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The Ithaca Model 37: A Forgotten 'Trench Gun'

While eclipsed by the far-better-known Winchester Model 97 and Model 12 “trench” and “riot” shotguns,...

This Old Gun: L2A3 Sterling SMG

Needing to replace its Sten submachine gun following World War II, the British military contracted...

The M1 Carbine: 10 Little-Known Facts

The “U.S. Carbine, Caliber .30, M1” was the most produced American infantry arm of World...

Barrett Fieldcraft: Longer Range With Shorter Barrels

Think you need a long, heavy target barrel and a magnum cartridge to make long...

The Keefe Report: The M1 Garand's Legacy

From its introduction, American Rifleman has covered the M1 Garand from many angles. Editor-in-Chief Mark...

The Battle of France: Guns of Allied & Axis Troops

Seventy-five years ago, beginning on May 10, 1940, German forces struck against Western Europe, invading...

Range Tested: Daniel Defense DDM4 PDW

Today’s self-protection firearms, whether rifles or pistols, emphasize light weight and compact dimensions, while still...

Behind Enemy Lines: Guns of Vietnam's SOG Warriors

During the Vietnam War, the men of the Studies and Observations Group (SOG) carried an...

An Old Colt Reborn: Bringing a Single-Action Army Back to Life

This tired, worn-out Colt Single Action Army received a new lease on life, thanks to...

The German MG42: Was Its Bark Worse Than Its Bite?

In the middle of WWII, the U.S. Army posted War Department Film Bulletin No. 81,...

The 'Welrod' Pistol: A Silent Arm for the SOE

Developed to arm members of Britain's Special Operations Executive during WWII, the Hand Firing Device...

'Cold Steel': American Trench Knives of WWI

During WWI, American troops entered France without a dedicated fighting knife. That was soon remedied...

6 Reasons to Reconsider M14 & M1A Rifles

For many, the M14 and the commercial M1A are the rifles that people love to...

Rifleman Q&A: What's the Rarest U.S. Military 'Trench Gun?'

I have become interested in U.S. military shotguns, especially the bayonet-equipped “trench guns.” Can you...

Rifleman Q & A: The Mystique Of Winchester M1s

A reader inquires about Winchester-made Garand rifles, of which there were more than a half-million.

The Guns of Port Arthur

The Russo-Japanese war of 1904-1905 is one of those rarely discussed conflicts that provides an...

A First Look at 2020's New Guns

Plenty of new firearm models on display at the 2019 NASGW is a positive indication...

NRA Gun of the Week: Sten Mk II Machine Carbine

Watch as American Rifleman's Mark Keefe shoots and discusses the open-bolt-fired Sten Mk II Machine...

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...

The U.S. Model 1919A4 Machine Gun

Based on the M1917A1 water-cooled, belt-fed machine gun, the lighter, air-cooled M1919A4 Browning was one...
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