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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...

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...

Confederate Sharpshooter Berry Benson and His Enfield

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

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....

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: Snipers—Specialists in Warfare

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

The Guns of 1864

In 1864, more and more repeating rifles-Spencers and “sixteen shooter” Henrys-made their way into Union...

The Guns of Gettysburg

In July 1863, the Army of the Potomac and the Army of Northern Virginia fought...

American Rifleman's Special Sessions at 2013 NRAAM

Attendees of the 142nd NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits are invited to join American Rifleman...

Book Review: Sharpshooting in the Civil War

Few realize the impact of the Civil War sharpshooter.