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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.”

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.

This Old Gun: Gewehr 98

In this American Rifleman TV segment of "I Have This Old Gun," we take a look at the history and development of the Mauser designed Gewehr 98 service rifle chambered in 8 mm Mauser.

At The Range: Gewehr 98

Watch this American Rifleman "At The Range" video segment above to learn about the German Gewehr 98 service rifle chambered in 8 mm Mauser.

This Old Gun: Colt Model 1895 Machine Gun

In this American Rifleman TV episode, we cover the innovative Colt Model 1895 machine gun, also known as the "Potato Digger."

Defining the 'American Rifleman:' Three Traditions of Riflery

Long-held forms of American riflery—precision, classic and defensive—reveal the specialized tools and skills that form the basis of success for anyone seeking to become a better rifleman.

The Model 1895 Lee Navy: Background & Value

Considering the trends in U.S. military firearm technology during the 1890s, the country’s selection of a proprietary straight-pull rifle like the Model 1895 Lee Navy is extraordinary.

The Guns of Port Arthur

The Russo-Japanese war of 1904-1905 is one of those rarely discussed conflicts that provides an important preview to important developments in warfare and weapons technology.

Wartime Winchesters

In its advertisements on the back page of this magazine during World War II, Winchester touted the company as having been “On Guard for America Since 1866.” This was never more true than when it produced arms and ammunition to help defeat Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan.

Men and Guns of the 1900 China Relief Expedition

Some American troops fought with guns one would expect in the multi-national mission to Peking, such as the Krag-Jorgensen. But other guns were used during the “Boxer Rebellion” that were a little more unusual, including Gatlings, M1895 Colt machine guns and the short-lived Lee Navy straight pull rifle in .236.

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