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Rifleman Q&A: Why The En Bloc Clip?

Why did John Garand include an en-bloc clip in his M1 rifle design? One reader...

Rifleman Q&A: Two Serial Numbers On An M1 Carbine?

Some former G.I.-issue M1 carbines have been seen with two serial numbers instead of the...

Rifleman Q&A: How Do Army 'M' Numbers Work?

M1 Garand, M1911, M14 rifle...where does the military come up with all these numbers and...

Rifleman Q&A: Why Didn't The U.S. Army Issue .45 Auto Rim?

Q: If the .45 Auto Rim cartridge doesn’t require the use of a cumbersome half-moon...

Rifleman Q&A: A Marine Corps M1917 Rifle?

This "USMC" marked M1917 rifle isn't what it appears to be, but it is a...

Rifleman Q&A: How Do I Avoid 'M1 Thumb?'

Anyone who's handled or fired an M1 Garand is likely familiar with the concept of...

Rifleman Q&A: A Rare Hopkins & Allen Derringer

Hopkins & Allen didn't make many of these derringers, which means they're highly collectible arms.

Rifleman Q&A: What Was the Colt Ace?

Even though Colt doesn't offer rimfire guns any longer, the company used to in the...

Rifleman Q&A: When Did M1 Carbines Get Bayonet Lugs?

I recently purchased an M1 carbine manufactured by Quality Hardware that has a bayonet lug....

Rifleman Q&A: What Is A Magazine Disconnect?

Sometimes there are some technical phrases that can be confusing to new shooters. One such...

Rifleman Q&A: What Is an M1 Carbine 'Rigger' Pouch?

I recently saw reference to a World War II “rigger” magazine pouch for an M1...

Rifleman Q&A: What Was The First Speedloader?

When did we invent the speedloader? To answer that question, we have to go back...

Rifleman Q&A: Age of a Wooden Ammo Crate?

I found an old wooden box in my barn that once held Remington shotshells. Can...

Rifleman Q&A: Soviet Tula-Korovin Pistol

We answer an American Rifleman reader's question about a Russian-made pistol he has in his...

Rifleman Q&A: Hollis & Sons Side-By-Side Shotgun

What's the history of this old Hollis & Sons side-by-side shotgun discovered on a southern...

Rifleman Q&A: Italian-Made EIG Derringer

An American Rifleman reader is attempting to identify a four-shot derringer that appears to date...

Rifleman Q&A: Did Savage Arms Make Lee-Enfields?

One American Rifleman reader wrote in, asking about a Savage-marked Lee-Enfield rifle he saw at...

Rifleman Q&A: Did Remington Rebuild M1903s During WWII?

It's commonly thought that Remington build M1903A3 rifles during WWII, but this gun-show find indicates...

Rifleman Q&A: Mamba Pistol

A reader inquires about an unusual pistol called the "Mamba."

Rifleman Q & A: Belgian Inheritance

A reader inquires about a William Parkhurst shotgun that belonged to his father.
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