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First to Fight the Blitzkrieg: Polish Small Arms in September 1939

First to Fight the Blitzkrieg: Polish Small Arms in September 1939

When Nazi Germany invaded Poland on Sept. 1, 1939, they found the Polish military to...
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...
The U.S. Model 1919A4 Machine Gun

The U.S. Model 1919A4 Machine Gun

Based on the M1917A1 water-cooled, belt-fed machine gun, the lighter, air-cooled M1919A4 Browning was one...
Walther’s PPK

Walther’s PPK

Classic lines, timeless style and reliable features have defined the legendary PPK as the quintessential...
Fear & Loading: Navy Looking to Quiet the Ma Duece

Fear & Loading: Navy Looking to Quiet the Ma Duece

U.S. Naval Supply Systems Command issued a request for information “… seeking sources that manufacture...
Wartime Winchesters

Wartime Winchesters

In its advertisements on the back page of this magazine during World War II, Winchester...
Men and Guns of the 1900 China Relief Expedition

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,...
The Model of 1941 Johnson Rifle in Marine Service

The Model of 1941 Johnson Rifle in Marine Service

Although the M1 Garand was the United States’ main infantry rifle during World War II—the...
A Very Special Carbine

A Very Special Carbine

The “U.S. Carbine, Caliber .30 M1” is without a doubt one of the most popular...
Video—Shooting the MG42 Machine Gun

Video—Shooting the MG42 Machine Gun

Firing an historic rifle such as the MG42, then reviewing footage of it in operation,...
The Men and Guns of Pointe Du Hoc

The Men and Guns of Pointe Du Hoc

On June 6, 1944, 225 men of the 2nd Raider Battalion, under the command of...
Rifles of the United States Navy & Marine Corps: 1866-1917

Rifles of the United States Navy & Marine Corps: 1866-1917

While reading this book, I found myself at about every third or fourth page exclaiming—“I...
An Essential Uzi Guide

An Essential Uzi Guide

Uziel Gal’s 9 mm Luger submachine gun is one of the most distinctive small arms...
2019 American Rifleman Golden Bullseye Awards

2019 American Rifleman Golden Bullseye Awards

Now in their 17th year, these prestigious awards recognize standouts from the firearm industry. Here...
Building the Fulton Armory M65 EBR Rifle

Building the Fulton Armory M65 EBR Rifle

Take a look under the hood of this faithful recreation of the USMC's premier battle...
A Look Back at the Thompson Submachine Gun

A Look Back at the Thompson Submachine Gun

There is only a limited supply of Thompsons left, and fewer yet that can be...
The Keefe Report: The Mossberg That Never Was

The Keefe Report: The Mossberg That Never Was

Ever heard of the Mossberg Military .45 ACP Combat Model? In the interest of full...
The Model 1805 Harpers Ferry Pistol: Launching the Reproduction Era

The Model 1805 Harpers Ferry Pistol: Launching the Reproduction Era

In the last few decades particularly, the United States has seen an influx of both...
Speaking the G.I.'s Language: The M16 Comic Book Manual

Speaking the G.I.'s Language: The M16 Comic Book Manual

As reports of M16s failing in combat began to filter in, the U.S. Army scrambled...
The Model 1805 Harpers Ferry Pistol: From Inception to Insignia

The Model 1805 Harpers Ferry Pistol: From Inception to Insignia

Following the disbandment of the Continental Army in 1784, the United States kept only a...
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