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Lt. Col. “Sherm” Mills—Last Man Standing at the U.S. Springfield Arsenal

Lt. Col. “Sherm” Mills—Last Man Standing at the U.S. Springfield Arsenal

For the first time ever, we learn how retired U.S. Army Lt. Col. Mills, decorated...
Wartime Winchesters

Wartime Winchesters

In its advertisements on the back page of this magazine during World War II, Winchester...
Springfield Armory's First Model 1903 Rifle

Springfield Armory's First Model 1903 Rifle

The authors trace the fascinating history of just one M1903, the very first, serial No....
The Keefe Report: The Guns of “They Shall Not Grow Old“

The Keefe Report: The Guns of “They Shall Not Grow Old“

Director Peter Jackson, the man behind The recent film adaptation of JRR Tolkien’s “Lord of...
The U.S. Model Of 1917 Rifle

The U.S. Model Of 1917 Rifle

When America entered the Great War, there was a dire shortage of rifles for the...
The Model 1903 In World War I

The Model 1903 In World War I

When the Doughboys went to France, starting in 1917, they took with them arguably the...
Never In Anger: The Pedersen Device

Never In Anger: The Pedersen Device

Though never used in combat, the innovative Pedersen Device was a potential solution to the...
The Remington M1903 Rifles

The Remington M1903 Rifles

Though not as well known as the Springfield and Rock Island ’03s, the more than...
The M1A1 Carbine

The M1A1 Carbine

The “U.S. Carbine, Caliber .30, M1A1”—used by the elite American Airborne throughout World War II...
Winchester Goes To War

Winchester Goes To War

Throughout this century, Winchester has been called upon to be a vital part of the...
From the American Rifleman Archives: "In the System:" M1 Garand Rebuilds

From the American Rifleman Archives: "In the System:" M1 Garand Rebuilds

From the Dec. 2003 American Rifleman, Bruce Canfield explains how hundreds of thousands of M1s...
Q&A: Wartime Remington M1903s?

Q&A: Wartime Remington M1903s?

I was at a gun show and saw a Remington-made Model 1903 Springfield rifle. It...
Dual Citizenship: The Rock Island Armory Story

Dual Citizenship: The Rock Island Armory Story

From foreign shores to U.S. production, Rock Island Armory is a company with an intriguing...
U.S. Overhaul Markings

U.S. Overhaul Markings

U.S. military arms were identified by stamped initials of the U.S. Ordnance facility or inspector...
Springfield Model Of 1903

Springfield Model Of 1903

As recently as 20 years ago, very few people cared about (or paid a lot...
1900 Test Luger and Holster

1900 Test Luger and Holster

Learn more about the 1900 Test Luger and Holster.
In Memoriam: William C. Davis, Jr.

In Memoriam: William C. Davis, Jr.

Long-time American Rifleman ballistics editor, William C. Davis died on March 4, 2010.
The Smith-Corona ’03A3s

The Smith-Corona ’03A3s

Although not as widely used as the M1 Garand, the Smith-Corona Model 1903A3s saw service...