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7 mm Mauser: History & Performance

One of the oldest centerfire cartridges still in use, the 7 mm Mauser has a rich history and still performs well when needed.

The Krag-Jorgensen: America's First Bolt-Action Service Rifle

The U.S. Krag-Jorgensen was America’s first bolt-action repeater chambered for a smokeless-powder cartridge. In the hands of American troops around the globe, the Krag played a small, but key, role in the rise of the “American Century.”

The 7x57 mm Mauser: History & Performance

Developed in the early 1890s, the 7x57 mm Mauser was the high-speed, low-drag cartridge of its day, and it still holds its own more than a century after its adoption.

FN-49: The Last Old-School Battle Rifle

The Fabrique Nationale FN-49 was one of the last military rifles made of forged, blued steel and walnut the old-school way. Today, they are favorites among shooters and collectors alike.

The Winchester Model 1897: A Look Back

Many features introduced in this shotgun remain standard in today’s modern pump guns.

The Marlin 336: One of 2019's Most-Popular Lever Guns

According to GunBroker's site rankings, the Marlin 336 was one of the most popular lever-action rifles sold in 2019.

The Luger of the Tropics

In the hands of the military and police—as well as revolutionaries and bandits—for decades, the Luger pistol became a national icon in Brazil.

Rifleman Q & A: Marlin Heirloom

A reader inquires about an octagonal-barreled .30-30 Win. lever-action rifle with no definitive past.

The Krag Is Still Relevant

The Krag, and its .30-40 Krag cartridge, enjoyed a much longer hunting life because a large number of surplus Krag rifles and carbines were sold to civilians.

Guns of the Spanish-American War 1898

Lucky were the soldiers armed with the .30–40 Krag-Jorgensen, but many Americans fought with the antiquated Trapdoor Springfield. The Spanish-American war was a conflict in which the U.S. Army first used machine guns and double-action Colts.

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