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The Sterling: Britain’s Cold War Submachine Gun

The Sterling submachine gun saw action in more than 40 conflicts, well earning its place...

FN Mausers and the Fight for Israel

When Israel declared its independence in 1948, it acquired rifles—including some used by the Germans...

Nine Lives of the 10 mm Auto

Counted out more than once, the 10 mm Auto cartridge simply refuses to give up—and...

The Model 1903 In World War I

When the Doughboys went to France, starting in 1917, they took with them arguably the...

The Model 1940 Light Rifle: Smith & Wesson's Beautifully Made Failure

The Light Rifle was designed following a request from the British in mid-1939. The resulting...

A Look Back at the SKS-45 Rifle

The SKS-45 rifle will never win any beauty contests, nor will it be the basis...

The Genesis Of Sniping, Part 6: Soviet Sniping, 1939-1945

After the Great War, Soviet Russia sought to upgrade its military capability—especially when it came...

Redeployed: FN M1 Garands and Carbines

Think FN had nothing to do with the M1 Garand and Carbine? You'd be wrong.

The Trouble with Trench Guns

The Winchester Model 1897 “Trench Gun” with a fixed bayonet was a fearsome and distinctly...

The Rosario “Grease Guns”: Argentina’s P.A.M-1 and P.A.M.-2 SMGs

When Argentina began adopting metallic cartridge firearms for its military, it duplicated some of the...

In The Beginning: Semi-Automatic Pistols of the 19th Century

Think the Mauser Broomhandle or a Colt was the first semi-automatic pistol? Think again. There...

Galil ACE: IWI Brings the AK Into the Modern Era

While there are more than 100 million firearms around the world based on the AK-47...

Book Review: Vickers Guide: World War II Germany, Vol. 1

This new book offers a look at some of the most rare and interesting firearms...

“Grim Reapers”: The Machine Guns of World War I

A century ago, Americans of the American Expeditionary Force arrived in France and began filtering...

How NRA Trained America’s Snipers To Fight “Over There”

During World War I, America’s top riflemen and British and Canadian instructors ran the United...

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...

Restoring a “Commonwealth Garand”: The Short Magazine Lee-Enfield

See how one enthusiast accomplished his restoration of a WWII-era Lithgow Arms Short Magazine Lee...

The M2 Submachine Gun

The Thompson, while excellent, was expensive and time-consuming to make. So, faced with a pressing...
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