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Guns of Cologne 1945: The American Advance into Germany

In March 1945, tanks and infantry under the command of the 3rd Armored Division took the largest German city captured by the U.S. during WWII: Cologne.

American Rifleman Archives —1945: Clay Pigeons That Shoot Back

From the July 1945 American Rifleman, this article by a USAAF photographer-gunner documents how the decline of the Nazi's Air Arm in 1944 can be attributed in large measure to the intensive training and the resulting deadly accuracy of the young American riflemen who crouched behind their single or twin .50's in the turrets and at the open waist ports of Uncle Sam's bombers.

Inland Manufacturing's 1945 M1 Carbine

This new American gun manufacturing company is off to a great start with its factory-fresh replica of the WWII era M1 Carbine.

Book Review—Handbook of Machine Gun Support Equipment and Accessories 1895 – 1945

This massive tome is a full-color catalog of everything you never knew you needed for the favorite Class III gun in your life.

Book Review—Handbook of Machine Gun Support Equipment and Accessories 1895 – 1945

This massive tome is a full-color catalog of everything you never knew you needed for the favorite Class III gun in your life.

Fear & Loading: 5,000 Attend Weatherby Grand Opening

Relocating from California—where the company has been based since 1945—and its restrictive gun laws was a major undertaking.

Seabees Can Shoot!

From the American Rifleman archives, in commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the Seabees, we present this article from 1945.

Allied Air Assault: The Guns of Operation Varsity

Operation Varsity was the last Allied air assault of World War II, and the troops involved used the best firearms that could be had in March 1945.

FBI Firearms Training: The Shooting FBI

The director of the FBI sheds some light on why men outside the law have come to fear federal law and the straight-shooting men who enforce it. From July, 1945.

Victory In Europe: A Correspondent's Report to Riflemen

From the July 1945 American Rifleman comes this report from American Rifleman’s War Correspondent Bill Shadel, who was the first to announce the Victory in Europe in the magazine’s pages.

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