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Men and Guns of the 1900 China Relief Expedition

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,...
The Arab Revolt and the Guns of Lawrence of Arabia

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 U.S. Model Of 1918 Browning Automatic Rifle

The U.S. Model Of 1918 Browning Automatic Rifle

When it seemed certain that the United States would enter World War I, America’s greatest...
The Hotchkiss Model Of 1914 Heavy Machine Gun

The Hotchkiss Model Of 1914 Heavy Machine Gun

A century ago, the American Expeditionary Force entered heavy combat in France, and the Doughboys’...
Sniping From Below: Periscope Rifles in World War I

Sniping From Below: Periscope Rifles in World War I

World War I saw the widespread introduction of many, what we would call, “modern” arms,...
The Genesis Of Sniping, Part 6: Soviet Sniping, 1939-1945

The Genesis Of Sniping, Part 6: Soviet Sniping, 1939-1945

After the Great War, Soviet Russia sought to upgrade its military capability—especially when it came...
Machine Guns of the American Expeditionary Force in World War I

Machine Guns of the American Expeditionary Force in World War I

Here are a few of the machine guns in use by the American Expeditionary Forces...
Back to Basics: Gunpowder

Back to Basics: Gunpowder

Gunpowder is so fundamental to firearms, it’s amazing that so few know much about it...
Guns of the “Devil Dogs”: U.S. Marine Corps Small Arms Of World War I

Guns of the “Devil Dogs”: U.S. Marine Corps Small Arms Of World War I

The U.S. Marines in France would earn the name “Teufelshunde” or “Devil Dogs” from the...
From Civil War To World War: The Genesis Of Sniping, Part 4

From Civil War To World War: The Genesis Of Sniping, Part 4

After the American Civil War, repeating rifles and smokeless powder revolutionized shooting. Accurate rifles that...
The Chauchat Light Machine Gun: Not Really One of the Worst Guns Ever

The Chauchat Light Machine Gun: Not Really One of the Worst Guns Ever

Despite its reputation, the "Fusil Mitrailleur Modéle 1915 CSRG" served effectively in combat for the...
Infantry Rifles of The Great War: Mausers and Lebels

Infantry Rifles of The Great War: Mausers and Lebels

Watch this feature segment on the "Guns of August" from a recent episode of American...
I Have This Old Gun: Mauser Model 1871/84

I Have This Old Gun: Mauser Model 1871/84

During the Franco-Prussian War of 1870-71, the adversaries principally carried single-shot breechloaders that chambered paper...
200 Years Of Remington Highlights

200 Years Of Remington Highlights

Eliphalet “Lite” Remington, Jr.’s first rifle was a flintlock half-stock muzzleloader. It is thought that...
I Have This Old Gun – French RSC 1917 Rifle

I Have This Old Gun – French RSC 1917 Rifle

World War I started out as a conflict fought with Victorian-era arms and strategies, but...
John Browning’s Automatic Rifle

John Browning’s Automatic Rifle

John Moses Browning’s automatic rifle has become an American legend. Here is a look at...
Winchester Lever-Actions Go To War

Winchester Lever-Actions Go To War

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

That "Damned, Jammed Chauchat"

Issued to American Doughboys and Marines during World War I, the Chauchat automatic rifle was...
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