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The Remington Model 8: A Look Back

Who designed the first successful semi-automatic rifle capable of handling any North American big game? Of course, it was Remington with its Model 8.

The American Chauchat: Shooting A Gladiator Model 1918 CSRG

In this review, Field Editor Martin K. A. Morgan goes over the history of the World War One era French CSRG Chauchat Light Machine Gun. In doing so, he discusses the unique 'American' version developed to use .30-'06 Sprg., and how the shortfalls of one of its manufacturers lead to the tarnished reputation of the series as a whole in popular memory.

'A Grizzly Surprise:' Classic Ads for the Remington Model 8

No bear spray? How about a five-shot autoloading rifle designed by John Moses Browning? Here's how they marketed the Remington Model 8 way back when.

The Chauchat Light Machine Gun: Not Really One of the Worst Guns Ever

Despite its reputation, the "Fusil Mitrailleur Modéle 1915 CSRG" served effectively in combat for the French military chambered for the 8x50R Lebel cartridge, the Belgian military in 7.65x53 mm, and the Polish military in 7.92x57 mm Mauser.

Back to Basics: How Semi-Automatic Firearms Work

The semi-automatic firearm is so standard now that many accept it as the way firearms have always worked.

The Other Great Guns of John Browning

Dozens of other famous firearms would never have existed were it not for Browning. He was the most prolific and innovative gun designer during the early years of what we know as the modern-day firearm.

A Look Back at the Remington Model 8

Who designed the first successful semi-automatic rifle capable of handling any North American big game? Guess…

America's Favorite Deer Rifles

New calibers, modern materials and the progress made in bullets powders and manufacturing continue to create new favorites for deer hunters, but the classics remain as popular as ever.

Firearm Ideas That Failed

For every firearm design that flourished and went on to fame and fortune, several others arrived with great fanfare only to fizzle out at a very young age. Here are a few examples of underachievers.

Frank Hamer: Legendary Lawman

Frank Hamer spanned the era of horses to cars and became a Ranger legend while he made the transition.

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