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Gallery: D-Day +70: The Men and Guns of the Battle for Normandy

As we commemorate the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings, we look back at the...

The Men and Guns of D-Day

On June 6, 1944, Allied troops carried out an amphibious and airborne assault on Hitler’s...

The U.S. “.45 Automatics”

The .45 ACP M1911 and M1911A1 pistols issued to American troops demonstrated their formidable stopping...

G.I. “Non-Colt” M1911s

Today, the name Colt is synonymous with the U.S. M1911 .45 ACP pistol. Virtually forgotten...

Arms of American Airborne

Whether dropped deep behind enemy lines or fighting as conventional infantry, American airborne troopers during...

General Motors Went To War

Most are not surprised that General Motors Corp. turned out trucks and other types of...

The M1911: The Greatest Pistol in the World

When the Colt 1911 was adopted by the U.S. military for combat use, the precursor...

“Carbine” Williams Myth & Reality

Inventor David Marshall “Carbine” Williams has become a folk hero for “designing” the M1 Carbine,...

Remington, Typewriters, M1911s And The Rand Co.

For many collectors, it is a natural assumption to link Remington Arms Co. with the...

The Korean War's Frozen Chosin

Called the “forgotten war,” the combat in Korea was as brutal as any faced by...

Thompson Submachine Gun

So, when was the Thompson submachine gun first fired in combat? Was it during the...

80 Years of the Belgian High Power

With design input from John Moses Browning and most of the work done by FN’s...

The Men and Guns of D-Day

On June 6, 1944, Allied troops carried out an amphibious and airborne assault on Hitler’s...

The Forgotten Guns of D-Day

When it comes to the infantry arms of D-Day and the Battle for Normandy, guns...

The Ithaca Model 37 in U.S. Military Service

While eclipsed by the far-better-known Winchester Model 97 and Model 12 “trench” and “riot” shotguns,...

10 Things You Didn't Know About the M1 Carbine

The “U.S. Carbine, Caliber .30, M1” was the most produced American infantry arm of World...

Favorite Firearm: Remembering a War Hero

This Colt "Official Police" revolver was issued to its original owner 1941 as he left...

Springfield's Range Officer M1911s

The original Range Officer offered a thoughtful mix of features from both ends of the...

Gallery: D-Day +70: The Men and Guns of the Battle for Normandy

As we commemorate the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings, we look back at the...

Investigation of a Legend: The Graf Spee and the Ballester-Molina

The Argentine-made Ballester-Molina pistol, which borrows from both the M1911 and the Star Model B,...
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