

Want to fire a period-correct musket? Check out Colonial Williamsburg's musket range and "Fire a...
The Guns of the Colonial Williamsburg Collection

The Guns of the Colonial Williamsburg Collection

As the capital of the Virginia colony and later the fledgling Commonwealth, Williamsburg has had...
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