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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.

'From The Ordnance Department': The NRA Model of 1911

Life members of the National Rifle Association and individual members of its affiliated rifle clubs may purchase from the Ordnance Department the new Army Model .45 Colt Automatic Pistol.

Chinese Warlord Pistols: 1916-1949

What, you’ve never heard of a “Wauser?” During the Chinese Warlord era, pistols of every description were bought from major Western gunmakers—and then indigenous copies were made at a host of facilities in China. It’s not much of a stretch to say that no two are exactly alike.

Rifleman Q&A: How Do Army 'M' Numbers Work?

M1 Garand, M1911, M14 rifle...where does the military come up with all these numbers and how do they work?

The Krag-Jorgensen: America's First Bolt-Action Service Rifle

The U.S. Krag-Jorgensen was America’s first bolt-action repeater chambered for a smokeless-powder cartridge. In the hands of American troops around the globe, the Krag played a small, but key, role in the rise of the “American Century.”

Valuable Service: The U.S. Model of 1917 Revolvers

Swept into World War I in April 1917, the U.S. military desperately needed .45 ACP handguns. Both Colt and Smith & Wesson had existing revolver designs adopted as the Model of 1917, and they would go on to serve again during World War II.

History and Performance Of The The .44-40 WCF

The .44-40 Winchester Center Fire cartridge gained its popularity through its use in the late 19th century in lever-action rifles and revolvers, and is still produced commercially today.

ARTV: Civilian Marksmanship Program M1911 Pistol Sales

The Civilian Marksmanship Program, a privatized entity that was formerly the Office of the Director of Civilian Marksmanship, is selling surplus M1911 and M1911A1 handguns from the U.S. Army in order to support its mission of teaching and promoting marksmanship.

The Beginnings of Marine Corps Marksmanship

The Marine Corps has long been regarded as some of the best marksmen in the United States Armed Forces, but that was not always the case. Here we look at the history and formation of the Marine Corps marksmanship practices.

Browning Auto-5: The First Successful Semi-Auto Shotgun

It was the first successful semi-automatic shotgun design, and its 96 years of production are a tribute to the enduring genius of John Moses Browning.

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