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Rifleman Q&A: Clips, Chargers & Magazines

What is the difference between a clip, a stripper clip and a magazine? These terms...

Origins of the 'Trapdoor' Springfield: The Allin Conversions

Though little known today, the “Allin Conversions” and the other early “Trapdoor Springfields” represent an...

Rifleman Q&A: Could Civilians Buy New M1903 Springfields?

Could American civilians order ‘03 Springfields from U.S. arsenals or were they for the military...

The Military Model 70: A Forgotten Sniper Rifle

Although the “Rifleman’s Rifle” is unquestionably one of the greatest hunting rifles of all time,...

'Gas-Trap' Garand: The First M1 Rifle Design

The rifle that became the “greatest battle implement ever devised” during World War II was...

The Pedersen Device: A Secret Weapon of WWI

Though never used in combat, the innovative Pedersen Device was a potential solution to the...

The Ithaca Model 37: A Forgotten 'Trench Gun'

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

The M1 Carbine: 10 Little-Known Facts

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

Rifleman Q&A: Did Savage Arms Make Lee-Enfields?

One American Rifleman reader wrote in, asking about a Savage-marked Lee-Enfield rifle he saw at...

The T3 Carbine: First NVG-Equipped Fighting Rifle

Built as a response to Japanese night-infiltration tactics in the Pacific, the T3 carbine fitted...

Rifleman Q&A: What's the Rarest U.S. Military 'Trench Gun?'

I have become interested in U.S. military shotguns, especially the bayonet-equipped “trench guns.” Can you...

Rifleman Q & A: The Mystique Of Winchester M1s

A reader inquires about Winchester-made Garand rifles, of which there were more than a half-million.

The M1903A1/UNERTL USMC Sniper Rifle

Adopted by the Marines after Pearl Harbor, the combination of the M1903A1 Springfield with a...

Rifleman Q & A: Mysterious Markings

A reader inquires whether there was another manufacturer of the Model 1917 rifles besides those...

The U.S. Model 1919A4 Machine Gun

Based on the M1917A1 water-cooled, belt-fed machine gun, the lighter, air-cooled M1919A4 Browning was one...

Rifleman Q & A: M1 Carbine Pouches

A reader has a question about collecting U.S. M1 Carbine accessories.

Wartime Winchesters

In its advertisements on the back page of this magazine during World War II, Winchester...

The Model of 1941 Johnson Rifle in Marine Service

Although the M1 Garand was the United States’ main infantry rifle during World War II—the...

Game Changer? The Johnson Auto-Carbine

The hard-hitting .30-’06 Sprg. Johnson Auto-Carbine could have been one of the most important infantry...

The G.I. Thompson In World War II

Although the U.S. Army was slow to adopt the iconic gun, the Marines had been...
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