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The Rifleman in the Atomic Age

In honor of the 125th anniversary of American Rifleman, the following is an excerpt from the March, 1952 issue: The Rifleman in the Atomic Age.

The First Garands

The U.S. Army adopted the U.S. Rifle Semiautomatic Caliber .30, M1, in 1936. It is better known as the Garand.

Sniper War in Afghanistan

Today’s generation of snipers is the finest and most capable we’ve ever fielded.

The Citadel M1-22

This sub-caliber replica of the iconic M1 provides historic fun.

The Echo of the Thompson Gun

The “Tommy Gun” is one of the most iconic firearms in American history. But what is it about the Thompson? Stephen Hunter, a bestselling novelist and Pulitzer Prize-winning writer for, of all things, the Washington Post, is a pretty serious and savvy gun guy, and he summed up much of the Thompson’s appeal in a March 22, 2004, article on the Exhibit at the National Firearms Museum.

A History Like No Other

Maj. John Plaster's The History Of Sniping And Sharpshooting is the result of a lifetime of study and relies on more than 10,000 sources to relate its stories.

Backing Another Horse: The Winchester G30 Semiautomatic Rifle

In the days before America’s entry into World War II, there were doubts about the M1 Garand as a battle rifle. Seeing potential profit, Winchester developed its own rifle, the G30 and even a selective-fire gun called the WAR.

Shot Down?

Lt. Col. A.J. D’Amario, USAF. Ret., Fla., may be the only Air Force pilot to ever shoot his own plane to correct a malfunction. Read his story here.

Exploded View: The Tokarev Pistol

The Tokarev was the Soviet Union’s standard sidearm for nearly two decades, and was a bridge between the Nagant Model 1895 revolver and the Makarov pistol adopted in 1952.

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.

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