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Guns of the "Banana Wars" Part Two

The Lewis, Thompson, BAR and M1917 water-cooled machine gun, along with the M1903 Springfield rifle and M1911 pistol, played a significant role in the Banana Wars.

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 M1C Garand Sniper Rifle

When the U.S. Army sought a sniping rifle based on the M1 Garand at the end of World War II, the M1C, with its offset scope, was delivered in small numbers. Never the best solution, the M1C performed adequately in post-war service and remains one of the most highly prized American military rifles.

Lonely Posts

Across the world, many of the men and women willing to defend our country, freedoms and way of life, will be thousands of miles apart from friends and family this holiday season, and the USO has always tried to ease that pain. (Photos courtesy Department of Defense and Library of Congress)

Throwback Thursday: Jeff Cooper

This man for all seasons, warrior, scholar, hunter, husband and controversialist, is above all “the father of the modern technique of the pistol.”

Leveraging Heritage

Lever-action rifles are an indelible fixture in the history of firearm development and played a key role in the formation of these United States. Recently, however, iconic manufacturers have closed up shop or moved production of such classic long guns overseas. The resulting void has opened the door for Henry Repeating Arms Co. to expand its catalog of American-made lever guns.

Behind Enemy Lines: Weapons of Vietnam's Covert Warriors

During the Vietnam War, the men of the Studies and Observations Group carried an astonishing array of small arms. Armed with everything from sawed-off machine guns to the first CAR-15s to Gyrojet pistols, these covert warriors had to move fast and hit hard.

Henry Repeating Arms Honors Tennessee Heroes at NRA Foundation Banquet

A surviving veteran from the sinking of the USS Indianapolis during World War II, the largest casualty at sea in the history of the Navy, was among 20 individuals honored by Henry Repeating Arms at the 2015 NRA Foundation Banquet & Auction at Nashville, Tenn., April 10.

80 Years of the Belgian High Power

With design input from John Moses Browning and most of the work done by FN’s Dieudonné Saive, the Grand Rendement (High Efficiency) pistol found acceptance with the Belgian military. Eighty years later, we know the pistol it adopted as the Grande Puissance—the High Power.

American Rifleman Archives: Farewell to an Enfield

Shooters of the U.S. beware. Give way an inch to the anti-gun lobby and you'll end up like the poor folk here in Great Britain. And it's not just handguns I'm talking about. From the July 1989 American Rifleman, a British veteran says goodbye to an old friend, forced to destroy his rifle because of inane firearms laws.

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