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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...

Rifleman Q&A: What Does My Garand Stock Stamp Mean?

Q: I have an M1 Garand rifle that has “SA/EMcF” on the left side of...

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...

"V" Is For Victory: The Smith & Wesson Victory Model Revolver

Although the M1911A1 was the standard U.S military sidearm during World War II, more than...

Rifleman Q&A: An M1917 Bayonet Made for Vietnam?

An American Rifleman reader writes in about an M1917 bayonet produced with plastic grips. Is...

Rifleman Q&A: What Is an M1 Carbine 'Rigger' Pouch?

I recently saw reference to a World War II “rigger” magazine pouch for an M1...

'Tanker Garands': The Real Story

Most “Tanker Garands” were made for commercial sale, but a few are genuine. This is...

Rifleman Q&A: Clips, Chargers & Magazines

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

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...

'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...

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...
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