first American rifles to employ telescopic sights in combat

​America’s First Sniper Rifle: The Telescopic-Sighted Krag-Jorgensen

The American Civil War was the first conflict in our nation’s history in which telescopic-sighted rifles were employed in combat to any appreciable extent. These muzzleloading, percussion rifles were fabricated by a number of civilian gunsmiths and gunsmithing firms, primarily for benchrest shooting matches.

Rifleman Q&A: Roos Underhammer Muzzleloader

From the archives of American Rifleman, read about a German-made, upside-down built, small-bore muzzleloader.

The Griffin & Howe Story

For more than 80 years, the company Jack O’Connor called “the Holland & Holland of the United States” has been at the center of custom riflemaking as an innovator, trend-setter and inventor. Griffin & Howe (G&H) is the father of the style now known as the “American classic” rifle stock, but that is just one of its many contributions.

DIY Custom Heritage Mfg. Rough Rider Revolvers

The Heritage Manufacturing Inc. Rough Rider rimfire line of revolvers can be customized and changed without a gunsmith, allowing owners to do their own alterations to it with parts from Heritage.

Thinking In Three Dimensions: The Genius of John Moses Browning

His firearms have figured significantly in history for more than a century, but John Moses Browning had a method of inventing that is only now being fully understood—and may come as quite a surprise.

'Give Me A Gunny': Marine Gunnery Sergeants in the Firearm Industry

Marine Gunnery Sergeants are not only invaluable for their service in uniform, they also play an important role in the firearms industry with their expertise.

AOB Report Indicates Gun Accessories Selling Fast

It isn't just guns and ammunition that's flying off the shelves. Firearm accessories are also selling quickly, too, according to comments made during an American Outdoor Brands call.

Wilson Combat Expands Manufacturing, Adds Jobs

A record-setting manufacturing pace for Wilson Combat led the company to expand its space and workforce.

Buying a Used Rifle: Tips From a Longtime Gun Retailer

There are definitely things to know and things to look for when shopping for a used rifle. Here are a few tips, from a man that grew up as one of those friendly guys behind the gun shop counter.

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