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The Model 1805 Harpers Ferry Pistol: From Inception to Insignia

The Model 1805 Harpers Ferry Pistol: From Inception to Insignia

Following the disbandment of the Continental Army in 1784, the United States kept only a...
Arsenals and Armament: The Early Years of U.S. Martial Pistols

Arsenals and Armament: The Early Years of U.S. Martial Pistols

The journey from the dawning days of the American Revolution to the requisition of the...
Archives: Britain’s "New" Rifle

Archives: Britain’s "New" Rifle

From the American Rifleman archives we learn about the No. 4 Mk I, which was...
Springfield Armory's First Model 1903 Rifle

Springfield Armory's First Model 1903 Rifle

The authors trace the fascinating history of just one M1903, the very first, serial No....
Range Report Part 1: Rock Island Armory Rock Ultra MS

Range Report Part 1: Rock Island Armory Rock Ultra MS

For this installment of Range Reports, an extended 2,000-round evaluation, I’ve opted to test an...
Molot Vepr 7.62x54R "Closeunov 4ME" Rifle Project

Molot Vepr 7.62x54R "Closeunov 4ME" Rifle Project

Nearly two decades in the making, Field Editor Gil Horman finally gets to scratch a...
The Case for the 20"-Barreled AR-15 Rifle

The Case for the 20"-Barreled AR-15 Rifle

Although the semi-automatic M4-style carbine has dominated the AR market for many years, there is...
The Keefe Report: The Guns of “They Shall Not Grow Old“

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...
R. Lee Ermey, “The Gunny,” Laid to Rest at Arlington National Cemetery

R. Lee Ermey, “The Gunny,” Laid to Rest at Arlington National Cemetery

The interment ceremony for R. Lee Ermey—Marine, prolific star of film and television, and NRA...
By the Decade: Wiley Clapp’s Favorite Handgun—The 1960s

By the Decade: Wiley Clapp’s Favorite Handgun—The 1960s

Wiley Clapp's Marine Corps service influenced his choice for his favorite pistol of the 1960s.
War in the Desert: The Mauser-Vergueiro Rifle

War in the Desert: The Mauser-Vergueiro Rifle

An army should never go to war without rifles to arm its soldiers. Yet that...
Video—I Have This Old Gun: Russian PPSh 43 Submachine Gun

Video—I Have This Old Gun: Russian PPSh 43 Submachine Gun

The lesser-known cousin of the famous PPSh 41, the stamped-steel, 7.62x25 mm-chambered PPSh 43 submachine...
Fear and Loading: NORAD Watching Santa Closely

Fear and Loading: NORAD Watching Santa Closely

The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) is once again tracking Santa this Christmas Eve.
Shedding New Light on the “Air Service” Springfield M1903

Shedding New Light on the “Air Service” Springfield M1903

There has been confusion and speculation about the M1903 Springfield “Stripped for Air Service.” Documents...
Tested: SIG Sauer’s Made-In-America P210 Pistol

Tested: SIG Sauer’s Made-In-America P210 Pistol

With origins as a Swiss service pistol and a well-deserved reputation for quality and accuracy,...
The Guns of the Colonial Williamsburg Collection

The Guns of the Colonial Williamsburg Collection

As the capital of the Virginia colony and later the fledgling Commonwealth, Williamsburg has had...
The Ruger Model 77 Rifle Turns 50

The Ruger Model 77 Rifle Turns 50

A half-century on, it’s no coincidence that the upstart bolt-action that took on the big...
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