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Colt's Model 1855 Revolving Rifle in the Civil War

Though eclipsed by other repeaters—such as the Henry and Spencer—the rifle version of Col. Colt’s...

The Beginnings of Marine Corps Marksmanship

The Marine Corps has long been regarded as some of the best marksmen in the...

World War II German Sniper Systems: Rifles, Optics & Ammo

Throughout World War II the Germans used and developed several variations of sniper optics and...

Origin of the Sniper: Rifle Development & Accuracy Potential

Before sniping could make an impact on the battlefield, two things were required: accurate rifles...

Sniping in Vietnam: An Inside Look at USMC Snipers in 1967

Against one or two of the enemy, mortar fire is is ineffective. The military's answer...

The M1903A1/UNERTL USMC Sniper Rifle

Adopted by the Marines after Pearl Harbor, the combination of the M1903A1 Springfield with a...

Men and Guns of the 1900 China Relief Expedition

Some American troops fought with guns one would expect in the multi-national mission to Peking,...

5 Guns Every Texan (and Every Other American) Should Know

The types of firearms that modern Texans own and carry may have changed since they...

Seabees Can Shoot!

From the American Rifleman archives, in commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the Seabees, we...

From Civil War To World War: The Genesis Of Sniping, Part 4

After the American Civil War, repeating rifles and smokeless powder revolutionized shooting. Accurate rifles that...

Confederate Sharpshooter Berry Benson and His Enfield

The Enfield rifle-musket was preferred by Confederate sharpshooters, including South Carolina Sgt. Berry Benson. In...

Navy Arms Whitworth Rifle

The company’s Parker-Hale Whitworth and the Parker-Hale Volunteer, to be specific, are back, in both...

Sharpshooting North & South: The Genesis Of Sniping

During the Civil War, sharpshooters brought marksmanship skills to bear, dispatching generals and influencing battles.

The Winchester Story

It was 150 years ago that the name “Winchester” was first stamped on a rifle....

The K98k Zf 41—The First Scout Rifle?

From the American Rifleman archives is the story of the K98k, equipped with the low-power,...

I Have This Old Gun: Whitworth Rifle

Ask the average Civil War buff to name a Yankee or Confederate sharpshooter’s rifle and...

Throwback Thursday: Dr. Shush!

From the February 1982 American Rifleman, learn the history of the first silencer, invented by...

American Rifleman Archives: Sky Sniper

In honor of the United States Navy's 240th birthday, we present this article from the...

Throwback Thursday: Snipers—Specialists in Warfare

Every Thursday we'll share an article from the American Rifleman archives. In this week's article...

The Genesis Of Sniping

Before sniping could make an impact on the battlefield, two things were required: accurate rifles...
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