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The Model of 1941 Johnson Rifle in Marine Service

The Model of 1941 Johnson Rifle in Marine Service

Although the M1 Garand was the United States’ main infantry rifle during World War II—the...
The Keefe Report: Maj. John L. Plaster, U.S. Army (Ret.)

The Keefe Report: Maj. John L. Plaster, U.S. Army (Ret.)

It’s not every day that one gets to ambush one of America’s top secret commandos.
A Very Special Carbine

A Very Special Carbine

The “U.S. Carbine, Caliber .30 M1” is without a doubt one of the most popular...
Long-Range Warriors: The USMC M40 Rifles

Long-Range Warriors: The USMC M40 Rifles

From the American Rifleman Archives: U.S. Marine Corps M40-series rifles have earned their reputation as...
VLTOR A5: The Cure for the Common Fixed Stock

VLTOR A5: The Cure for the Common Fixed Stock

As the ability to swap out parts quickly and easily has endeared the AR-15 to...
Remembering the Guns of the Alamo

Remembering the Guns of the Alamo

Separating fact from movie fiction, what arms were used during the 13-day siege in February...
The G.I. Thompson In World War II

The G.I. Thompson In World War II

Although the U.S. Army was slow to adopt the iconic gun, the Marines had been...
Irish Lewis Light Machine Guns in the United States

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...
First Action in the European Theater: The M1 Garand at Dieppe

First Action in the European Theater: The M1 Garand at Dieppe

While used previously in defense of the Philippines, the American M1 would not see European-theater...
I Have This Old Gun: German Gewehr 41(W)

I Have This Old Gun: German Gewehr 41(W)

The first nation to actually issue a semi-automatic rifle to its troops was Mexico, which,...
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 Sterling: Britain’s Cold War Submachine Gun

The Sterling: Britain’s Cold War Submachine Gun

The Sterling submachine gun saw action in more than 40 conflicts, well earning its place...
Frozen Indecision: American Intervention in Siberian Russia, 1918

Frozen Indecision: American Intervention in Siberian Russia, 1918

America’s interaction with Russia is quite the hot topic these days. Many Americans wonder, are...
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 M1 Carbine in Vietnam

The M1 Carbine in Vietnam

The M1 Carbine was introduced into Vietnam by French troops during the late 1940s in...
The Guns of Veracruz 1914

The Guns of Veracruz 1914

The landings at Veracruz saw the early combat use of several American small arms that...
Tested: SIG Sauer MCX Virtus Patrol Rifle

Tested: SIG Sauer MCX Virtus Patrol Rifle

When does a rifle based on the Modern Sporting Rifle stop being an MSR and...
American Ingenuity on Display: The VMI Firearms Collection

American Ingenuity on Display: The VMI Firearms Collection

Virginia Military Institute's collection of early American repeating firearms, Civil War weapons and U.S. martial...
The Model 1940 Light Rifle: Smith & Wesson's Beautifully Made Failure

The Model 1940 Light Rifle: Smith & Wesson's Beautifully Made Failure

The Light Rifle was designed following a request from the British in mid-1939. The resulting...
The Keefe Report: Marines Send in the Leupolds

The Keefe Report: Marines Send in the Leupolds

The U.S. Marine Corps prides itself on its marksmanship, and now Marine infantrymen will be...
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