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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,...

Memories of Normandy: The Meaning of Memorial Day

Memorial Day is celebrated differently across America, but those celebrations are unified in that the...

This Old Gun: French Tabatière Rifled Musket

One of the interesting things about the military—especially in centuries past—is that under certain circumstances...

The M1903 Springfield: A Look Back

Staring out as a patent rip-off of the 1898 Mauser, the M1903 Springfield remains a...

Marlin Celebrates 150th Anniversary

Officially established in 1870, Marlin Firearms celebrates its 150th anniversary in 2020, and the company...

The Model 1889 Mauser: A Rifle That Saved Paris

During the opening salvo of WWI, Belgian troops were armed with the Model 1889 Mauser,...

'Cold Steel': American Trench Knives of WWI

During WWI, American troops entered France without a dedicated fighting knife. That was soon remedied...

From the NRA Museums Collection: Fine Repeaters

Called “Fine Repeaters” by Union Gen. Edward Francis Winslow, Columbus Fire Arms Mfg. revolvers are...

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...

Lt. Col. “Sherm” Mills—Last Man Standing at the U.S. Springfield Arsenal

For the first time ever, we learn how retired U.S. Army Lt. Col. Mills, decorated...

Wartime Winchesters

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

The Men and Guns of Pointe Du Hoc

On June 6, 1944, 225 men of the 2nd Raider Battalion, under the command of...

Rifles of the United States Navy & Marine Corps: 1866-1917

While reading this book, I found myself at about every third or fourth page exclaiming—“I...

The Luger of the Tropics

In the hands of the military and police—as well as revolutionaries and bandits—for decades, the...

The Model 1805 Harpers Ferry Pistol: Launching the Reproduction Era

In the last few decades particularly, the United States has seen an influx of both...

Back to Basics: Telescopic Sights

The notion of a magnifying optical sight goes back centuries. Experiments as early as the...

Irish Lewis Light Machine Guns in the United States

Col. Isaac Newton Lewis capitalized on the experimental drum-fed, air-cooled, McLean machine gun, developing a...

War in the Desert: The Mauser-Vergueiro Rifle

An army should never go to war without rifles to arm its soldiers. Yet that...
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