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6 Reasons to Reconsider M14 & M1A Rifles

For many, the M14 and the commercial M1A are the rifles that people love to hate. Is such criticism justified, though? Here, we take an objective view of the platform and what it offers to today's firearm enthusiasts.

Shedding New Light on the “Air Service” Springfield M1903

There has been confusion and speculation about the M1903 Springfield “Stripped for Air Service.” Documents from the National Archives explain the why, how many were made, and how the “Air Service ’03” was obsolete before it was even made.

The Trouble with Trench Guns

The Winchester Model 1897 “Trench Gun” with a fixed bayonet was a fearsome and distinctly American weapon used by Doughboys in the trenches of France. So why aren’t there any pictures of them in use?

Machine Guns of the American Expeditionary Force in World War I

Here are a few of the machine guns in use by the American Expeditionary Forces (AEF) in France.

Guns of the “Devil Dogs”: U.S. Marine Corps Small Arms Of World War I

The U.S. Marines in France would earn the name “Teufelshunde” or “Devil Dogs” from the Germans they faced. The Marines fought five major battles during World War I, mostly with the same small arms used by the U.S. Army, but with a few exceptions.

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.

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