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American Guns: 10 Firearms That Shaped Our Nation

Firearms are a crucial part of American culture, so it's no surprise that they've played...

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...

“Known But To God”: The Unknown Soldier and the U.S.S. Olympia

The Unknown Soldier is guarded by the Sentinels of the 3rd U.S. Infantry day and...

FN Mausers and the Fight for Israel

When Israel declared its independence in 1948, it acquired rifles—including some used by the Germans...

Guns of the Spanish-American War 1898

Lucky were the soldiers armed with the .30–40 Krag-Jorgensen, but many Americans fought with the...

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...

Roller-Delayed Revival: The Heckler & Koch SP5K

Heckler & Koch’s MP5 is one of the world’s great submachine guns. But the high...

Hemingway's Guns

Shaped by a lifetime quest for real experiences, Ernest Hemingway was fashioned into all he...

Pocket Pistols Past and Present

Pocket pistols are the most in-demand category of firearm today. It’s been a long road...

1916: Guns On The Border

A century ago, Mexican bandits were a clear and present danger to the citizens of...

Theodore Roosevelt’s Winchester Rifles

When it came to gun knowledge or shooting skill, no chief executive, now or then,...

Bergara Storms the Rifle Market

From an importer of Kentucky Rifle kits to bullet maker to one of the world’s...

The Guns of U.S. Presidents

It wasn’t that long ago when firearms were not only welcome in the executive mansion,...

Throwback Thursday: Snipers—Specialists in Warfare

Every Thursday we'll share an article from the American Rifleman archives. In this week's article...

Winchester Lever-Actions Go To War

Although the U.S. military snubbed lever-action Winchesters, other nations, attracted by their innovation or just...

10 Guns That Shaped America

Firearms have been a part of this nation since, well, long before it was a...

Colt SAA Artillery Model

The Colt Single Action Army, or “SAA” revolver, is doubtless the classic sixgun most associated...

Investigation of a Legend: The Graf Spee and the Ballester-Molina

The Argentine-made Ballester-Molina pistol, which borrows from both the M1911 and the Star Model B,...

Winchester Model 1895 Russian Musket

In a desperate need for arms to fight the Germans, the Russian Army turned to...

The Rough Riders’ Potato Digger

“Roosevelt’s Rough Riders” took two Colt-Browning machine guns to Cuba in 1898. One is now...
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