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“Known But To God”: The Unknown Soldier and the U.S.S. Olympia

“Known But To God”: The Unknown Soldier and the U.S.S. Olympia

The Unknown Soldier is guarded by the Sentinels of the 3rd U.S. Infantry day and...
Irish Lewis Light Machine Guns in the United States

Irish Lewis Light Machine Guns in the United States

Col. Isaac Newton Lewis capitalized on the experimental drum-fed, air-cooled, McLean machine gun, developing a...
The Ivy Patch Gun

The Ivy Patch Gun

Ever go digging in an ivy patch? Imagine finding an artillery piece at the end...
The Arab Revolt and the Guns of Lawrence of Arabia

The Arab Revolt and the Guns of Lawrence of Arabia

T.E. Lawrence fought an unconventional campaign in the Arabian Desert during the Great War. But...
FN Mausers and the Fight for Israel

FN Mausers and the Fight for Israel

When Israel declared its independence in 1948, it acquired rifles—including some used by the Germans...
5 Guns Every Texan (and Every Other American) Should Know

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...
Turnbull Announces Limited Edition Commercial 1911 Pistol

Turnbull Announces Limited Edition Commercial 1911 Pistol

To mark the iconic Commercial 1911 Government Pistol’s significance in the history of American firearms,...
I Have This Old Gun: British Baker Rifle

I Have This Old Gun: British Baker Rifle

Even though rifles had been around for at least a couple hundred years, because of...
The Arms Of All The People Should Be Taken Away

The Arms Of All The People Should Be Taken Away

As we celebrate the Bicentennial of the Bill of Rights, evidence has been discovered that...
History of U.S. Military Gun Salutes

History of U.S. Military Gun Salutes

In recognition of Veterans Day we look at the origins of some of the honors...
The Grouseland Rifle: A Longrifle By John Small

The Grouseland Rifle: A Longrifle By John Small

Revolutionary War veteran John Small, “perhaps the finest gunsmith to work west of the Appalachian...
The Grouseland Rifle: A Longrifle by John Small

The Grouseland Rifle: A Longrifle by John Small

A Revolutionary War veteran and one of the leading men in the “Old Northwest,” John...
Guns of the Easter Rising

Guns of the Easter Rising

In April 1916, Irish rebels rose up against the British Crown. Armed with a motley...
Fire a Brown Bess at Colonial Williamsburg's Musket Range

Fire a Brown Bess at Colonial Williamsburg's Musket Range

This unprecedented experience offers guests an opportunity to learn about, handle and operate replica 18th-century...
The Guns of U.S. Presidents

The Guns of U.S. Presidents

It wasn’t that long ago when firearms were not only welcome in the executive mansion,...
The Failure Drill

The Failure Drill

There may be a lot of reasons why two shots to an attacker's vital zone...
Throwback Thursday: The Price of Individual Rights

Throwback Thursday: The Price of Individual Rights

Every Thursday we'll share an article from the American Rifleman archives. This editorial on the...
Veterans Day 1958

Veterans Day 1958

This editorial was originally published in the November 1958 issue of The American Rifleman. Fifty-six...
Kentucky Rifle Exhibit Opens at NRA National Firearms Museum

Kentucky Rifle Exhibit Opens at NRA National Firearms Museum

The Kentucky rifle, whose role in world history helped secure American independence and settle the...
“Where Will We Bury Them All?” Finnish Arms Of The Winter War

“Where Will We Bury Them All?” Finnish Arms Of The Winter War

Invaded by the expansionist Soviet Union in 1939, the Finns, a small nation of practiced...
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