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A Look Back at the Thompson Submachine Gun

A Look Back at the Thompson Submachine Gun

There is only a limited supply of Thompsons left, and fewer yet that can be...
Long-Range Warriors: The USMC M40 Rifles

Long-Range Warriors: The USMC M40 Rifles

From the American Rifleman Archives: U.S. Marine Corps M40-series rifles have earned their reputation as...
Speaking the G.I.'s Language: The M16 Comic Book Manual

Speaking the G.I.'s Language: The M16 Comic Book Manual

As reports of M16s failing in combat began to filter in, the U.S. Army scrambled...
The M1 Garand At Dieppe

The M1 Garand At Dieppe

In August 1942, a small force of U.S. Army Rangers accompanying British and Canadian troops...
Archives: Britain’s "New" Rifle

Archives: Britain’s "New" Rifle

From the American Rifleman archives we learn about the No. 4 Mk I, which was...
Video—I Have This Old Gun: M2 Browning Machine Gun .50 BMG

Video—I Have This Old Gun: M2 Browning Machine Gun .50 BMG

Watch as American Rifleman TV staff offer look at the history of the M2 Browning...
Springfield Armory's First Model 1903 Rifle

Springfield Armory's First Model 1903 Rifle

The authors trace the fascinating history of just one M1903, the very first, serial No....
Rifleman Q & A: Marlin Heirloom

Rifleman Q & A: Marlin Heirloom

A reader inquires about an octagonal-barreled .30-30 Win. lever-action rifle with no definitive past.
Remembering the Guns of the Alamo

Remembering the Guns of the Alamo

Separating fact from movie fiction, what arms were used during the 13-day siege in February...
The G.I. Thompson In World War II

The G.I. Thompson In World War II

Although the U.S. Army was slow to adopt the iconic gun, the Marines had been...
The Keefe Report: Colt AR-15

The Keefe Report: Colt AR-15

It was customary for more than a century to read about new firearm introductions first...
The Case for the 20"-Barreled AR-15 Rifle

The Case for the 20"-Barreled AR-15 Rifle

Although the semi-automatic M4-style carbine has dominated the AR market for many years, there is...
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...
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