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The G.I. Thompson In World War II

The G.I. Thompson In World War II

Although the U.S. Army was slow to adopt the iconic gun, the Marines had been...
The U.S. Model Of 1918 Browning Automatic Rifle

The U.S. Model Of 1918 Browning Automatic Rifle

When it seemed certain that the United States would enter World War I, America’s greatest...
Cold Front: American Troops in Russia 1918-1919

Cold Front: American Troops in Russia 1918-1919

A century ago, American troops were in combat against the Bolsheviks on Russian soil. Armed...
The U.S. Model Of 1917 Rifle

The U.S. Model Of 1917 Rifle

When America entered the Great War, there was a dire shortage of rifles for the...
The Model 1903 In World War I

The Model 1903 In World War I

When the Doughboys went to France, starting in 1917, they took with them arguably the...
Rifleman Q & A: Open-Bolt Mechanics

Rifleman Q & A: Open-Bolt Mechanics

A reader inquires as to what it means when a firearm is fired from an...
The Cavalry’s Last Charge: The 1921 M1903 Prototype Carbine

The Cavalry’s Last Charge: The 1921 M1903 Prototype Carbine

Even though the last cavalry carbine of the U.S. Army was the M1899 Krag-Jorgensen, the...
Rifleman Q & A: Shootin’ Blanks

Rifleman Q & A: Shootin’ Blanks

A reader inquires about a problem that occurs when firing a clip of blank cartridges...
Cut-Down Springfield: The Rare M1903 “Bushmaster” Carbine

Cut-Down Springfield: The Rare M1903 “Bushmaster” Carbine

The 158th Infantry would become associated with an obscure variant of the U.S. M1903 Springfield...
Rifleman Q & A: A World War I Winchester Lever Gun

Rifleman Q & A: A World War I Winchester Lever Gun

A reader asks about a rifle he saw in a TIME Magazine special edition for...
Snapshot: Making Brass For The Brass

Snapshot: Making Brass For The Brass

There was considerable Congressional scrutiny when it came to the adoption of the Model of...
Mr. Browning’s Gun: The U.S. Model of 1917 Browning Machine Gun

Mr. Browning’s Gun: The U.S. Model of 1917 Browning Machine Gun

A century ago, as the United States prepared to enter the Great War, John Moses...
The M2 Submachine Gun

The M2 Submachine Gun

The Thompson, while excellent, was expensive and time-consuming to make. So, faced with a pressing...
Rifleman Q & A: Marine Corps Reisings

Rifleman Q & A: Marine Corps Reisings

I have seen references to .45-cal. Reising submachine guns that were used by the Marine...
Korean War's "Battle of Chosin" Subject of PBS Series

Korean War's "Battle of Chosin" Subject of PBS Series

Tune in or set your DVR for a significant and sobering series that recounts through...
Days of Infamy—The M1 Garand's Baptism By Fire

Days of Infamy—The M1 Garand's Baptism By Fire

Nearly three-quarters of a century ago, the “U.S. Rifle, Caliber .30, M1,” was first used...
Never In Anger: The Pedersen Device

Never In Anger: The Pedersen Device

Though never used in combat, the innovative Pedersen Device was a potential solution to the...
John Browning's Automatic Rifle

John Browning's Automatic Rifle

From the trenches of France to “Frozen Chosin,” the BAR proved its worth on countless...
America’s  Military Revolvers

America’s Military Revolvers

Though some fixed- cartridge revolvers were used during the American Civil War, it wasn’t until...
1916: Guns On The Border

1916: Guns On The Border

A century ago, Mexican bandits were a clear and present danger to the citizens of...
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