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The 'Trench Gun' in World War I

During World War I American “Doughboys” went “over the top” with a fearsome, distinctly American...

Communist Small Arms of the Korean War

Throughout the Korean War, Communist North Korean and Chinese forces used a variety of small...

When Pigs Fly: The Heliborne M60 Machine Gun in Vietnam

The conflict in Vietnam is considered by many to have been an infantryman’s war. While...

U.S. Model 1855 Springfield: The Rifle-Musket of the Regulars

Developed with a revolutionary Maynard tape-priming system, the Model 1855 Springfield rifle-musket was the official...

U.S. Army Ordnance vs. NRA: The Battle Over the M1 Garand

At one time, the National Rifle Association really didn't like the M1 Garand. Here's the...

The AR-15: Best Home-Defense Gun?

We sat down with one of the nation’s elite combat veterans, now a renowned tactical...

Building a Modernized M1 Garand

The M1 Garand is one of the iconic battle rifles of the 20th century, but...

The T3 Carbine: First NVG-Equipped Fighting Rifle

Built as a response to Japanese night-infiltration tactics in the Pacific, the T3 carbine fitted...

Range Tested: Federal Premium .224 Valkyrie Ammunition

American Rifleman's Joe Kurtenbach takes to the range with the .224 Valkyrie which produces flat...

Springfield Armory's First Model 1903 Rifle

The authors trace the fascinating history of just one M1903, the very first, serial No....

My Trusty Red Ryder

From the American Rifleman archives: It was the first “gun” for many of us, and...

Shedding New Light on the “Air Service” Springfield M1903

There has been confusion and speculation about the M1903 Springfield “Stripped for Air Service.” Documents...

Hodgdon: The Inside Story

Best known to handloaders within the firearm industry, Hodgdon Powder Company’s sphere of influence is...

Two Low-Recoil Long-Range AR Uppers with Bushnell's XRS II-i Scope

As the interest in long range shooting with AR platforms continues to grow, the established...

Cold Front: American Troops in Russia 1918-1919

A century ago, American troops were in combat against the Bolsheviks on Russian soil. Armed...

The Kwaheri Safari—Part I

Legendary writer Robert Ruark, such as no other, brought the sights, sounds and feel of...

Tested: Ruger’s PC Carbine and Security-9 Pistol

Ruger has developed two new guns in 9 mm Luger—a takedown carbine and a compact...

Assembling a Steiner T5Xi

Nothing makes you appreciate the intricacies of modern riflescope manufacture quite like building one for...

Tested: Springfield SOCOM 16 CQB M1A Rifle

Get up close and personal with this modern tactical version of a classic .308 battle...
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