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Rifleman Q&A: Why The En Bloc Clip?

Why did John Garand include an en-bloc clip in his M1 rifle design? One reader writes in, and we set the record straight.

Rifleman Q&A: Two Serial Numbers On An M1 Carbine?

Some former G.I.-issue M1 carbines have been seen with two serial numbers instead of the traditional one stamped at the rear of the receiver. Why?

Rifleman Q&A: Why Didn't The U.S. Army Issue .45 Auto Rim?

Q: If the .45 Auto Rim cartridge doesn’t require the use of a cumbersome half-moon clip in order to be ejected from the Model 1917 Colt and Smith & Wesson revolvers, why wasn’t it issued to our troops armed with M1917 revolvers during World War II?

Review: 'U.S. Small Arms Of World War II'

Bruce Canfield's "U.S. Small Arms of World War II" is a rich tome complete with a wealth of information and impressive color photography.

Savage Arms Shotguns: A Brief History

Savage Arms entered the shotgun market in 1920. One hundred years later, the company continues to run strong with the release of its Renegauge.

Book Review: 'Winchester Model 1895–Last Of The Classic Lever Actions'

The collecting community has eagerly been waiting for a treatise on the Model 1895 for at least two generations. The first question that comes to my mind is what took so long?

The M1 Carbine: 10 Little-Known Facts

The “U.S. Carbine, Caliber .30, M1” was the most produced American infantry arm of World War II. And it's back.

The Browning Automatic Rifle: A Short History

The first Browning Automatic Rifles, the Model 1918s, delivered rock-solid service to the “doughboys” in the closing months of World War I.

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.

Rifleman Q & A: Mysterious Markings

A reader inquires whether there was another manufacturer of the Model 1917 rifles besides those mentioned in Bruce Canfield’s “One Of The Great Decisions” story.

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