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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...

Men and Guns of the 1900 China Relief Expedition

Some American troops fought with guns one would expect in the multi-national mission to Peking,...

“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...

The Keefe Report: The Guns of “They Shall Not Grow Old“

Director Peter Jackson, the man behind The recent film adaptation of JRR Tolkien’s “Lord of...

War in the Desert: The Mauser-Vergueiro Rifle

An army should never go to war without rifles to arm its soldiers. Yet that...

The Arab Revolt and the Guns of Lawrence of Arabia

T.E. Lawrence fought an unconventional campaign in the Arabian Desert during the Great War. But...

The Sterling: Britain’s Cold War Submachine Gun

The Sterling submachine gun saw action in more than 40 conflicts, well earning its place...

General Grant’s Magnificent Set of Lost Remingtons

A recent discovery brings to light a pair of Remington New Model Army revolvers that...

Cold Front: American Troops in Russia 1918-1919

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

The CMP M1911s: The Inside Story

It's a happy ending for these 8,000 pistols fought on battlefields from Europe to Southeast...

Sniping From Below: Periscope Rifles in World War I

World War I saw the widespread introduction of many, what we would call, “modern” arms,...

Machine Guns Take Flight During The Great War

Man had barely learned to fly when he decided to both fly and fight. With...

“Grim Reapers”: The Machine Guns of World War I

A century ago, Americans of the American Expeditionary Force arrived in France and began filtering...

How NRA Trained America’s Snipers To Fight “Over There”

During World War I, America’s top riflemen and British and Canadian instructors ran the United...

Video: Japanese Type 99 Light Machine Gun

Watch this "I Have This Old Gun" segment about the Japanese Type 99 Light Machine...

The Keefe Report: Over There—The Guns of the Doughboys

A century ago today, United States of America was no longer sitting on the sidelines....

Lee-Enfield Rifle—Workhorse Of The British Empire

The .303-cal. Short, Magazine Lee-Enfield Mk III rifle was fast to operate and up to...

Keefe Report: M1 Garand—Save the Last Clip

Fully 80 years after the gun called by the U.S. Army Ordnance Department the “U.S....

The Guns of the Boer Commandos

Superior Boer marksmanship and Mauser rifles exacted a high price from the British during the...
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