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Communist Small Arms of the Korean War

Throughout the Korean War, Communist North Korean and Chinese forces used a variety of small arms from different sources to arm their soldiers. Here we explore some of these Communist-used firearms.

The Korean War's Frozen Chosin

Called the “forgotten war,” the combat in Korea was as brutal as any faced by American troops. And the cold of the North Korean winter caused even the most reliable of guns to fail, especially during the battle for the “frozen Chosin.”

Korean War's "Battle of Chosin" Subject of PBS Series

Tune in or set your DVR for a significant and sobering series that recounts through eyewitness participation one of the most celebrated battles in U.S. military history.

I Have This Old Gun: M1 Garand—Korea

When the U.S. became involved in the Korean War, the M1 Garand went back into mass production. The "Korean Garand," as it is sometimes referred, had undergone improvements since its World War II days, and once again proved why Gen. George S. Patton called the Garand "the finest battle implement ever devised."

'The Forgotten War:' The Men & Guns of Korea 1950

The Korean War began on June 25, 1950 and lasted until July 1953. It is often called the "Forgotten War," but we remember the men who fought.

The Lithgow SMLE Sniper Rifle In Korea: Pvt. Ian Robertson at Hill 614

Ian Robertson, a sniper with 3rd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment, relayed a story of the Australian SMLE sniper rifle in action during the Korean War.

Post-World War II M1 Garand Rifles

Put back into production after the outbreak of the Korean War, M1 rifles made by Springfield, International Harvester and Harrington & Richardson in the 1950s were the last of the Garands. Today, they are gaining attention from collectors and shooters alike.

The Armed Citizen® July 24, 2012

Raymond Hiles, 25, was arrested after being treated for a gunshot wound to the neck. He was shot after breaking into the home of Fred Ricciutti, an 84-year-old Korean War veteran. Ricciutti had been asleep with his wife, who was ill at the time, and heard a noise at about 4:30 a.m.

Mr. Browning’s Gun: The U.S. Model of 1917 Browning Machine Gun

A century ago, as the United States prepared to enter the Great War, John Moses Browning was ready with a water-cooled, belt-fed machine gun. Adopted as the U.S. Model of 1917, it would serve the “Doughboys” during the closing days of action in France—and even soldier on through the Korean War.

Video—I Have This Old Gun: U.S. M3A1 Grease Gun

Check out this "I Have This Old Gun" segment from a recent episode of ARTV, with a look at the U.S. M3A1 Grease Gun.

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