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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...
Archives: The U.S. M3 Submachine Gun

Archives: The U.S. M3 Submachine Gun

The American Rifleman staff had an early and up- close look at the then-new M3...
The Keefe Report: D-Day + 75—Day of Days

The Keefe Report: D-Day + 75—Day of Days

Now 75 years after the event, Operation Overlord-Neptune, better known as D-Day, we must remember...
The Manville Gun: From Real Life to the Big Screen

The Manville Gun: From Real Life to the Big Screen

I’m a sucker for action films, and when The Dogs of War was released in...
Video—Shooting the MG42 Machine Gun

Video—Shooting the MG42 Machine Gun

Firing an historic rifle such as the MG42, then reviewing footage of it in operation,...
I Have This Old Gun: “Monkey Tail” Carbine

I Have This Old Gun: “Monkey Tail” Carbine

As early as the 1850s, the British Board of Ordnance, recognizing breechloading firearms were the...
The Model 70 Story: The Early Years

The Model 70 Story: The Early Years

A continuation of the history of the Winchester Model 70, exploring its early beginnings and...
Retro Rifles from Brownells and MarColMarFirearms

Retro Rifles from Brownells and MarColMarFirearms

Brownell's has gone to great lengths to produce an authentic Cuban Model using current DPMS...
D-Day + 75: Arms of the Airborne

D-Day + 75: Arms of the Airborne

Seventy-five years ago, Allied troops invaded Hitler’s “Fortress Europe” to bring an end to Nazi...
The Men and Guns of Pointe Du Hoc

The Men and Guns of Pointe Du Hoc

On June 6, 1944, 225 men of the 2nd Raider Battalion, under the command of...
The Model 70 Story: Improving the Model 54

The Model 70 Story: Improving the Model 54

A re-telling of the Winchester Model 70's history from a classic issue of October 1980...
Rifles of the United States Navy & Marine Corps: 1866-1917

Rifles of the United States Navy & Marine Corps: 1866-1917

While reading this book, I found myself at about every third or fourth page exclaiming—“I...
A Look Back at the Ruger Single-Six Revolver

A Look Back at the Ruger Single-Six Revolver

Old Bill Ruger was a cagey guy with a hand—and heart—sensitive to the pulse of...
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