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Thinking In Three Dimensions: The Genius of John Moses Browning

His firearms have figured significantly in history for more than a century, but John Moses Browning had a method of inventing that is only now being fully understood—and may come as quite a surprise.

Favorite Firearms: A WWII Vet's MAB Modele C

One American Rifleman reader wrote in about his father's MAB Modele C, a French-made pistol built for personal protection use just after World War II.

Early Semi-Automatics: Winchester's First Self-Loading Rifles

Though not well known today, Winchester’s first semi-automatic rifles saw service in and above the trenches of World War I, faced big and dangerous game, and set the stage for the modern sporting rifle.

Power Pair: FN 509C and 503 Review

The 509C and 503 are both worthy entries in the concealed carry market—the first as a full-featured compact that borders on subcompact territory, and the second as a capable, single-stack micro.

'Cold Steel': American Trench Knives of WWI

During WWI, American troops entered France without a dedicated fighting knife. That was soon remedied by the development of several trench knives designed for trench warfare.

NRA Gun of the Week: Browning Model 1955 Pistol

Watch as American Rifleman's Brian Sheetz discusses the history behind a classic John Browning design.

I Have This Old Gun: FN Browning Model 1922 Pistol

The efficient FN Browning Model 1910 and its offshoot, the Model 1922 (aka “10/22”), were designed by firearm marvel John Moses Browning and built in Belgium at Fabrique Nationale.

Magnificent Mausers: An Exploration Of Unusual Pistols And Carbines

With more than a million made, the Mauser C96 Broomhandle was one of the most successful pistols of all time. Less familiar are the many experimental and developmental Mausers that didn’t make the grade.

In The Beginning: Semi-Automatic Pistols of the 19th Century

Think the Mauser Broomhandle or a Colt was the first semi-automatic pistol? Think again. There were plenty of guns ahead of them. What, never heard of a Dormus? Read on.

Blood on the Border: The Battle of Columbus

In the early hours of March 19, 1916, American cavalrymen and armed citizens fought a pitched battle against Pancho Villa’s raiders.

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