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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...

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 Model 1805 Harpers Ferry Pistol: Launching the Reproduction Era

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

The Keefe Report: Welcome to the Snark Tank—I Don’t Actually Hate Colt’s

A reader questions Editor-in-Chief Mark Keefe about his seemingly sarcastic commentary on outdoor television regarding...

American Ingenuity on Display: The VMI Firearms Collection

Virginia Military Institute's collection of early American repeating firearms, Civil War weapons and U.S. martial...

In The Beginning: Semi-Automatic Pistols of the 19th Century

Think the Mauser Broomhandle or a Colt was the first semi-automatic pistol? Think again. There...

Trapdoors and Levers: Rethinking the Custer Era

It is hard not to appreciate the ballistic science that went into making the Springfield...

Back to Basics: Center-fire Cartridge Cases

Ever since the first firearms, the notion of combining bullet, powder and priming has been...

A Look Back at the Spiller & Burr Revolver

Take a look back at the Spiller & Burr Revolver, which was patterned after the...

I Have This Old Gun ... Cook & Brother Carbine

The Cook & Brother firearms are one of the great rarities of collecting southern-made Civil...

Clapp: The Case for Hammerless Revolvers

Wiley Clapp makes a strong case for a particular class of firearm as a near...

In Memoriam: Noted Firearms Author R.L. Wilson

Robert L. “Larry” Wilson, noted firearms author, researcher, scholar, historian and literary powerhouse passed away...

America’s Military Revolvers

Though some fixed- cartridge revolvers were used during the American Civil War, it wasn’t until...

Navy Arms Whitworth Rifle

The company’s Parker-Hale Whitworth and the Parker-Hale Volunteer, to be specific, are back, in both...

James River Armory Russian AKM Rifle Review

This beautiful 7.62x39 mm rifle was built by the renowned classic military firearm restorer.

English Enfields In Confederate Service

In 1861, the Pattern 1853 Enfield rifle-musket was considered the best infantry arm available to...

Mort Künstler Gettysburg Tribute 1860 Henry Rifle

The Battle of Gettysburg was fought July 1-3, 1863. America Remembers marks the anniversary with...
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