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The 1886/93 Lebel: France's Great War Masterpiece

This innovative 8 mm bolt-action repeater, which performed extraordinary service during World War I, was...

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

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

WWI Galilean Sights: An Evolution in Sniping

What are Galilean sights? More importantly, how well did they work? A group of modern...

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 Military Model 70: A Forgotten Sniper Rifle

Although the “Rifleman’s Rifle” is unquestionably one of the greatest hunting rifles of all time,...

'The Forgotten War:' The Men & Guns of Korea 1950

The Korean War began on June 25, 1950 and lasted until July 1953. It is...

'A Grisly Business:' Australia’s Lee-Enfield Sniper Rifle

Faced with no ready source for sniping rifles during World War II, the Australians created...

'Crack Marksmen': Canada's Aboriginal Snipers in WWI

Among the top snipers in the trenches of France and Flanders during World War I...

The M1903A1/UNERTL USMC Sniper Rifle

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

Long-Range Warriors: The USMC M40 Rifles

From the American Rifleman Archives: U.S. Marine Corps M40-series rifles have earned their reputation as...

Hodgdon: The Inside Story

Best known to handloaders within the firearm industry, Hodgdon Powder Company’s sphere of influence is...

America's Snipers in The Great War

A century ago, American snipers fought in both the trenches of France and in the...

Sniping From Below: Periscope Rifles in World War I

World War I saw the widespread introduction of many, what we would call, “modern” arms,...

The Genesis Of Sniping, Part 6: Soviet Sniping, 1939-1945

After the Great War, Soviet Russia sought to upgrade its military capability—especially when it came...

The Doughboy’s M1911 Pistol in World War I

By 1918, in the hands of the Doughboys of the American Expeditionary Force, the Kaiser’s...

How NRA Trained America’s Snipers To Fight “Over There”

During World War I, America’s top riflemen and British and Canadian instructors ran the United...

Guns of the “Devil Dogs”: U.S. Marine Corps Small Arms Of World War I

The U.S. Marines in France would earn the name “Teufelshunde” or “Devil Dogs” from the...

The Allies Strike Back: The Genesis Of Sniping, Part 5

Without a suitable sniping rifle, and with no training organization in place, the Allies struggled...

Special Presentation: Sniping in the Great War

Noted sniping authority and historian Maj. John L. Plaster, USAR (Ret.) has been working on...
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