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The Pedersen Device: A Secret Weapon of WWI

Though never used in combat, the innovative Pedersen Device was a potential solution to the...

This Old Gun: M1919 Browning Machine Gun

The M1919 Browning was the workhorse machine gun of the U.S. Military during World War...

'Cold Steel': American Trench Knives of WWI

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

Classic Guns: Webley Mk V Revolver

Webley provided revolvers for the British military for close to 30 years. Today, the Webley...

Book Review—Handbook of Machine Gun Support Equipment and Accessories 1895 – 1945

This massive tome is a full-color catalog of everything you never knew you needed for...

Book Review—Death Rattle: The British Soldier’s Machine Gun 1870 - 2015

John Hutchins’ book is the definitive treatise on the machine gun as used by British...

Rifles of the United States Navy & Marine Corps: 1866-1917

While reading this book, I found myself at about every third or fourth page exclaiming—“I...

Archives: Britain’s "New" Rifle

From the American Rifleman archives we learn about the No. 4 Mk I, which was...

Irish Lewis Light Machine Guns in the United States

Col. Isaac Newton Lewis capitalized on the experimental drum-fed, air-cooled, McLean machine gun, developing a...

The Ivy Patch Gun

Ever go digging in an ivy patch? Imagine finding an artillery piece at the end...

America’s First: Hiram Maxim’s Heavy Machine Gun

Maxim took inspiration from a childhood memory of being knocked over by recoil to later...

The First Submachine Gun: Italy’s Villar Perosa

This innovative Italian design gave the world its first submachine gun.

A Look Back at the Mosin-Nagant 91/30

One of the hardest working rifles in history, the Mosin-Nagant is like a lot of...

America's Snipers in The Great War

A century ago, American snipers fought in both the trenches of France and in the...

Frozen Indecision: American Intervention in Siberian Russia, 1918

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

1918 Mauser Tankgewehr: Restoring a World War I Tank Killer

Faced with waves of advancing Allied tanks, the Germans developed the massive 13.2 mm Tankgewehr....

Cold Front: American Troops in Russia 1918-1919

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

The Hotchkiss Model Of 1914 Heavy Machine Gun

A century ago, the American Expeditionary Force entered heavy combat in France, and the Doughboys’...
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