The most famous rifle of D-Day—or at least the most memorable rifle of “The Longest Day”—wasn’t actually there. Lord Lovat did carry his Mannlicher-Schoenauer carbine in combat, however, and we can learn a lot about British and American guns used during World War II from his memoirs.
With its origins in the Great War, the .50-cal. Browning machine gun—on land, on the sea and in the air—was a decisive arm for America’s victory over Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan. And, remarkably, it’s still in service today.
Springfield Armory will auction off two custom-finish "his and hers" Saint AR-15 rifles in a fundraiser to benefit the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation.
One of Germany’s leading arms industrialists during the Third Reich, von Lossnitzer served as technical director of the Mauser Works in Oberndorf for a dozen years before immigrating to America and continuing his gun-designing career with the U.S. Ordnance Corps.
Cross Indiana Jones, Harry Flashman and a Colt M911 .45 pistol and you have the interesting—almost unbelievable—real life of one Donald Coates.