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Origin of the Sniper: Rifle Development & Accuracy Potential

Before sniping could make an impact on the battlefield, two things were required: accurate rifles...

The East German Makarov: A Cold-War Collectible

The Cold War-era Makarov is a common pistol, but within the hundreds of thousands made,...

Guns of Cologne 1945: The American Advance into Germany

In March 1945, tanks and infantry under the command of the 3rd Armored Division took...

Heckler & Koch: The Gray Room, Part I

American Rifleman’s Joe Kurtenbach gets an inside look of the “mystical” Gray Room at Heckler...

Greenland and the Strategic Advantage of Weather Reporting

Explore the history and strategic importance of Greenland during the Second World War.

Walther’s PPK

Classic lines, timeless style and reliable features have defined the legendary PPK as the quintessential...

War in the Desert: The Mauser-Vergueiro Rifle

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

The AR-10 Story

Fewer than 10,000 original AR-10s were produced, and its true legacy is its spawning of...

Frozen Indecision: American Intervention in Siberian Russia, 1918

America’s interaction with Russia is quite the hot topic these days. Many Americans wonder, are...

Cold War Warriors—The Men and Guns of Special Forces Berlin

While the Iron Curtain still stood, U.S. Army Special Forces soldiers in Berlin prepared for...

A Look Back at the Walther P38

While Walther’s P38 may have lacked the “fineness” and graceful lines of its predecessor the...

Exploded View: SKS Carbine

The SKS is somewhat unusual in that, despite being widely encountered in the United States...

The New 6.5-300 Weatherby Magnum and Mark V Rifle

The new 6.5-300 Wby. Mag. cartridge and the redesigned Mark V rifle carry on Weatherby’s...

Garands In The King's­ Service

In the dark days of World War II, when Britain faced Hitler’s war machine alone,...

Book Excerpt: Gun Control in The Third Reich

The seemingly benign gun-registration laws of the Weimar Republic were used by the Nazis to...

East German Makarov: A Cold War Classic

Sometimes maligned as dowdy and underpowered, the Makarov is nonetheless a practical, low-cost alternative to...

Steiner Optics: German Innovation on the Rise

From meager post-war beginnings through success with sporting and military customers worldwide, Steiner-Optik has emerged...

OK, Really, What’s Going on with .22 Rimfire?

Different day, same headline? Maybe so, but here's the most detailed explanation to date. It’s...

Throwback Thursday: What of the War?

Every Thursday we'll share an article from the archives. From the August 1914 edition of...

German Resurgence: Mauser 12 and Sauer 101

Haven’t heard much about new German bolt-action hunting rifles recently? That’s because there haven’t been...
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