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Jeff Cooper: The Man Behind the 'Modern Technique'

Col. Jeff Cooper, a man for all seasons, warrior, scholar, hunter, husband and controversialist, is...

Guns of Remagen Bridge: The Fight for the Rhine

An overview of the guns and the men attached to the U.S. 9th Armored Division...

The M14 in Vietnam: One Veteran's Experience

Much has been said and written about the M14 rifle and its use in Vietnam,...

The Keefe Report: The Guns of '1917'

One of the biggest film releases of the year is Sam Mendes' WWI epic, "1917."...

The War to End All Wars That Wouldn’t End: The Polish-Soviet Conflict of 1920

In the chaos following the Armistice ending World War I, Soviet Communist armies moved west,...

Book Review—The Colt Model 1860 Army Revolver

Author Charles W. Pate has again provided the gun collecting community with another remarkable tome,...

First to Fight the Blitzkrieg: Polish Small Arms in September 1939

When Nazi Germany invaded Poland on Sept. 1, 1939, they found the Polish military to...

Lost Treasure: Magic, Mystery and a Colt 1911

This is not just a 1911 story. It is a treasure story, just as much...

To Arm Against an Enemy: Colonial Williamsburg Highlights Small Arms of the Revolution

A new exhibit at the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum at Virginia's Colonial Williamsburg seeks...

Back to Basics: Holsters

The term “holster” dates back to somewhere in the mid-17th century. Its origins are a...

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,...

I Have This Old Gun: “Monkey Tail” Carbine

As early as the 1850s, the British Board of Ordnance, recognizing breechloading firearms were the...

In the Company of Soldiers: The U.S. M17 & M18 Modular Handgun Systems

The U.S. Army adopted a new semi-automatic pistol, the M17 as made by SIG Sauer,...

The Model 1805 Harpers Ferry Pistol: From Inception to Insignia

Following the disbandment of the Continental Army in 1784, the United States kept only a...

Archives: Britain’s "New" Rifle

From the American Rifleman archives we learn about the No. 4 Mk I, which was...

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 Keefe Report: “Please Hang in a Prominent Place.”

Those words appear on the back of a circa-1890 Winchester cartridge board on display in...

America’s First: Hiram Maxim’s Heavy Machine Gun

Maxim took inspiration from a childhood memory of being knocked over by recoil to later...

I Have This Old Gun: Pattern 1856 “Enfield” Cavalry Carbine

In the 1850s, Britain’s military, like others in Europe and the New World, realized that...
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