First Gold For American Rifleman

NRA 150: First Gold For American Riflemen

The modern Olympics, as we know them today, started in 1896, and there were shooting events at the games as early as Athens in 1906. After all, the man who put the games together, Baron Pierre de Coubertin, was himself a French pistol champion. Neither the United States nor Great Britain sent rifle teams to Athens, but that changed for the 1908 Olympic Games in London.

Hunting Guns in Colonial America

Whether for protection on the frontier or for hunting in the backwoods, the smoothbore hunting gun played a pivotal role in times of peace and war in the American colonies.

The French FR F2 Sniper Rifle

Conceived during the Cold War and after thirty years of service, the French are beginning to phase out the FR F2 bolt-action sniper rifle, with the surplus rifles available for sale from Navy Arms.

The Men And Guns Of D-Day: 101st Airborne Division

Watch this segment of American Rifleman Television "The Men And Guns Of D-Day" to learn more about the men of the 101st Airborne Division, their stories and the firearms they used during "The Great Crusade."

The Canadian Ross Rifle in Ireland

Of all the firearms in the hands of the Irish Republican Army during the “Irish War of Independence”, the Canadian Ross rifle was probably the oddest, and it was indeed used in small numbers as explored here.

Back To Basics: Cartridge Cases

Without ammunition, a firearm is no more than an inefficient club. For this reason, much of the technological development effort in firearms history was devoted to ammunition.

The NRA In WWII: 'Good For A Free America'

This year marks the 150th celebration of your National Rifle Association. In celebration, and to learn more about your NRA, take a look back at the cover of the October 1943 American Rifleman featuring Pulitzer Prize-winning staff artist Jim Berryman and a 1945 letter from the White House.

Book Review: Classic Guns Of The World Series

Since 1974, Schiffer Publishing has been producing high-quality, glossy-paged books on nearly every type of antique of interest to the collector’s market. For arms and militaria collectors, the publisher’s Schiffer Military branch has been the go-to for books on nearly every aspect of 20th-century military material.

The American Lewis Gun

Though an American design, it was used much more commonly by our British and Belgian allies in World War I. But the .30-’06 Lewis Gun delivered sterling performance to American soldiers, sailors and Marines in two world wars.

A Flyboy’s Rifle: The Air Service ’03

Of all the many variants of the Model 1903 Springfield, one of the rarest—and most misunderstood—is the Air Service ’03, a rifle whose purpose remains a mystery even today.

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